Roger Rojas

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Roger Rojas
Personal information
Full name Roger Fabricio Rojas Lazo
Date of birth (1990-06-09) 9 June 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Necaxa (on loan from Olimpia)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Olimpia 119 (70)
2014–2015 Al-Ettifaq (loan) 5 (3)
2015– Necaxa (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2007 Honduras U17 (9)
2008–2009 Honduras U20 (13)
2010– Honduras 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rojas and the second or maternal family name is Lazo.

Roger Fabricio Rojas Lazo, nicknamed RoRo, (born on 9 June 1990) is a Honduran professional footballer. He currently plays for Necaxa of the Ascenso MX on loan from Olimpia.

Due to his style of play, has been compared to Wilmer Velásquez.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Tegucigalpa, Rojas plays as a striker for Olimpia. In April 2013, he scored his 50th league goal against Platense aged 22, making him the youngest player to reach the milestone and surpassing national team striker Jerry Bengtson who was 24 when he scored his 50th.[2]

Al-Ettifaq[edit]

In July 2014, Rojas was loaned to Saudi Arabian side Ettifaq for a year.[3] and scored his first goal in Crown Prince Cup against Al Mojzel.[4]

Necaxa[edit]

In January 2015 Rojas was loaned to Mexican side Necaxa for six months.[5]

International career[edit]

He represented Honduras in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[6]

Rojas made his senior debut against El Salvador on 5 September 2010, scoring his first goal in the process. This goal also meant that Rojas became the youngest ever goal scorer in the Honduran national team's history.[7]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 September 4, 2010 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  El Salvador 2-2 Draw Friendly
2 October 12, 2010 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Guatemala 2-0 Win Friendly
3 June 11, 2013 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Jamaica 2-0 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Olimpia

References[edit]

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