Rigoberto Padilla

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Rigoberto Padilla
Personal information
Full name Rigoberto Padilla Reyes
Date of birth (1985-12-01) 1 December 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005-2006 Valencia
2006-2008 Hispano 30 (9)
2009–2011 Olimpia 27 (2)
2011-2012 Victoria
2013- Olimpia
National team
2008-2008 Honduras U-23 8 (0)
2008-2009 Honduras 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2008.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 July 2009

Rigoberto Padilla Reyes (born 1 December 1985) is a Honduran footballer who plays for Olimpia.

Club career

Padilla started his career at Valencia but was subject of controversy since Valencia claimed he was sold to Olimpia by Hispano in 2009 while still on Valencia's books.[1]

His brothers, Esdras and Eleazar Padilla, also played for Hispano. Padilla, alongside Esdras and Eleazar were transferred to Motagua in 2008.[2] But the transfer was unsuccessful for Rigoberto Padilla and he stayed to play for Hispano. He then joined Olimpia before moving to Victoria for the 2011 Apertura.[3]

He left Victoria and returned to Olimpia for the 2013 Clausura.[4]

International career

Padilla was a part of the U-23 team that won the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament and played at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5]

He made his senior debut for Honduras in a friendly against Colombia on 26 March 2008 and has earned a total of 3 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup,[6] where he played his final international against the USA.


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