Arnold Peralta

Last updated

Arnold Peralta
Arnold Peralta.jpg
Peralta with Rangers in 2013
Personal information
Full nameArnold Fabián Peralta Sosa
Date of birth(1989-03-29)29 March 1989
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Date of death 10 December 2015(2015-12-10) (aged 26)
Place of death La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2013 Vida 114 (2)
2013–2015 Rangers 24 (1)
2015 Olimpia (1)
Total161(4)
National team
2009 Honduras U20 3 (1)
2010 Honduras U21 2 (0)
2011–2012 Honduras U23 9 (0)
2011–2015 Honduras 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 11 December 2015

Arnold Fabián Peralta Sosa (29 March 1989 – 10 December 2015) was a Honduran footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Association football Team field sport played between two teams of eleven players with spherical ball

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Contents

He began his career at Vida in 2008, and five years later he joined Scottish club Rangers, where he won the Scottish League One in 2013–14. After being released in January 2015, he returned to his homeland with Olimpia. Peralta was a full international with 26 caps for the Honduras national football team from his debut in 2011, representing the nation at the 2012 Olympics, although he was not selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup squad due to injury.

Club Deportivo y Social Vida, or simply Vida, is a Honduran football club based in La Ceiba, Atlántida.

Rangers F.C. Scottish association football club based in Glasgow

Rangers Football Club is a football club in Glasgow, Scotland, which plays in the Scottish Premiership, the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. Their home ground, Ibrox Stadium, is in the south-west of the city in the Govan district. Although not part of the official name, the club is occasionally referred to as Glasgow Rangers. Rangers have played in blue shirts since the inception of the club.

Scottish League One Scottish association football league

The Scottish League One, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ladbrokes League One, is the third tier of the Scottish Professional Football League, the league competition for men's professional football clubs in Scotland. The Scottish League One was established in July 2013, after the Scottish Professional Football League was formed by a merger of the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League.

He was shot dead on 10 December 2015 in his hometown of La Ceiba. He was buried in Jardines de Paz Ceibeños cemetery. [1] [2]

La Ceiba Place in Atlántida, Honduras

La Ceiba is a port city on the northern coast of Honduras in Central America. It is located on the southern edge of the Caribbean, forming part of the south eastern boundary of the Gulf of Honduras. With an estimated population of over 200,000 living in approximately 170 residential areas, it is the third largest city in the country and the capital of the Honduran department of Atlántida. La Ceiba was officially founded on 23 August 1877. The city was named after a giant ceiba tree which grew near the old dock. The dock itself finally fell into the sea in late 2007. The city has been officially proclaimed the "Eco-Tourism Capital of Honduras" as well as the "Entertainment Capital of Honduras". Every year, on the third or fourth Saturday of May, the city holds its famous carnival to commemorate Isidore the Laborer. During this time, the city is host to approximately 500,000 tourists.

Career

Club

Vida

Born in La Ceiba, Peralta began his career in 2008 with his hometown LINA club Vida. [3]

Rangers

In June 2013, Peralta agreed to join the Scottish club Rangers on a four–year deal, subject to receiving a work permit. He was eligible to play once Rangers' player registration embargo was lifted on 1 September 2013. [4] Peralta scored his first goal for Rangers in a friendly against Dundee. [5] Already crowned Scottish League One champions, his first competitive goal came against Stranraer on 26 April 2014, a 3–0 win at Ibrox which saw Rangers pass 100 points in the season. [6]

Dundee F.C. association football club

Dundee Football Club is a professional football club based in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Founded in 1893, they are nicknamed "The Dark Blues" or "The Dee". The club plays its home matches at Dens Park.

Stranraer F.C. association football club

Stranraer Football Club is a Scottish semi-professional football club based in the town of Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway. The club was founded in 1870, making it the third-oldest football club in Scotland behind Queen's Park and Kilmarnock and one of the 20 oldest in the world. The club currently competes in Scottish League One as a member of the Scottish Professional Football League. They have won the Scottish Second Division on two occasions, most recently in 1997–98, as well as coming runners-up in 2004–05 and 2014–15. Their only national cup final came in 1996, when the club defeated First Division champions St Johnstone 1–0 in the Scottish Challenge Cup final.

Ibrox Stadium football stadium in Glasgow

Ibrox Stadium is a football stadium on the south side of the River Clyde in the Ibrox district of Glasgow. The home of Rangers F.C., Ibrox is the third largest football stadium in Scotland, with an all-seated capacity of 50,817.

On 21 January 2015, Rangers announced that Peralta's contract had been terminated by mutual consent. [7] He went on trial with Kazakhstan's Shakhter Karagandy, [8] but did not earn a contract. [9]

FC Shakhter Karagandy Kazakh football club based in the Shakhtyor Stadium in Karagandy

Football Club Shakhter, commonly referred to as FC Shakhter Karagandy, is a professional football club based in Karagandy, Kazakhstan. They have been members of the Kazakhstan Premier League since its foundation in 1992.

Olimpia

Peralta later returned to his home country after signing for Olimpia. [10] [11]

International

Peralta was the Honduran Under-20 captain. He helped his country qualify for the 2009 FIFA World Youth Championship, in Egypt, in which he played three games scoring against eventual third place team from Hungary. He also participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics, making his debut on 26 July in a 2–2 draw against Morocco at Hampden Park, Glasgow. [12]

He made his senior debut for Honduras in a September 2011 friendly match against Paraguay and represented his country in seven FIFA World Cup qualification matches, [13] as well as playing at the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. [14] He missed Honduras' 2014 FIFA World Cup attempt due to injury. [15] At the time of his death, he had appeared 26 times for his country.

