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Honduras
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Los Catrachos (The Catrachos)
La Bicolor (The Bicolor)
La H (The H)
Association Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Reinaldo Rueda
Captain Anthony Lozano
Most caps Maynor Figueroa (181)
Top scorer Carlos Pavón (57)
Home stadium Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
FIFA code HON
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 63 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)
Highest 20 (2001)
Lowest 101 (December 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 60 Decrease 2 (3 March 2019)
Highest 20 (September 2001)
Lowest 104 (November 1971)
First international
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
 Honduras 10–0 Nicaragua 
(San José, Costa Rica; 13 March 1946)
Biggest defeat
 Guatemala 9–0 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1982)
Best result Group stage (1982, 2010, 2014)
CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup
Appearances 22 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions (1981)
Nations League Finals
Appearances 1 (first in 2021)
Best result Third place (2021)
Copa América
Appearances 1 (first in 2001)
Best result Third place (2001)

The Honduras national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Honduras) represents Honduras in men's international football. The team is governed by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras. They are nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor, or La H.

Honduras has qualified for the World Cup three times, in 1982, 2010, and 2014, and never advanced beyond the group stage. Outside of the FIFA World Cup tournament, Honduras has competed in several other international competitions, like the CONCACAF Championship (which they won in 1981), and the Copa América (which their best result was third place in 2001). Apart from that, Honduras has also won the Central American Cup championship four times, having won the final edition in 2017. The national team plays in the Nations League

History

The national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, losing 9–0 to Guatemala. The Honduras Men's National Team is the representative team in official men's football. They are nicknamed los Catrachos or The H, they were founded in and played in a football tournament organized to celebrate Central American Independence the very first international football match.

During their first appearance at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1930, Honduras posted a record of two wins and three losses. Their only wins came against Jamaica (5–1) and El Salvador (4–1), while they lost two games to Cuba and Costa Rica.

The national association, the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras (FENAFUTH) was founded in 1935. It joined FIFA in 1946 and co-founded CONCACAF in 1961.

1970 World Cup and the Football War

Prior to the qualification stages leading up to the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador found themselves in what was called the Football War. This nickname was given to the situation after a play-off game was played between the two countries to decide which would qualify for the Finals. This political crisis eventually turned into a war that lasted approximately 100 hours.

Honduras had begun qualifying by defeating Costa Rica and Jamaica. Against Jamaica, they easily won both games, 5–1 on aggregate. They beat Costa Rica 1–0 in Tegucigalpa and drew 1–1 away. This set up a final match between Honduras and El Salvador, who had eliminated Guyana and the Netherlands Antilles.

In the first game against El Salvador, Honduras won 1–0 in Tegucigalpa on 8 June 1969. Honduras were coached by Carlos Padilla Velásquez and the only goal of the game was scored by Leonard Welch. Honduras lost the second game 3–0 in San Salvador, and a play-off was required in the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on 27 June. El Salvador won 3–2 to qualify and eliminate Honduras from the qualifications.

1982 World Cup

Honduras football crest 1976
Crest in 1976.

Honduras won the 1981 CONCACAF Championship and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1982. Despite drawing against the hosts Spain and Northern Ireland, both 1–1, they were eliminated in the first round after losing their last match to Yugoslavia 1–0. 1982 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Honduras finished second in the 1985 CONCACAF Championship, losing their final match 2–1 against Canada, who went on to qualify for the 1986 World Cup. Their next major accomplishment was being runners-up at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing against the host nation, the United States.

For the 1998 World Cup, Jamaica and Mexico eliminated Honduras at the third round stage. Despite Honduras's overwhelming 11–3 victory against Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica defeated Mexico at Independence Park, Kingston, allowing the Reggae Boys to advance to the next round.

2001 Copa América

Since 1993, CONMEBOL has invited teams from other confederations to participate in their confederation championship, the Copa América. Honduras took part as one of the last-minute teams added for the 2001 tournament, as Argentina dropped out one day before the start. The team arrived only a few hours before the tournament's first game and with barely enough players. Despite the odds, Honduras progressed into the quarter-finals, where they defeated Brazil 2–0. In the semi-finals, Colombia knocked out Honduras 2–0.

