Mario Blandón

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Mario Artica
Personal information
Full name Mario Blandón Artica
Place of birth Honduras
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1976 Motagua 134 (48)
1977–1978 Federal 10 (1)
National team
1974 Honduras
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 July 2010.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blandón and the second or maternal family name is Artica.

Mario Blandón Artica is a retired Honduran football forward.

Club career[edit]

He played most of his senior career for Honduran giants Motagua in the Honduran league[1] and was part of the famous team that remained unbeaten for 32 games in a row in 1973-1974.[2] He is currently the sixth best scorer for Motagua of all times with 48 goals.[3] He also played for Federal.

International career[edit]

Blandón has represented Honduras in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4][5] in 1974.



1970–71, 1973–74




  1. ^ – Desafíe a Ismael – La Prensa (Spanish) 29 July 2010 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Treviño: “Nos preocupa ganar y ser campeones – La Prensa (Spanish)
  3. ^ GOLEADORES 18.07.65 - 01.04.12 - Ciclo
  4. ^ Mario BlandónFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Mario BlandónFIFA competition record