Jerry Palacios

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Jerry Palacios
Personal information
Full name Jerry Nelson Palacios Suazo[1]
Date of birth (1981-11-01) 1 November 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Olimpia ? (9)
2005–2006 Motagua 23 (5)
2006 Olimpia 12 (4)
2007 Vida 31 (6)
2007–2008 Olimpia 7 (1)
2008–2010 Marathón 39 (18)
2010 Hangzhou Greentown 15 (2)
2011 Hunan Billows 23 (6)
2012 Marathón 10 (2)
2012 Platense 21 (6)
2013–2014 Alajuelense 29 (15)
2015–2016 ATM 2 (0)
2016– Real Sociedad
National team
2002–2014 Honduras 26 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of Oktober 14, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of Oktober 14, 2014

Jerry Nelson Palacios Suazo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝeri paˈlasjos]; born November 1, 1981) is a Honduran football striker, who currently plays for Real Sociedad.

Club career[edit]

Palacios made his senior debut for Olimpia for whom he played 7 successive years except for a season at F.C. Motagua and a season at Vida.

He signed for Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown in January 2010.[2] He had a failed trial in South China in the Hong Kong First Division League.

After the Chinese season ended he returned to Marathón for the 2012 Clausura championship.[3] In July 2012 he joined Platense for the 2012 Apertura[4] and in December 2012 he moved abroad again to play for Costa Rican side Alajuelense.[5]

Palacios returned to Asia at the end of 2014, this time joining Malaysian club ATM FA.[6][7] In January 2016 Palacios joined Real Sociedad.[8]

International career[edit]

Jerry Palacios made his debut for Honduras in a March 2002 friendly match against the USA and has, as of February 2013, earned a total of 13 caps, scoring 5 goals. He has represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[9]

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa, Honduras achieved an historical distinction by including Jerry, Johnny, and Wilson in their squad. They became the first trio of brothers to represent a single nation in the World Cup.[10] He was included in the squad after the injury of Julio César de León.[11]

International goals[edit]

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 August 2004 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 2–0 4–0 friendly match
2. 3 August 2004 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 3–0 4–0 friendly match
3. 3 August 2004 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 4–0 4–0 friendly match
4. 23 January 2010 The Home Depot Center, Carson, United States  United States 2–0 3–1 friendly match
5. 5 March 2014 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Venezuela 2–1 2–1 friendly match

Personal life[edit]

He is the brother of Milton, Wilson, Johnny and Edwin Palacios. On October 30, 2007 Edwin, aged 14, was kidnapped in La Ceiba.[12] he was found dead one year and seven months later in Omoa.


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