Honduras advanced to the final round in the qualifying competition for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but again failed to qualify after losing at home to Trinidad & Tobago, and away against Mexico in their final two matches. The match against Trinidad, and Tobago saw Honduras hit the goal post eight times.

2010 World Cup

On 14 October 2009, Honduras qualified for the 2010 World Cup after a 1–0 win against El Salvador gave them the third automatic qualifying spot from the Fourth round of CONCACAF Qualifying.

Honduras faced Chile, Spain, and Switzerland in their first-round group. In their first match they lost to Chile 1–0, to a goal from Jean Beausejour. They then lost 2–0 to Spain, with both goals scored by David Villa. In their last match they drew 0–0 against Switzerland and were eliminated in last place in the group. 2010 FIFA World Cup Group H

2014 World Cup

Canada vs. Honduras 2014 FIFA WCQ in Toronto (photo by Djuradj Vujcic)
Players lining up during the national anthem prior to the qualifying match against Canada on June 12, 2012, at BMO Field

In the qualifying competition for the 2014 World Cup, Honduras were given a bye to the third round because of their third-place position among CONCACAF teams in the March 2011 FIFA World Rankings. They qualified for the final round by finishing first in their group, which included Panama, Canada and Cuba. After beginning with a home defeat against Panama, Honduras recovered and beat Canada 8–1 in their final match, allowing them to win the group ahead of Panama.

In the final round of qualifying, the Hexagonal, six teams faced each other in a home-and-away format. In their first two games, Honduras defeated the United States 2–1 and came back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2–2 with Mexico. They lost three of their next four matches before traveling to Mexico City to face Mexico in the Azteca. Honduras again trailed but scored twice in the second half for a stunning 2–1 win. They returned to Tegucigalpa, where they drew 2–2 against Panama, who escaped defeat with a last-minute goal by Roberto Chen. In the final two games, Honduras beat Costa Rica 1–0 at home and qualified with a 2–2 draw against Jamaica in Kingston. 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF fourth round

In the Finals in Brazil, Honduras again finished bottom of their first-round group, after 3–0 defeats against France and Switzerland, and a 2–1 defeat to Ecuador. The match against France featured the first use of goal-line technology to award a goal at the World Cup: an own-goal by Honduras's goalkeeper, Noel Valladares. Against Ecuador, Carlo Costly scored Honduras's first goal in the Finals for 31 years. 2014 FIFA World Cup Group E

Decline

Honduras failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. In the Hexagonal stage they dropped into fourth place after Panama scored an 88th-minute winning goal in their last match against Costa Rica. Honduras had themselves dropped points by conceding late goals in their two previous games, against Costa Rica and the United States. They entered a play-off against Australia, and after a 0–0 draw at home, Honduras were eliminated when they lost the second leg in Sydney 3–1.

In the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF third round, Honduras did considerably worse, with the Hondurans, for the first time ever in a World Cup qualification, failed to register a win, with just four draws. Immediate effect with the national team as they are going through a generational change of players for the team.

Home stadium

Honduras plays the majority of its home games at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.

The national team also plays at Estadio Nacional Chelato Uclés in Tegucigalpa. In the past, Honduras played their games in San Pedro Sula at Estadio Francisco Morazán.

Estadio Nilmo Edwards in La Ceiba has also hosted friendly exhibition matches since 2007.

Team image

Kit sponsorship

Kit supplier Period
Germany Adidas 1982–1988
Japan Mikasa 1989-1991
United States Pony 1991–1992
United States Score 1992-1998
Spain Joma 1999–present

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

      Win       Draw       Loss       Fixture

2023

2024

2025

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Colombia Reinaldo Rueda
Assistant coach Colombia Alexis Mendoza
Assistant coach Colombia Giovanni Hernandez
Goalkeeping coach Argentina Nestor Lo Tartaro
Fitness coach Colombia Juan Carlos Quintero
Video Analyst Colombia Pablo Roman
General Director Honduras Gerardo Ramos
Team Manager Honduras Luis Breve
Press Officer Honduras Edwin Banegas
Photographer and Social Media Honduras Magdiel Lagos
Nutritionist Honduras Oswaldo Sandoval
Doctor Honduras Jose Murillo
Doctor Honduras Guillermo Toledo
Physiotherapy Honduras Josue Fortin
Physiotherapy Honduras Gerardo Mejia
Physiotherapy Honduras Marcio Rivera
Equipment Manager Honduras Oscar Carvallo
Equipment Manager Honduras Kelsim Flores
Equipment Manager Honduras Agustin Mejia

