Walter Nahún López
|Full name||Walter Nahún López Cardenas|
|Date of birth||1 September 1977|
|Place of birth||La Labor, Honduras|
|Date of death||9 August 2015(aged 37)|
|Place of death||La Democracia municipality, Guatemala|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1999–2001||BSV Bad Bleiberg||28||(0)|
|2009–2010||Peñarol La Mesilla||21||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Walter Nahún López Cárdenas (1 September 1977 – 9 August 2015) was a Honduran football player.
His first game in the Honduran league was on 16 November 1997 wearing the Platense's shirt in La Ceiba against Vida. With Darwin Pacheco, he has been the only Honduran national league footballer from Ocotepeque Department.
López made his debut for Honduras in a May 2000 friendly match against Canada and has earned a total of 13 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 1 FIFA World Cup qualification match and played at the 2005 UNCAF Nations Cup as well as at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
His final international was a June 2005 friendly match against Jamaica.
- Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
|1.||10 March 2004||Estadio José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–1||1–2||Friendly match|
Personal life and murder
Nicknamed el General, his mother was Ovidia Cárdenas and he had a brother, Fernando.
López was murdered on 9 August 2015 by gangs at a Guatemalan border with Mexico. Police later stated he was shot outside the Estadio Comunal stadium in La Mesilla, La Democracia municipality, in Guatemala when visiting relatives of his wife Lesly Yamileth. He died moments later at the health center of the municipality.
- "Isamel Responde" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 15 May 2008.
- Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
- Cobán Imperial: Debutará López - Guatefutbol
- Walter Nahún López – FIFA competition record
- Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2005 - Details - RSSSF
- Madre de Walter López: "Dios por qué me llevaste mi hijo" - Diez (Spanish)
- LaPrensa.hn – Asesinan al futbolista hondureño Walter López – 9 August 2015
- Informe Policial: Asesino de Walter López huyó posiblemente a México - Diez (Spanish)
- Walter López murió en Centro de Salud del municipio La Democracia - Diez (Spanish)
- Walter Nahún López at National-Football-Teams.com
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