Rigoberto Padilla

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Rigoberto Padilla
Personal information
Full name Rigoberto Padilla Reyes
Date of birth (1985-12-01) 1 December 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Valencia
2006–2008 Hispano 30 (9)
2009–2011 Olimpia 27 (2)
2011–2012 Victoria
2013– Olimpia
National team
2008–2008 Honduras U-23 8 (0)
2008–2009 Honduras 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 July 2009

Rigoberto Padilla Reyes (born 1 December 1985) is a Honduran footballer who plays for Olimpia.

Club career[edit]

Padilla started his career at Valencia but was subject of controversy since Valencia claimed he was sold to Olimpia by Hispano in 2009 while still on Valencia's books.[1]

His brothers, Esdras and Eleazar Padilla, also played for Hispano. Padilla, alongside Esdras and Eleazar was transferred to Motagua in 2008.[2] But the transfer was unsuccessful for Rigoberto Padilla and he stayed to play for Hispano. He then joined Olimpia before moving to Victoria for the 2011 Apertura.[3]

He left Victoria and returned to Olimpia for the 2013 Clausura.[4]

International career[edit]

Padilla was a part of the U-23 team that won the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament and played at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5]

He made his senior debut for Honduras in a friendly against Colombia on 26 March 2008 and has earned a total of 3 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup,[6] where he played his final international against the USA.


  1. ^ Valencia pide claridad en de caso Rigoberto Padilla - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Rigoberto Padilla se metió al “nido” - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Copete vuelve al Victoria - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Victoria trabaja en incertidumbre - La Tribuna (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Rigoberto PadillaFIFA competition record
  6. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details Archived 26 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine. - RSSSF

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