Coaching history

  • Honduras Carlos Padilla (1960–1962)
  • Brazil Elsy Núñez (1962–1966)
  • Honduras Marinho Rodríguez (1966–1967)
  • Chile Sergio Lecea (1967–1968)
  • Honduras Carlos Padilla (1968–1973)
  • Germany Peter Lange (1974–1976)
  • Honduras José Herrera (1980–1986)
  • Netherlands Ger Blok (1987–1988)
  • Honduras José Herrera (1988)
  • Brazil Flavio Ortega (1991–1992)
  • Uruguay Estanislao Malinowski (1992–1993)
  • Uruguay Julio González (1993)
  • Honduras Carlos Cruz (1995)
  • Brazil Ernesto Rosa (1996)
  • Honduras Ramón Maradiaga (1996)
  • Peru Miguel Company (1997–1998)
  • Honduras Ramón Maradiaga (1998–2002)
  • Honduras Edwin Pavón (2003)
  • Honduras José Herrera (2003)
  • Brazil René Simões (2003)
  • Serbia and Montenegro Bora Milutinović (2003–2004)
  • Honduras José Herrera (2005)
  • Honduras Raúl Martínez (2006)
  • Brazil Flavio Ortega (2006–2007)
  • Colombia Reinaldo Rueda (2007–2010)
  • Mexico Juan Castillo (2010–2011)
  • Colombia Luis Suárez (2011–2014)
  • Costa Rica Hernán Medford (2014)
  • Colombia Jorge Pinto (2014–2017)
  • Honduras Carlos Tabora (2018)
  • Honduras Jorge Jimenez (2018)
  • Uruguay Fabián Coito (2019–2021)
  • Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez (2021–2022)
  • Argentina Diego Vásquez (2022–2023)
  • Colombia Reinaldo Rueda (2023–present)

Players

Current squad

The following 27 players were called up for the 2024 Copa América qualifying match against Costa Rica on 23 March 2024 and the friendly against El Salvador on 26 March 2024.

Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2024 after the match against El Salvador.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Harold Fonseca (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 30) 3 0 Honduras Olancho FC
22 1GK Alex Güity (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 26) 1 0 Honduras UPNFM
18 1GK Jonathan Rougier (1987-10-29) 29 October 1987 (age 36) 1 0 Honduras Motagua
1GK Edrick Menjívar (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 31) 16 0 Honduras Olimpia

2 2DF Wesly Decas (1999-08-11) 11 August 1999 (age 24) 8 0 Honduras Motagua
3 2DF Raul Santos (1992-08-02) 2 August 1992 (age 31) 14 0 Honduras Motagua
4 2DF Luis Vega (2001-02-28) 28 February 2001 (age 23) 11 0 Honduras Motagua
5 2DF Carlos Meléndez (1997-12-08) 8 December 1997 (age 26) 10 0 Honduras Motagua
6 2DF Javier Arriaga (2004-08-01) 1 August 2004 (age 19) 0 0 Honduras Marathón
14 2DF Andy Najar (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 31) 48 4 Honduras Olimpia
15 2DF Jose Martínez (2003-12-01) 1 December 2003 (age 20) 1 0 Honduras Olimpia
17 2DF Carlos Argueta (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 25) 2 0 Honduras Motagua
2DF Denil Maldonado (1998-05-26) 26 May 1998 (age 26) 31 1 Romania Universitatea Craiova

7 3MF Rigoberto Rivas (1998-07-31) 31 July 1998 (age 25) 21 0 Turkey Hatayspor
16 3MF Edwin Rodríguez (1999-09-25) 25 September 1999 (age 24) 30 3 Honduras Olimpia
10 3MF Alexander López (1992-06-05) 5 June 1992 (age 32) 58 6 Honduras Olancho FC
12 3MF David Ruiz (2004-02-08) 8 February 2004 (age 20) 4 0 United States Inter Miami
19 3MF Carlos Pineda (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 26) 13 0 Honduras Olimpia
20 3MF Deiby Flores (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 28) 36 0 Canada Toronto FC
23 3MF Jorge Álvarez (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 26) 20 1 Honduras Olimpia
3MF Joseph Rosales (2000-11-06) 6 November 2000 (age 23) 16 0 United States Minnesota United

