José Roberto Figueroa

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Roberto El Macho Figueroa
Personal information
Full name José Roberto Figueroa Padilla
Date of birth (1959-11-14) 14 November 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Olanchito, Honduras
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Vida (19[1])
1982–1986 Real Murcia 111 (51)
1986–1988 Hércules 45 (13)
1988–1989 Motagua (2)
1989 Cartaginés 15 (4)
1990 Vida
National team
1980–1985 Honduras 28 (14)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2011.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 November 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Figueroa and the second or maternal family name is Padilla.

José Roberto Figueroa Padilla, also known as Macho, (born 15 December 1959 in Coyoles, Olanchito) is a retired Honduran footballer who played as a forward, in Honduras for Motagua, Vida and in Spain for Real Murcia and Hércules. He also represented Honduras at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Macho Figueroa was a forward his best technical movements was a powerful shot. After a great participation with Honduras in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, his services were acquired by Real Murcia of the Spanish Second Division. By dint of goals, Figueroa contributed to his team will return to the La Liga. His league debut was against Real Sociedad where he had a good afternoon scoring two goals. He scored eleven goals in each of the two seasons he played in La Liga. A hat trick he did to Málaga on the third day of the 1984–85 season earned him get to lead the list of top scorers in the category. Over time, Macho with his goals became one of the most important players in the history of Real Murcia.

He finished his career at the team where he started his professional career, Vida, after a stint in Costa Rica with Cartaginés.[2]

International career[edit]

Figueroa made his debut for Honduras in 1980 and earned at least 28 caps, scoring 13 goals. He has represented his country in 19 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and was part of the 1982 FIFA World Cup squad in Spain, where he played all 3 matches.[3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 April 1980 Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico  Mexico 1–5 Friendly match
2. 23 November 1980 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 1–2 1–2 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 14 December 1980 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 3–0 5–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 14 December 1980 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 5–0 5–0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 3 November 1981 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Haiti 4-0 4-0 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 12 November 1981 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Canada 2–1 2–1 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
7. 15 June 1984 Estadio Armando Dely Valdés, Colón, Panama  Panama 2–0 3–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
8. 15 June 1984 Estadio Armando Dely Valdés, Colón, Panama  Panama 3–0 3–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. 24 June 1984 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Panama 1–0 1–0 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 6 March 1985 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Suriname 1–0 2–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 6 March 1985 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Suriname 2–0 2–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
12. 11 August 1985 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 1–0 2–2 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 8 September 1985 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Costa Rica 2–1 3–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 8 September 1985 Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Costa Rica 3–1 3–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification

Managerial career[edit]

In October 2012, he was named sporting director of Honduran Second Division side Real Sociedad after he lived in the USA for 14 years.[4]

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