Donis Escober

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Donis Escober
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Personal information
Full name Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre[1]
Date of birth (1981-02-03) February 3, 1981 (age 41)
Place of birth San Ignacio, Honduras
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 28
Youth career
Juventud Olimpíca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001– Olimpia 219 (0)
National team
2002– Honduras 35 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 June 2014

Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre (born 3 February 1981) is a Honduran football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Olimpia in the Honduran National League.

Club career

Born in San Ignacio, Escober started at Olimpia's youth side Juventud Olímpica[2] and has played his entire professional career for Olimpia.

In March 2012, Escober was on the verge of breaking Motagua's Nicaraguan goalkeeper Róger Mayorga's 36 years old-record of 838 minutes without conceding a goal in the Honduran league.[3] He did not make it in the end, after being beaten by a Marathón goal that left Escober only 35 minutes short of Mayorga's record.[4]

International career

Escober made his debut for Honduras in a May 2002 friendly match against Japan and has, as of January 2013, earned a total of 17 caps. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played at the 2003[6] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[7] as well as at the 2009[8] and was a non-playing squad member at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup [9] and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

He has been an understudy to Noel Valladares for most of his international career.


  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 19. Retrieved 11 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. La tierra que cosechó a Donis Escober - El Heraldo (Spanish)
  3. Quieren batir récord de Mayorga en Honduras - Pinolero Sports
  4. Estuvo cerca - La Prensa (Spanish)
  5. Donis EscoberFIFA competition record
  6. Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup 2003 - Details - RSSSF
  7. UNCAF (Qualifying Tournament for Gold Cup) 2007 - Details - RSSSF
  8. CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2009 - Full Details - RSSSF
  9. CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2011 - Full Details - RSSSF

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