8 4FW Michaell Chirinos (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 29) 21 1 Honduras Olimpia
9 4FW Douglas Martínez (1997-06-05) 5 June 1997 (age 27) 7 1 United States Indy Eleven
11 4FW Jerry Bengtson (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 37) 70 23 Honduras Olimpia
13 4FW Darixon Vuelto (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 26) 6 0 Honduras Real España
21 4FW Bryan Róchez (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 29) 25 3 Portugal União de Leiria
4FW Anthony Lozano (captain) (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 31) 49 12 Spain Almería

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Honduran squad in the last twelve months.


Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Marlon Licona (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 33) 1 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
GK Luis López (1993-09-13) 13 September 1993 (age 30) 59 0 Honduras Real España v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
GK Enrique Facussé (1998-12-30) 30 December 1998 (age 25) 0 0 Colombia Internacional v.  Mexico, 21 November 2023
GK Juergen García (2005-01-28) 28 January 2005 (age 19) 0 0 Honduras Lone v.  Cuba, 15 October 2023

DF Devron García (1996-02-17) 17 February 1996 (age 28) 11 0 Honduras Real España v.  Costa Rica, 23 March 2024 PRE
DF Kevin Álvarez (1996-08-03) 3 August 1996 (age 27) 11 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
DF Elison Rivas (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 24) 2 0 Colombia Águilas Doradas v.  Mexico, 21 November 2023
DF Maylor Núñez (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 28) 12 0 Honduras Olimpia v.  Mexico, 21 November 2023
DF Ricky Zapata (1997-11-23) 23 November 1997 (age 26) 4 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Cuba, 15 October 2023
DF Franklin Flores (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 28) 12 0 Honduras Real España v.  Grenada, 12 September 2023
DF Marcelo Pereira (1995-05-27) 27 May 1995 (age 29) 30 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Guatemala, 3 September 2023 INJ
DF Omar Elvir (1989-11-28) 28 November 1989 (age 34) 13 0 Honduras Olancho FC 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Johnny Leverón (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 34) 45 4 Honduras UPNFM v.  Canada, 28 March 2023
DF Oscar Almendárez (1992-07-13) 13 July 1992 (age 32) 3 0 Honduras Olancho FC v.  Canada, 28 March 2023

MF Juan Delgado (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 31) 6 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Costa Rica, 23 March 2024 PRE
MF Alexy Vega (1996-09-16) 16 September 1996 (age 27) 2 0 Honduras Marathón v.  Costa Rica, 23 March 2024 PRE
MF Gerson Chávez (2000-01-31) 31 January 2000 (age 24) 2 0 Honduras Vida v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
MF Carlos Mejía (2000-02-19) 19 February 2000 (age 24) 1 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
MF Edwin Maldonado (1994-06-04) 4 June 1994 (age 30) 0 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
MF Samuel Elvir (2001-04-25) 25 April 2001 (age 23) 0 0 Honduras Marathón v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
MF Bryan Acosta (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 30) 67 2 Turkey Gaziantep v.  Mexico, 21 November 2023
MF Kervin Arriaga (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 26) 23 2 United States Minnesota United v.  Mexico, 17 November 2023 INJ
MF José Reyes (1997-11-05) 5 November 1997 (age 26) 1 0 Honduras Génesis v.  Cuba, 15 October 2023
MF Iván López (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 33) 7 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Grenada, 12 September 2023
MF Christian Altamirano (1989-11-26) 26 November 1989 (age 34) 7 0 Honduras Olancho FC 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Francisco Martínez (1992-10-29) 29 October 1992 (age 31) 0 0 Honduras Marathón 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Kevin López (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 28) 14 2 Honduras Olimpia v.  Canada, 28 March 2023
MF Héctor Castellanos (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 (age 31) 11 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Canada, 28 March 2023
MF Walter Martínez (1991-03-26) 26 March 1991 (age 33) 9 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Canada, 28 March 2023

