|Full name||Milton Omar Núñez García|
|Date of birth||30 October 1972|
|Place of birth||Sambo Creek, Honduras|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Nuñez played a few seasons in Honduras before moving abroad to play for Comunicaciones in Guatemala and for Nacional in Uruguay. He then briefly appeared for PAOK in the Superleague Greece and for Sunderland in the Premier League.
Born in Sambo Creek, Honduras, Nuñez played a few seasons in Honduras with Deportes Progreseño and Real España before moving abroad to play for Guatemalan side Comunicaciones and for Uruguayan club Nacional.
In 1999, Nuñez joined Greek club PAOK.
Perhaps the most popular theory surrounding his signing is that Peter Reid, who was the manager when Núñez was brought to the Stadium of Light, thought that he had signed Núñez's strike partner at PAOK, Adolfo Valencia, and not Núñez himself. Another theory, which seems untrue but is still often repeated is that Nunez was in fact playing for a Uruguayan 3rd division team with a similar name to Nacional, something which later led to a lawsuit from Sunderland. Nunez stayed in England for 2 years before returning to Nacional, after playing just once for Sunderland against Wimbledon in the league and Luton Town in the League Cup.
He returned to Nacional and then had a couple of seasons in Mexico.
Back in Honduras
In 2009, Núñez crossed the border to play for Guatemalan side Jalapa and then joined USAC for the 2010 Clausura championship, along with Selvin Motta and former national team goalkeeper Paulo César Motta. In June 2010, he rejoined Comunicaciones.
Tyson made his debut for Honduras in a May 1994 Miami Cup match against El Salvador and has earned a total of 86 caps, scoring 33 goals, making him third on Honduras' national team's all-time goalscorers list.
He has represented his country in 24 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001,2003 and 2005 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 1996, 2000 and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cups.
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Honours and awards
- Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala (3): 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98
- "Milton Núñez". National Football Teams. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- "Milton Nuñez". worldfootball.net. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
- "Milton Omar Núñez - Goals in International Matches". The RSSSF Archive. November 3, 2006. Retrieved October 15, 2007.
- "Sunderland top transfer deadline deals". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. March 23, 2000. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- "Nunez compensation".
- "Worst Premier strikers".
- "Sunderland 2 Wimbledon 1". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
- "Luton 1 Sunderland 2 (Agg 1-5)". Sporting Life. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2012.
- Llegó el nuevo refuerzo albo Archived April 12, 2013, at Archive.today - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
- Novedad en Marathón son tres refuerzos Archived April 12, 2013, at Archive.today - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
- "Tyson" Núñez pasa al Jalapa de Guatemala Archived April 12, 2013, at Archive.today - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Selvin Motta, Milton Núñez y Paulo Motta están felices en la U Archived February 16, 2010, at Archive.today - Prensa Libre (in Spanish)
- Milton Omar "Tyson" Núñez García refuerzo crema Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine - Radio Emisoras Unidas (in Spanish)
- FIFPro disturbed by racist abuse of Milton Núñez - FIFPRO
- Milton Núñez – FIFA competition record
- UNCAF Tournament 1995 Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- UNCAF Tournament 1997[permanent dead link] - RSSSF
- UNCAF Tournament 1999 - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2001 - Details Archived October 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 - Details Archived January 17, 2010, at WebCite - RSSSF
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2005 - Details Archived January 17, 2010, at WebCite - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 1996 - Full Details Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2000 - Full Details - RSSSF
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details Archived October 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine - RSSSF
- Ramos, Ismael (December 31, 2008). "Desafíe a Ismael". La Prensa (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2018.