Melvin Valladares

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Melvin Valladares
Personal information
Full name Melvin Yovany Valladares Castillo
Date of birth (1984-07-14) 14 July 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder or Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Valencia (7)
2006–2010 Real España 62 (14)
2010 Guerreros 14 (2)
2011 Dorados 11 (1)
2012– Motagua 45 (7)
National team
2007– Honduras 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2009

Melvin Yovany Valladares Castillo (born 14 July 1984) is a Honduran football striker who currently plays for F.C. Motagua in the Honduran Liga Nacional.

Club career[edit]

Valladares made his professional debut for Municipal Valencia on 6 August 2004 against Real España[1] before joining Real España himself after the 2005 Apertura. He would score 14 goals for them over a 5 year-period. In November 2009, he went on a trial with Tottenham Hotspur after being recommended by Wilson Palacios.[2]

In 2010, he moved abroad to play for Mexican second division side Guerreros[3] and left them in summer 2011 for Dorados.[4]

He joined Motagua before the 2012 Clausura.[5]

International career[edit]

Valladares made his debut for Honduras in a March 2007 friendly match against El Salvador and has, as of March 2013, earned a total of 14 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification match[6] and played at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[7]

His most recent international was an April 2010 friendly match against Venezuela.

International goals[edit]

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 July 2009 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, United States  Grenada 3–0 4–0 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
2 12 August 2009 Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Costa Rica 3–0 4–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification


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