Luis Santamaría

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Luis Santamaría
Personal information
Full name Luis Santamaría Crisanto Figueroa
Date of birth (1975-11-22) 22 November 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Iriona, Honduras
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender/Forward
Club information
Current team
Barillas F.C.
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2001 Marathón
2001–2002 Real España
2002-2005 Marathón
2005 Motagua
2005–2008 Marathón
2006 Beijing Guoan
2008 Qingdao Zhongneng 8 (1)
2008 Vida 16 (2)
2009–2011 Marathón 36 (1)
2011–2012 Necaxa
2012–2013 Atlético Choloma 33
2013–2014 Barillas F.C.
National team
2000–2007 Honduras 2 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Luis Santamaría Crisanto Figueroa (born 22 November 1975 in Iriona, Colón, Honduras) is a Honduran footballer who plays for Liga Nacional de Honduras club Atlético Choloma as a defender.

Club career

A big, lanky defender, Santamaría started his career at Marathón and also played for other Honduran giants Real España and Motagua. In 2007, he signed a contract with Chinese club Beijing Guoan.[1] He also had a spell with Qingdao Zhongneng in 2008.[2]

In summer 2011 Santamaría joined Necaxa[3] and in summer 2012 he moved to Atlético Choloma.[4]

International career

Santamaría made his debut for Honduras in a November 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Saint Vincent & the Grenadines[5] and has earned a total of 2 caps, scoring 1 goal. He was a non-playing squad member at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[6]

His second and final international was a May 2007 friendly match against Venezuela.

International goals

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 November 2000 Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4–0 7–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification


  1. "Santamaría se va hoy a China" (in Spanish). Diario La Tribuna. 2007-07-07. Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2007-07-08.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Michael Brown y Luis Santamaría viajaron a China para jugar con el Qingdao - Soitu (Spanish)
  3. Santamaría y García firmaron con Necaxa - La Tribuna (Spanish)
  4. Santamaría y Orbin Paz ya entrenan con el Choloma - La Tribuna (Spanish)
  5. Luis SantamaríaFIFA competition record
  6. CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2007 - Full Details - RSSSF

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