Ricardo training with current club C.D.S. Vida
|Full name||Ricardo Gabriel Canales Lanza|
|Date of birth||30 May 1982|
|Place of birth||La Ceiba, Honduras|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|* 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 2 June 2010
In July 2011 he signed for Atlético Choloma, and after two years of participation the club was regulated to Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras. In the year 2013 he rejoined C.D. Motagua on a one-year contract in which he only completed the Apertura tournament. He signed for C.D.S. Vida at the start of the Clausura tournament after lack of playing time with C.D. Motagua, and was brought in to help the club fight regulation.
He made his debut for Honduras in a June 2009 friendly match against Panama and has, as of July 2012, earned a total of 6 caps, scoring no goals. He was a non-playing squad member at both the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
- DIEZ.hn – Canales: "En Motagua no fueron leales" – 2 July 2010
- Canales tiene nueva casa - La Prensa (Spanish)
- Ricardo “El Gato” Canales firma con Atlético Choloma - La Tribuna (Spanish)
- ""El Gato" Canales regresa al Motagua - Diario La Prensa". Diario La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "Ricardo Canales: "Esto del Vida ya es costumbre" - Diario La Prensa". Diario La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- Honduras Squad List - FIFA
- CONMEBOL.com - Motagua squad Copa Sudamericana 2008
- Ricardo Canales – FIFA competition record