Iván Guerrero

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Mario Iván Guerrero
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Personal information
Full name Mario Iván Guerrero Ramírez
Date of birth (1977-11-30) 30 November 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Comayagua, Honduras
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Motagua 99 (3)
2000–2002 Coventry City 7 (0)
2002–2004 Motagua 38 (1)
2004 Peñarol 21 (1)
2005–2007 Chicago Fire 74 (3)
2008 San Jose Earthquakes 14 (1)
2008 D.C. United 13 (0)
2009 Colorado Rapids 0 (0)
2009–2011 Motagua 87 (1)
2013– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 49 (0)
National team
2000 Honduras U23 3 (0)
1999–2010 Honduras 84 (4)
Teams managed
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2010

Mario Iván Guerrero Ramírez (born 30 November 1977) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League. He is the club captain and also serves as an assistant coach.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Guerrero began his career with Motagua in Honduras, playing with the team from 1996 until transferring overseas in 2000. He moved to the English Premiership to play for Coventry City along with compatriot Jairo Martínez. He left the UK in October 2002[1] to rejoin Motagua and then moved to Peñarol in Uruguay in 2004, before his move to Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.

Major League Soccer[edit]

He served as Chicago's lone representative in the 2005 MLS All-Star Game; and won the Fire's 2005 Fire/Honda MVP and Fire Defender of the Year awards.[2]

On 21 November 2007 he was selected by San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft.[3] He was later traded to D.C. United on 31 July 2008 in exchange for a partial allocation.[4] He made his D.C. United debut on 2 August 2008 as a starting left midfielder in a 2–0 win against Kansas City Wizards.

Guerrero was traded to Colorado Rapids in February 2009 as part of the deal taking Christian Gómez back to D.C. United.[5] He was waived by Colorado on 17 June 2009.

Retirement[edit]

He retired in 2011 playing for C.D. Motagua.[6]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

On 24 January 2013, Guerrero ended retirement by signing with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.[7] In his first season with the Strikers he led the team in assists with six. Guerrero is captain of the club for the 2014 season. Following the dismissal of head coach Marcelo Neveleff on June 7, 2015, Guerrero was named interim head coach for the Strikers final spring season match against Minnesota United FC. On April 30, 2015, it was announced that Günter Kronsteiner would be returning as Strikers head coach. Guerrero will remain as an assistant coach on Kronsteiner's staff and also still be a part of the Strikers player roster.[8]

International career[edit]

Guerrero made his debut for Honduras in a March 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Belize and has earned a total of 84 caps, scoring 4 goals. He has represented his country in 33 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[9] and played at the 1999,[10] 2001,[11] 2005[12] and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups[13] as well as at the 2000,[14] 2005[15] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[16]

He was a member of the national squad who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[17]

His final international was an October 2010 friendly match against Guatemala.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 March 2000 Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Nicaragua 2–0 3–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 25 May 2001 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Nicaragua 1–1 10–2 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
3. 18 August 2004 Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 1–0 5–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 21 July 2005 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  United States 1–0 1–2 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Personal life[edit]

Guerrero is a permanent resident of the United States.

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Motagua
D.C. United
Chicago Fire Soccer Club

Country[edit]

Honduras

References[edit]

External links[edit]