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 28)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Alajuelense
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2017 Olimpia 119 (70)
2014–2015Al-Ettifaq (loan) 11 (4)
2015–2016 Necaxa (loan) 12 (5)
2018– Alajuelense 26 (20)
National team
2007 Honduras U17 (9)
2008–2009 Honduras U20 (13)
2010– Honduras 28 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:48, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2017

Roger Fabricio Rojas Lazo (born 9 June 1990), nicknamed RoRo, is a Honduran professional footballer. He currently plays for Liga Deportiva Alajuelense of the Costa Rican National League.

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]

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.[8]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 4 September 2010 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  El Salvador 2–1 2–2 Friendly
2 12 October 2010 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Guatemala 1–0 2–0 Friendly
3 11 June 2013 Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras  Jamaica 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours and awards[edit]

Club[edit]

C.D. Olimpia

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Roger Rojas, camino a ser el nuevo “matador” del Olimpia – Diez (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Roger Rojas jugará a préstamo por un año con el Al Etiffaq – Diez (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Roger Rojas anota su primer gol con el Ettifaq – Diez (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Osman Madrid: "Roger Rojas fue prestado por seis meses al Necaxa"
  6. ^ FIFA.com – FIFA Player Statistics: Roger ROJAS
  7. ^ "Roger Rojas: "Espero anotar mi primer gol en Puerto Cortés"" (in Spanish). Diario Tiempo. 10 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Rojas, Roger". National Football Teams. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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