Ricardo Canales

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Ricardo Canales
Ricardo training with current club C.D.S. Vida
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Gabriel Canales Lanza
Date of birth (1982-05-30) 30 May 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
C.D.S. Vida
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Victoria (0)
2006–2010 Motagua (0)
2010–2011 Victoria (0)
2011–2013 Atlético Choloma (0)
2013 Motagua 4 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Honduras 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 August 2013.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Canales and the second or maternal family name is Lanza.

Ricardo Gabriel Canales Lanza (born 30 May 1982) is a Honduran footballer who currently plays for C.D.S.Vida in the Honduran National Football League as a goalkeeper

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed el Gato (The Cat), Canales made his debut in league on 16 May 2001 playing for Victoria against Real España.

He was released from Motagua just after he returned from playing with the Honduras national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa[1] and he returned to Victoria.[2]

In July 2011 he signed for Atlético Choloma,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

International career[edit]

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.[6]


  • Motagua
2006–07 (A)
2007 UNCAF


  1. ^ DIEZ.hn – Canales: "En Motagua no fueron leales" – 2 July 2010
  2. ^ Canales tiene nueva casa - La Prensa (Spanish)
  3. ^ Ricardo “El Gato” Canales firma con Atlético Choloma - La Tribuna (Spanish)
  4. ^ ""El Gato" Canales regresa al Motagua - Diario La Prensa". Diario La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Ricardo Canales: "Esto del Vida ya es costumbre" - Diario La Prensa". Diario La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-10-25. 
  6. ^ Honduras Squad List - FIFA

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