Carlos Pavón facts for kids
Pavón with Honduras
|Full name||Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer|
|Date of birth||9 October 1973|
|Place of birth||El Progreso, Honduras|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1990–1992||Real España Reservas|
|1994–1995||→ Toluca (loan)||17||(7)|
|1995||→ San Luis (loan)||11||(4)|
|1996||→ Valladolid (loan)||9||(0)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlos Alberto Pavón Plummer (born 9 October 1973) is a Honduran former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is regarded as one of the best Honduran footballers in history, and by most as the nation's greatest player ever.
Most prominently affiliated with Real España, he has made over 200 appearances for Los Aurinegros in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras, and is Honduras' all-time leading national team goalscorer.
Born in El Progreso, Yoro, to Blanca Nieves Pavón Macedo and Costa Rican footballer Allard Plummer, Pavón began his career at the age of 18 in his native Honduras with Real España on 30 May 1992 against Platense in the 1992 Honduran Cup, the final score was 1-1. While with Real España, Pavón won four Honduran league championships, as well as leading the league in scoring.
Pavón then played in Mexico for seven successive years, except for a short stint in Spain. He played for Morelia in the Mexican Primera División, winning the 2000 Clausura with the club. He has also played for Toluca, San Luis, Correcaminos, Necaxa, Cruz Azul, and Celaya, where he led the Mexican Second Division in scoring.
Major League Soccer
On 19 June 2007, he signed a deal to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.  He scored twice in the away match against New York Red Bulls on 18 August 2007, both coming from David Beckham assists. The match attracted 66,000 fans, the highest attendance ever recorded for a Bulls game. Pavón was waived at the end of the season.
Despite other offers from MLS teams, he went back to Real Club España in Honduras for 2008. After being released, he signed on with the struggling Club Necaxa of the Primera División de México. He made his debut for Necaxa on 1 March 2009 after only one training session with the club. He started the match and assisted both goals in their 2–2 draw with Club Santos Laguna.
After trying his luck at Club Necaxa he returned to Real España and retired after the 2012 Clausura to become assistant coach at the club as well as a football commentator.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Honduras||League||Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|1992–93||Real España||Honduran national league||31||10||6||3||2||1||39||14|
Pavón made his debut for Honduras in a July 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against the USA and has earned a total of 101 caps, scoring a Honduran record 57 goals. He has represented his country in 37 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in only 1 game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
He also played at the 1995,1999, 2001 and 2009 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 1993, 1998, 2000 and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.
His final international was a June 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Chile. After participating in the World Cup through pain, it was discovered Pavón had a hernia. His future in football was in limbo, as a result of the injury.
|1.||29 November 1995||Santa Ana, El Salvador||Panama||2-0||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 1995|
|2.||10 December 1995||San Salvador, El Salvador||Guatemala||3-0||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 1995|
|3.||10 December 1995||San Salvador, El Salvador||Guatemala||3-0||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 1995|
|4.||24 July 1996||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Panama||1-1||Draw||Friendly|
|5.||21 August 1996||San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||2-1||Win||Friendly|
|6.||25 August 1996||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Cuba||4-0||Win||Friendly|
|7.||21 September 1996||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||2-1||Win||World Cup 1998 Qualifier|
|8.||21 October 1996||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||El Salvador||1-1||Draw||Friendly|
|9.||17 November 1996||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||11-3||Win||World Cup 1998 Qualifier|
|10.||1 February 1998||Oakland, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||1-3||Loss||1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|11.||21 March 1999||San José Costa Rica||Costa Rica||1-0||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 1999|
|12.||26 March 1999||San José Costa Rica||Costa Rica||2-1||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 1999|
|13.||21 May 1999||Miami, United States||Haiti||2-0||Win||Friendly|
|14.||21 May 1999||Miami, United States||Haiti||2-0||Win||Friendly|
|15.||9 February 2000||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||El Salvador||5-1||Win||Friendly|
