|Full name||Real Verdes Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Green Machine|
|Ground||Norman Broaster Stadium|
San Ignacio Town, Belize
|League||Premier League of Belize|
Verdes FC (previously Hankook Verdes) is a Belizean association football club which competes in the Belize Premier Football League. They are based in Benque Viejo del Carmen, a town situated on the border of Guatemala. The club was established in 1976 as Real Verdes Football Club and changed their name to Hankook Verdes in 2004. The club is one of the oldest active professional football teams in Belize and has been in existence since the inception of the Football Federation of Belize. Their home games are played at Marshalleck Stadium.
The club has established an excellent reputation for the development of many past and current members of the Belize national football team, despite not having won any club championships at the national level until 2008.
In 1985, Hankook Verdes was the first team to represent Belize in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Throughout the history of Belizean football, Real Verdes has represented its country more than any other club in Belize. The list of CONCACAF opponents includes professional teams such as Cruz Azul, UNAM, Santos Laguna, Querétaro (Mexico); Real España, Platense, Pumas UNAH (Honduras); Xelajú, Municipal, Comunicaciones, (Guatemala); San Francisco (Panama); and Luis Ángel Firpo (El Salvador). Hankook Verdes has the most UNCAF Club Tournament appearances of any Belize Football Club.
Performance in International competitions
- Copa Interclubes UNCAF: 4 appearances
- Best: First Round in 1995, 1999, 2006
- 1993: Preliminary Round
- 1994: Preliminary Round
- 1995: First Round
- 1999: First Round
- 2006: First Round
- CONCACAF Champions League: 2 appearances
- As of 21 August 2015
|Opponent||First meeting||Last Meeting||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD|
|Alajuelense||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||2||0||0||2||1||9||−8|
|Aurora||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||2||0||0||2||1||8||−7|
|Cruz Azul||Aug 26, 2008||Sept 9, 2008||2||0||0||2||0||12||−12|
|FAS||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||2||0||0||2||1||5||−4|
|Municipal||1995 CONCACAF Champions' Cup||1995 CONCACAF Champions' Cup||2||0||0||2||0||6||−6|
|Olimpia||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||2||0||0||2||0||3||−3|
|Puntarenas||Aug 22, 2006||Aug 31, 2006||2||0||1||1||1||6||−5|
|Querétaro||Aug 4, 2015||Sept 17, 2015||2||0||1||1||0||8||−8|
|San Francisco||Sept 22, 2015||Oct 22, 2015||1||1||0||0||2||1||1|
|Walter Ferretti||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||1999 Copa Interclubes UNCAF||1||0||0||1||0||1||−1|
- Friendly matches not included.
- Games decided by penalty shootout are counted as ties.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- Erwin Contreras (Captain, Belize national football team, 1990–93)
- Jorge García (Captain, Belize national football team, 1994–97)
- Nayo Waight (2005)
- Ramon Cayoc (2008)
- Walter Salazar (2013)
- Pablo Cacho (2014–15)
- Walter Salazar (2015–)
- Marvin Ottley (2017-)
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