Sergio Mendoza

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Sergio Mendoza
Personal information
Full name Sergio Giovany Mendoza Escobar
Date of birth (1981-05-23) 23 May 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth El Progreso, Honduras
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Real España
2006–2009 Olimpia
2009–2012 Motagua 77 (4)
2012–present USAC
National team
2002– Honduras 53 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2010

Sergio Giovany Mendoza Escobar (born 23 May 1981) is a Honduran football defender who currently plays for USAC in the Guatemalan national football league.

Club career[edit]

Mendoza started his professional career at Real España and joined Olimpia in 2006.

Doping suspension and return[edit]

In January 2009 he was suspended for a year by FIFA for using a banned substance.[1] On his return Olimpia claimed him to be theirs because he did not fulfill his contract due to his suspension[2] but he signed for Motagua in October 2009[3] and he played there for 2 years until his recession on 12 May 2012.[4]

He joined compatriots Gilberto Yearwood and Milton Núñez in summer 2012 at newly promoted Guatemalan side USAC.[5]

International career[edit]

Mendoza made his debut for Honduras in a March 2002 friendly match against the USA and has earned a total of 53 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played 2 games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[6] He also played at the 2003,[7] 2005[8] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[10]

His final international was an October 2010 friendly match against New Zealand.

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