|16.||12 February 2000||Miami, United States||Jamaica||2-0||Win||2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|17.||16 February 2000||Miami, United States||Colombia||2-0||Win||2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|18.||19 February 2000||Miami, United States||Peru||3-5||Loss||2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|19.||7 May 2000||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Panama||3-1||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|20.||7 May 2000||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Panama||3-1||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|21.||3 June 2000||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Haiti||4-0||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|22.||16 July 2000||San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||5-2||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|23.||16 July 2000||San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||5-2||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|24.||16 August 2000||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||6-0||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|25.||16 August 2000||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||6-0||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|26.||2 September 2000||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||El Salvador||5-0||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|27.||2 September 2000||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||El Salvador||5-0||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|28.||2 September 2000||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||El Salvador||5-0||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|29.||23 May 2001||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Nicaragua||10-2||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 2001|
|30.||23 May 2001||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Nicaragua||10-2||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 2001|
|31.||23 May 2001||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Nicaragua||10-2||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 2001|
|32.||16 June 2001||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||4-2||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|33.||20 June 2001||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||3-1||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|34.||20 June 2001||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||3-1||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|35.||20 June 2001||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||3-1||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|36.||1 September 2001||Washington, D.C., United States||United States||2-1||Win||World Cup 2002 Qualifier|
|37.||2 May 2002||Kobe, Japan||Japan||3-3||Draw||2002 Kirin Cup|
|38.||2 May 2002||Kobe, Japan||Japan||3-3||Draw||2002 Kirin Cup|
|39.||28 April 2004||Fort Lauderdale, United States||Ecuador||1-1||Draw||Friendly|
|40.||19 June 2004||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Netherlands Antilles||4-0||Win||World Cup 2006 Qualification|
|41.||19 April 2007||La Ceiba, Honduras||Haiti||1-3||Loss||Friendly|
|42.||25 May 2007||Mérida, Venezuela||Venezuela||1-2||Loss||Friendly|
|43.||13 June 2007||Houston, United States||Cuba||5-0||Win||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|44.||13 June 2007||Houston, United States||Cuba||5-0||Win||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|45.||13 June 2007||Houston, United States||Cuba||5-0||Win||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|46.||13 June 2007||Houston, United States||Cuba||5-0||Win||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|47.||17 June 2007||Houston, United States||Guadeloupe||1-2||Loss||2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|48.||18 January 2009||Miami, United States||Chile||2-0||Win||Friendly|
|49.||26 January 2009||Tegucigalpa, Honduras||El Salvador||2-0||Win||UNCAF Nations Cup 2009|
|50.||28 March 2009||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1-1||Draw||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|51.||1 April 2009||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Mexico||3-1||Win||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|52.||10 June 2009||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||El Salvador||1-0||Win||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|53.||12 August 2009||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Costa Rica||4-0||Win||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|54.||5 September 2009||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Trinidad and Tobago||4-1||Win||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|55.||5 September 2009||San Pedro Sula, Honduras||Trinidad and Tobago||4-1||Win||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|56.||14 October 2009||San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||1-0||Win||World Cup 2010 Qualification|
|57.||23 January 2010||Carson, United States||United States||3-1||Win||Friendly|
|Correct as of 7 October 2015|
Honours and awards
C.D. Real Espana
- Liga Profesional de Honduras: 1993–94, 2003–04 A, 2006–07 C, 2010–11 A
- Honduran Cup: 1992
- Liga MX: Invierno 2000
- Copa Centroamericana: 1993, 1995
- Mexico Primera División A top scorer: Verano 1997 (shared with Ángel Lemus)
- Honduran Footballer of the Year: 2009
- IFFHS Most Popular Player Award: 2009
- CONCACAF Gold Cup Top Goalscorer: 2007
- CONCACAF Gold Cup All-Star Team: 2007
- Top goalscorers in Liga Nacional de Honduras: 2006–07 C
- All-time Top Scorer of Honduras National Football Team: 58 goals
- All-time Top Scorer of Real España: 72 goals
He is the son of Costa Rican Allard Plummer, who played for Marathón in the 1970s and Blanca Nieves Pavón Macedo. He is married to Emy Diana James de Pavón and they have two sons, Carlos and André. His son Carlos Alberto Plummer James was enlisted by Real España in 2011.
Pavón also tried his luck on the music scene, but without major success. He was selected by UNICEF to for their campaign to prevent violence against women.
In Spanish: Carlos Pavón para niños
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