Mauricio Castro

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Mauricio Castro
Personal information
Full name Mauricio Fernando Castro Matamoros
Date of birth (1981-08-11) August 11, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Choloma
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Motagua (3)
2004–2005 Universidad
2005–2007 Hispano 11 (0)
2007–2008 Olimpia
2008–2010 New England Revolution 30 (0)
2011 Municipal
2011 Necaxa
2012–present Atlético Choloma
National team
2003–2007 Honduras 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 April 2009

Mauricio Fernando Castro Matamoros (born August 11, 1981 in Tegucigalpa) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for Atlético Choloma in the Honduran National League.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Pipo, Castro began his career in his native Honduras, playing for six seasons in Honduras' top division, the Honduran National League, for Motagua, Universidad, Hispano and Olimpia.

Major League Soccer[edit]

Castro signed for the New England Revolution on February 15, 2008.[1] He was seriously injured by Chicago Fire's Mexican forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco in his first season. After 30 appearances, including 25 starts, for the Revs in 2008 and 2009, Castro was released by the Revolution on May 14, 2010, having failed to make an appearance in the 2010 season.[2]

In 2011 the left-sided midfielder returned to Honduras and signed with second division Municipal. He then joined Necaxa for the 2011 Apertura season[3] and moved to Atlético Choloma ahead of the 2012 Clausura.[4] He was said to have left Choloma in summer 2012 after playing only two matches into the 2012 Apertura season, since he had received only half of his salary[5] but later declared that a talk with manager Edwin Pavón made him stay with the club.[6]

International career[edit]

Castro made his debut for Honduras in a June 2003 friendly match against Guatemala and has earned a total of 5 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup.[7]

His final international was a March 2007 friendly match against El Salvador.

Personal life[edit]

Castro was born in Honduras' capital Tegucigalpa to Andrés Castro and Lourdes Matamoros. He is married to Glenda and they have two children: Mauricio and Katherine.


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