FW Luis Palma (2000-01-17) 17 January 2000 (age 24) 12 1 Scotland Celtic v.  Costa Rica, 23 March 2024 INJ
FW José Pinto (1997-09-27) 27 September 1997 (age 26) 12 2 Honduras Olimpia v.  Costa Rica, 23 March 2024 PRE
FW Alenis Vargas (2003-12-04) 4 December 2003 (age 20) 0 0 United States Sporting Kansas City v.  Costa Rica, 23 March 2024 PRE
FW Daniel Carter (2003-09-12) 12 September 2003 (age 20) 3 0 Honduras Real España v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
FW Yeison Mejía (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 26) 2 0 Honduras Motagua v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024
FW Jorge Benguché (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 28) 13 3 Switzerland Bellinzona v.  Iceland, 17 January 2024 WD
FW Alberth Elis (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 28) 64 13 France Bordeaux v.  Mexico, 21 November 2023
FW Romell Quioto (1991-08-09) 9 August 1991 (age 32) 67 14 Saudi Arabia Al-Arabi v.  Mexico, 17 November 2023 WD
FW Rubilio Castillo (1991-11-26) 26 November 1991 (age 32) 33 6 Honduras Motagua 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Edwin Solano (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 28) 17 2 Honduras Olimpia 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Clayvin Zúñiga (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 33) 2 0 Honduras Marathón v.  Canada, 28 March 2023

  • INJ Withdrew due to injury
  • COV Withdrew due to COVID-19
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • WD Withdrew for personal reasons

Records

Players in bold are still active with Honduras.

Most appearances

Maynor Figueroa 2017
Maynor Figueroa is Honduras's most capped player with 181 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Maynor Figueroa 181 5 2003–2022
2 Amado Guevara 138 27 1994–2010
3 Noel Valladares 135 0 2000–2016
4 Boniek García 134 3 2005–2021
5 Emilio Izaguirre 111 5 2007–2020
6 Carlos Pavón 101 57 1993–2010
7 Wilson Palacios 97 5 2003–2014
8 Danilo Turcios 87 7 1999–2010
9 Milton Núñez 86 33 1994–2008
Víctor Bernárdez 86 4 2004–2014

Top goalscorers

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Carlos Pavón is Honduras's top goalscorer with 57 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Carlos Pavón 57 101 0.56 1993–2010
2 Wilmer Velásquez 35 47 0.74 1994–2007
3 Milton Núñez 33 86 0.38 1994–2008
4 Carlo Costly 32 78 0.41 2007–2017
5 Nicolás Suazo 28 51 0.55 1991–1998
6 Amado Guevara 27 138 0.2 1994–2010
7 Jerry Bengtson 23 70 0.33 2010–present
8 Eduardo Bennett 19 36 0.53 1991–2000
9 David Suazo 17 57 0.3 1999–2012
10 Saul Martínez 16 35 0.46 2001–2009

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Declined participation
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962 Did not qualify 5 2 1 2 5 8
England 1966 4 0 1 3 1 6
Mexico 1970 7 4 1 2 10 8
West Germany 1974 7 2 4 1 11 10
Argentina 1978 Withdrew Withdrew
Spain 1982 Group stage 18th 3 0 2 1 2 3 Squad 13 8 4 1 23 6
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 10 5 3 2 15 9
Italy 1990 2 0 2 0 1 1
United States 1994 14 6 3 5 23 20
France 1998 6 3 1 2 18 11
South Korea Japan 2002 22 14 2 6 56 25
Germany 2006 8 3 4 1 15 8
South Africa 2010 Group stage 30th 3 0 1 2 0 3 Squad 18 10 2 6 32 18
Brazil 2014 31st 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad 16 7 5 4 25 15
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 18 5 7 6 20 28
Qatar 2022 14 0 4 10 7 26
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Morocco Portugal Spain 2030
Saudi Arabia 2034
Total Group stage 3/19 9 0 3 6 3 14 164 69 44 51 262 202

