Erick Norales

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Erick Norales
Personal information
Full name Erick Zenón Norales Casildo
Date of birth (1985-02-11) 11 February 1985 (age 37)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Vida 80 (7)
2006–2011 Marathón 118 (11)
2012 Hunan Billows 28 (2)
2013 Marathón 17 (0)
2013 Vida (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Indy Eleven 46 (5)
National team
Honduras U20 8 (1)
2007–2008 Honduras U23 1 (0)
2007– Honduras 33 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:41, 15 September 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 September 2015

Erick Zenón Norales Casildo (born 11 February 1985) is a Honduran football defender.

Club career

Currently under reconstruction

Norales Began his professional career with C.D. Vida in 2002 to 2006 in his hometown of La Ceida, making 80 league appearances and scoring seven goals at the onset of his club career.from 2006 to 2011 Norales Appeared in 118 league matches (11 goals) for powerhouse club Marathón , helping the squad to three straight Apertura season titles (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10) ... During the 2010-11 season played every minute of team’s eight games in CONCACAF Champions League competition, including 2-1 home wins against Seattle Sounders FC and C.D. Saprissa ... For the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League he played all 90 minutes in group-opening 3-1 home win against D.C. United, Marathón’s third straight victory over the MLS side … Turned in 90-minute performances in last two group fixtures, back-to-back victories that lifted Marathón into the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year ... During the 2008-09 he was part of Marathón squad that won their group in CONCACAF Champions League and advanced to Quarterfinals … Played all but 22 minutes in highly successful six-game group stage campaign that featured a home-and-away sweep against D.C. United as well as wins against Mexican giants Cruz Azul and Costa Rican side C.D. Saprissa … Scored in two of those games; headers at home against D.C. United (2-0 W) and at Cruz Azul (1-1 T). Norales Headed across the Pacific alongside fellow Honduran countryman Astor Henriquez and Emil Martinez for the 2012 season with Hunan Billows in the Chinese Jia League (Second Division). He Made a return to his first professional club, C.D. Vida for the 2013 season, during the Honduran Liga Nacional’s Apertura (Opening) season in the fall, logging the full 720 minutes and notching a pair of goals across his eight appearances … Returned to his former side Marathón for the Liga Nacional’s Clausura (Closing) season in January, making 17 appearances (all starts) while logging 1,448 minutes.

International career

He was part of the Honduran U-20 team at the 2005 World Youth Championship in the Netherlands.

He made his senior debut for the national side in an April 2007 friendly match against Haiti and has, as of January 2013, earned a total of 29 caps, scoring 2 goals. He has represented his country in 2 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[1] and played at the 2009,[2] and 2011 UNCAF Nations Cups[3] as well as at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[4]

On 20 March 2008 Norales converted the final penalty kick in the semi finals of the 2008 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, to guarantee qualification to the 2008 Olympic Games for Honduras. He would eventually play two matches at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

International goals

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 June 2009 WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, USA  Panama 2–0 2–0 friendly match
2. 7 September 2010 Stade Saputo, Montreal, Canada  Canada 1–1 1–2 friendly match


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