Sergio Mendoza

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Sergio Mendoza
Personal information
Full name Sergio Giovany Mendoza Escobar
Date of birth (1981-05-23) 23 May 1981 (age 41)
Place of birth El Progreso, Honduras
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
USAC
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Real España
2006–2009 Olimpia
2009–2012 Motagua 77 (4)
2012–present USAC
National team
2002– Honduras 53 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2012.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2010

Sergio Giovany Mendoza Escobar (born 23 May 1981) is a Honduran football defender who currently plays for USAC in the Guatemalan national football league.

Club career

Mendoza started his professional career at Real España and joined Olimpia in 2006.

Doping suspension and return

In January 2009 he was suspended for a year by FIFA for using a banned substance.[1] On his return Olimpia claimed him to be theirs because he did not fulfill his contract due to his suspension[2] but he signed for Motagua in October 2009[3] and he played there for 2 years until his recession on 12 May 2012.[4]

He joined compatriots Gilberto Yearwood and Milton Núñez in summer 2012 at newly promoted Guatemalan side USAC.[5]

International career

Mendoza made his debut for Honduras in a March 2002 friendly match against the USA and has earned a total of 53 caps, scoring 1 goal. He has represented his country in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played 2 games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[6] He also played at the 2003,[7] 2005[8] and 2007 UNCAF Nations Cups[9] as well as at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[10]

His final international was an October 2010 friendly match against New Zealand.

International goals

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