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 Fourth place 4th 7 3 1 3 8 12 Squad Qualified automatically
Guatemala 1965 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 5
Honduras 1967 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 4 2 Squad Qualified as hosts
Costa Rica 1969 Banned Banned
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 5 11 Squad 2 1 1 0 2 1
Haiti 1973 Fourth place 4th 5 1 3 1 6 6 Squad 2 1 1 0 5 4
Mexico 1977 Did not enter Did not enter
Honduras 1981 Champions 1st 5 3 2 0 8 1 Squad 8 5 2 1 15 5
1985 Runners-up 2nd 8 3 3 2 11 9 Squad 2 2 0 0 4 0
1989 Did not qualify 2 0 2 0 1 1
United States 1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 12 3 Squad 5 2 1 2 5 5
Mexico United States1993 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 6 5 Squad 3 3 0 0 7 0
United States 1996 8th 2 0 0 2 1 8 Squad 4 3 1 0 8 1
United States 1998 9th 2 0 0 2 1 5 Squad 5 2 1 2 8 5
United States 2000 Quarter-finals 6th 3 2 0 1 7 5 Squad 5 4 0 1 11 5
United States 2002 Did not qualify 3 1 1 1 12 5
Mexico United States 2003 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 1 2 Squad 7 3 1 3 10 7
United States 2005 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 6 Squad 5 3 2 0 12 3
United States 2007 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 0 2 10 6 Squad 3 1 1 1 11 5
United States 2009 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 0 2 6 4 Squad 5 4 0 1 9 3
United States 2011 Semi-finals 4th 5 1 2 2 8 5 Squad 4 3 1 0 8 3
United States 2013 4th 5 3 0 2 5 5 Squad 4 1 2 1 3 3
Canada United States 2015 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 4 Squad 4 2 0 2 3 3
United States 2017 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 2 Squad 5 4 1 0 7 3
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 6 4 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2021 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 7 7 Squad 4 3 1 0 8 1
Canada United States 2023 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 6 Squad 4 2 0 2 5 7
Total 1 Title 22/27 93 35 21 37 128 118 88 50 19 19 155 75

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK Squad
United States 2019−20 A C 6 3 2 1 10 4 Same position 3rd Squad
United States 2022–23 A C 4 2 0 2 5 7 Same position 7th
United States 2023–24 A B 4 2 1 1 8 1 Same position 6th
Total 14 7 3 4 23 12 3rd

Copa América

Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Colombia 2001 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 7 5 Squad
United States 2016 Did not qualify
United States 2024 Did not qualify
Total Third place 6 3 1 2 7 5

Copa Centroamericana

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 5 5
Honduras 1993 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 7 0
El Salvador 1995 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 8 1
Guatemala 1997 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 5
Costa Rica 1999 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 11 5
Honduras 2001 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 12 5
Panama 2003 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 4 5
Guatemala 2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 12 3
El Salvador 2007 Fifth place 5th 3 1 1 1 11 5
Honduras 2009 Third place 3rd 5 4 0 1 9 3
Panama 2011 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 8 3
Costa Rica 2013 Runners-up 2nd 4 1 2 1 3 3
United States 2014 Fifth place 5th 4 2 0 2 3 3
Panama 2017 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 7 3
Total 4 Titles 14/14 60 34 12 14 108 49

CCCF Championship

CCCF Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1941 Did not enter
El Salvador 1943
Costa Rica 1946 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 17 12
Guatemala 1948 Did not enter
Panama 1951
Costa Rica 1953 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 13 10
Honduras 1955 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 9 6
Netherlands Antilles 1957 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 6 4
Cuba 1960 Third place 3rd 4 0 3 1 6 7
Costa Rica 1961 Third place 3rd 6 3 0 3 13 11
Total Runners-up 6/10 31 14 5 12 64 50

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1951 Did not participate
Mexico 1955
United States 1959
Brazil 1963
Canada 1967
Colombia 1971
Mexico 1975
Puerto Rico 1979
Venezuela 1983
United States 1987
Cuba 1991 Fourth place 4th 5 1 1 3 6 11
Argentina 1995 Fourth place 4th 6 1 2 3 8 10
Since 1999 See Honduras national under-23 football team
Total Fourth place 2/12 11 2 3 6 14 21

Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American and Caribbean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Cuba 1930 Third place 3rd 5 2 0 3 9 22
El Salvador 1935 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 6 20
Panama 1938 Did not participate
Colombia 1946
Guatemala 1950 Third place 3rd 6 3 0 3 7 6
Mexico 1954 Did not participate
Venezuela 1959
Jamaica 1962
Puerto Rico 1966
Panama 1970
Dominican Republic 1974
Colombia 1978
Cuba 1982
Dominican Republic 1986 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 1 0 7 1
Mexico 1990 Did not participate
Puerto Rico 1993
Venezuela 1998
El Salvador 2002 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 0 2 4 5
Colombia 2006 Fourth place 4th 7 5 0 2 16 8
Puerto Rico 2010 Preliminary round 7th 2 0 1 1 0 1
Mexico 2014 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 8 11
Colombia 2018 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 3
Total Runners-up 9/22 43 21 4 18 65 77

Central American Games

Central American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Guatemala 1973 Did not qualify
El Salvador 1977
Guatemala 1986 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 6 1
Honduras 1990 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 8 2
El Salvador 1994 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 16 4
Honduras 1997 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 6 3
Guatemala 2001 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 9 5
Honduras 2006 Not held
Panama 2010
Costa Rica 2013 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 6 1
Nicaragua 2017 Champions 1st 4 2 2 0 7 1
Total 4 Titles 7/11 28 19 5 4 58 17

Head-to-head record

As of 26 March 2024 after the match against  El Salvador.

      Positive Record       Neutral Record       Negative Record

Honours

Major competitions

  • CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup
    • Champions (1): 1981
    • Runners-up (2): 1985, 1991
    • Third place (3): 1967, 2005, 2009
    • Fair Play Award: 2005, 2007
  • CONCACAF Nations League
    • Third place (1): 2019–20
  • Copa América
    • Third place (1): 2001

Other competitions

  • CCCF Championship
    • Runners-up (1): 1953
    • Third place (4): 1955, 1957, 1960, 1961
  • Copa Centroamericana
    • Champions (4): 1993, 1995, 2011, 2017
    • Runners-up (3): 1991, 2005, 2013
    • Third place (2): 1999, 2009
  • Central American and Caribbean Games
    • Third place (2): 1930, 1950
  • Lunar New Year Cup
    • Champions (1): 2002

FIFA World Ranking

Last update was on 24 March 2024 Source:

     Best Ranking       Worst Ranking       Best Mover       Worst Mover  

Honduras' FIFA World Ranking History
Rank Year Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
78 2024
76 2023 76 Increase 2 81 Decrease 1
81 2022 78 Increase 2 82 Decrease 4
76 2021 63 Increase 4 76 Decrease 8
64 2020 62 Steady 64 Decrease 1
62 2019 61 Increase 4 67 Decrease 6
62 2018 59 Increase 5 67 Decrease 3
68 2017 65 Increase 10 75 Decrease 3
75 2016 75 Increase 10 98 Decrease 4
101 2015 72 Increase 5 101 Decrease 8
71 2014 30 Increase 4 72 Decrease 13
42 2013 34 Increase 12 59 Decrease 7
58 2012 51 Increase 10 72 Decrease 8
53 2011 38 Increase 17 57 Decrease 7
59 2010 34 Increase 3 59 Decrease 8
37 2009 35 Increase 7 46 Decrease 7
40 2008 36 Increase 10 61 Decrease 13
53 2007 52 Increase 7 63 Decrease 8
56 2006 38 Increase 26 81 Decrease 43
41 2005 39 Increase 11 59 Decrease 4
59 2004 47 Increase 12 59 Decrease 6
49 2003 37 Increase 3 49 Decrease 5
40 2002 25 Increase 3 43 Decrease 8
27 2001 20 Increase 25 51 Decrease 4
46 2000 46 Increase 14 74 Decrease 6
69 1999 69 Increase 14 80 Decrease 2
91 1998 64 Increase 9 95 Decrease 17
73 1997 45 Increase 5 73 Decrease 8
45 1996 42 Increase 5 57 Decrease 6
49 1995 49 Increase 20 71 Decrease 20
53 1994 40 Increase 2 56 Decrease 7
40 1993 39 Increase 2 41 Decrease 1

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Honduras para niños

  • Football in Honduras
  • Honduras national under-23 football team
  • Honduras national under-20 football team
  • Honduras national under-17 football team
  • Clásico centroamericano
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