Death

Peralta died after being fatally shot outside a shopping mall in his hometown of La Ceiba on 10 December 2015, at the age of 26. [16] He was hit by eighteen bullets, and police ruled out robbery as a motive. [15]

Two days later, a minute of silence was observed at Ibrox before a Scottish Championship game between Rangers and Morton. [17]

Career statistics

Club

[18] [19]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
CD Vida 2008–09 Liga Nacional 210----210
2009–10 200----200
2010–11 260----260
2011–12 240----240
2012–13 232----232
Total1142--------1142
Rangers 2013–14 [20] Scottish League One 2014000-20261
2014–15 [21] Scottish Championship 400010-0050
Total2414010--20311
CD Olimpia 2014–15 Liga Nacional 90-20-110
2015–16 141-20-161
Total231--40--271
Career total1614401040201724

International

Honduras [19]
YearAppsGoals
201110
201250
2013130
201430
201540
Total260

Honours

Rangers

Related Research Articles

The 1991–92 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 26th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. C.D. Motagua won the title after defeating Real C.D. España in the finals. Both teams qualified to the 1992 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

José Eduardo Bennett is a retired Honduran footballer. He is currently manager of UPNFM.

Jerry Nelson Palacios Suazo is a Honduran football striker, who currently plays for Belmopan Bandits in Belize.

Carlos Ernesto Paez de Oliveira Bustillo is a Honduran football midfielder who plays for Real Juventud.

Johnny Palacios Honduran footballer

Johnny Eulogio Palacios Suazo is a Honduran footballer who plays as a defender for Olimpia.

Arnold Javier Cruz Argueta is a retired Honduran football defender. He currently is manager of second division side UPNFM.

The 1965–66 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the inaugural edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The season ran from 18 July 1965 to 23 January 1966. The format of the tournament consisted of a double round-robin schedule. Platense F.C. won the title after defeating España 2–0 in the last round at El Progreso.

The 1993–94 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 28th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament consisted of a three round-robin schedule followed by a 6-team playoff round. Real C.D. España won the title after winning the regular season and the final round and qualified to the 1995 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up C.D. Motagua.

The 1981–82 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 16th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season. C.D.S. Vida won the title after defeating Atlético Morazán in the finals and qualified to the 1982 CONCACAF Champions' Cup. Additionally, Vida, Atlético Morazán, C.D. Marathón and Real C.D. España obtained berths to the 1982 Copa Fraternidad.

The 1982–83 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 17th edition of the Honduran Liga Nacional. The format of the tournament remained the same as the previous season, with the exception that no final series were played. Club Deportivo Olimpia won the title after finishing first in the final round and qualified to the 1983 CONCACAF Champions' Cup along with runners-up C.D. Motagua.

Walter Nahún López Cárdenas was a Honduran football player.

Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins is a Honduran Striker.

This page details Honduran football league records.

Brayan Antonio Beckeles is a Honduran football player who currently plays for Liga MX side Necaxa. He is also a member of the Honduran national football team and plays as a defender.

Junior Alberto Lacayo Rochez is a Honduran football player who currently plays as a striker for Club Deportivo Olimpia.

Mario Eugenio Dolmo Flores is a retired Honduran footballer.

Wilmer Enrique Cruz Paredes is a retired Honduran football player. He is currently the manager of Victoria.

The 2015–16 Honduran Liga Nacional season was the 50th Honduran Liga Nacional edition, since its establishment in 1965. For this season, the system format remained the same as the previous season. The tournament began on 31 July 2015 and ended on 22 May 2016.

The 2016–17 season is the 69th season of competitive association football in Honduras.

The 2017–18 season is the 70th season of competitive association football in Honduras.

References

  1. DiarioMas.hn – ¡Asesinaron al defensor Arnold Peralta! – 11 December 2015
  2. LaPrensa.hn – Asesinan al futbolista hondureño Arnold Peralta – 11 December 2015
  3. "Arnold Peralta". Worldfootball.net. 29 March 1989.
  4. "Peralta Agrees Rangers Deal". David Melvin. Rangers.co.uk. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  5. "Arnie Will Keep Improving". Andrew Dickson. Rangers.co.uk. 31 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  6. Murray, Keir (26 April 2014). "Rangers 3-0 Stranraer". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  7. "Arnold Peralta Leaves Rangers". Rangers Football Club. Rangers.co.uk. 21 January 2015. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  8. "Игрок Глазго Рейнджерс и сборной Гондураса в Шахтёре". sport.gazeta.kz (in Russian). 23 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  9. "Перальты не будет в Шахтёре". sports.kz (in Russian). 29 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  10. Arnold Peralta ya entrena con Olimpia de Honduras - Diario La Tribuna Honduras
  11. Arnold Peralta: "Es una bendición ponerme la camiseta de Olimpia" - Diario Diez
  12. "Arnold Peralta". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  13. Arnold Peralta FIFA competition record
  14. Copa Centroamericana 2013 (UNCAF Nations Cup) – RSSSF
  15. 1 2 "Arnold Peralta: Honduras footballer shot dead". BBC News. BBC. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  16. "Asesinan al futbolista hondureño Arnold Peralta" [Honduran footballer Arnold Peralta murdered]. laprensa.hn (in Spanish). 11 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  17. Wilson, Richard (12 December 2015). "Rangers 2-2 Morton". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  18. "A.Peralta". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  19. 1 2 "Arnold Fabián Peralta Sosa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  20. "Games played by Arnold Peralta in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  21. "Games played by Arnold Peralta in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 December 2015.