Wilson Palacios

  • Date of birth : 29/07/1984
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Honduras Honduras
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Wilson Palacios

Wilson Palacios

Clubs: CD Olimpia, Birmingham City FC (loan), Wigan Athletic FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

• One of five footballing brothers, Palacios started out with hometown club CD Victoria before transferring to Olimpia, where he won five Honduran titles (two Apertura, three Clausura) during a six-year spell.

• Made his international debut for Honduras in 2003 − in a 1-1 draw with Paraguay − and represented his country at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005 and 2007 while still with Olimpia.

• Had trials in Europe with FK Crvena zvezda and Arsenal FC before joining Birmingham on loan in the autumn of 2007/08; followed manager Steve Bruce to Wigan in the new year, signing a permanent deal and proving his Premier League credentials over next 12 months before leaving for Tottenham.

• Proved influential in helping Honduras qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup – despite having to deal with the grief caused by the kidnap and death of one of his brothers, Edwin; joined two other brothers, Jhony and Jerry, in the squad for South Africa, where he started all three matches.

• Made 33 Premier League appearances (29 from the start) as Tottenham finished fourth in 2009/10 and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time.

Last updated: 14/01/11 17.56CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/07/2015 18:29 CET
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-0HondurasHonduras4300
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageHondurasHonduras0-3SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Wilson Palacios
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/07/1984 (30)
  • Country: Honduras

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 71kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Round of 32)
    26/02/09: Tottenham 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/06/2014 01:05 CET