Amado Guevara

Amado Guevara (born 2 May 1976) is a Honduran retired football player and manager. He was the coach of Puerto Rico from 2018 to 2019.[3]

Amado Guevara
Guevara playing for Toronto FC in 2008
Personal information
Full name Amado Guevara
Date of birth (1976-05-02) 2 May 1976[1]
Place of birth Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1993 Olimpia
1993–1994 Motagua
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2000 Motagua 140 (47)
1995–1996Real Valladolid (loan) 8 (0)
2000–2001 Toros Neza 26 (7)
2001–2002 Zacatepec 16 (2)
2002 Saprissa 19 (9)
2003–2006 New York Red Bulls[2] 103 (32)
2007–2008 Chivas USA 4 (0)
2007–2008Motagua (loan) 21 (5)
2008–2009 Toronto FC 46 (9)
2010–2013 Motagua 113 (20)
2014–2015 Marathón 13 (1)
Total 509 (132)
National team
1995 Honduras U-20
1994–2010 Honduras 138 (27)
Teams managed
2018–2019 Puerto Rico
2018–2019 Puerto Rico U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 June 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2010

A former midfielder, he is the second all-time cap leader for the Honduran national team behind Maynor Figueroa .[4] He was selected as the Best Player of the 2001 Copa América, held in Colombia.



Guevara, nicknamed El Lobo, began his career in Honduras with Club Deportivo Olimpia and F.C. Motagua, and subsequently played all over the world: in Spain with Real Valladolid, in Mexico with Toros Neza and CD Zacatepec, and in Costa Rica with Deportivo Saprissa.

He was signed by the MetroStars of Major League Soccer on 11 April 2003, and immediately stepped in and produced. Although he finished the season with only three goals and ten assists (he added another goal in the playoffs), he became the focal point of the team; they were successful when the offense flowed through him. Guevara added four key goals and two assists in the U.S. Open Cup, leading the MetroStars to the first final of any sort in the team's history.

Guevara tallied ten goals (six on penalties) and ten assists in his second season. Guevara not only tied for the league lead in scoring, he was also named MLS's MVP. In 2005, he produced another solid season for the Metros, with 11 goals and 11 assists, and added a goal in the playoffs.

In early 2006, a conflict arose between Guevara and the MetroStars. The club allowed him to train with F.C. Motagua, but Guevara played for the Honduran club in a number of friendly matches, which might or might not have been permitted. Guevara lashed out in the Honduran press at the Metros' GM Alexi Lalas, but the two patched things up and Guevara remained in New York for the 2006 season. He received his green card in March 2006, thus no longer counting as a foreign player in MLS. During the last game of the re-branded New York Red Bulls season, Guevara scored a hat trick helping them win 3–2 and reach the playoffs.

Following the 2006 season, Guevara was traded to Chivas USA in exchange for a designated player slot. After playing just four games for the club, Chivas USA coach Preki told that "I have a vision of where the club is going and [Guevara's] not part of it." This comment came following consistently poor performance on the field and an incident in which Guevara was sent off for pushing an assistant referee. Attempts to deal the midfielder to Toronto FC, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, and Columbus Crew were all shot down by Guevara. Guevara then accepted a loan move to his former club F.C. Motagua for the remainder of the 2007 season. He quickly recovered the form that made him a star in the US top flight, leading the Honduran club to the Central American Club Championship Copa Interclubes UNCAF 2007 defeating regional and Costa Rican giant Saprissa 2–1 on aggregate on 5 December 2007.

On 9 April 2008, Guevara was traded to Toronto FC for a 2009 and 2010 draft pick. He made his debut for Toronto FC in his new team's first win of the 2008 season, assisting Danny Dichio for the first goal of the game against the Los Angeles Galaxy. On 3 August 2008, Guevara was shown a straight red card by referee Baldomero Toledo after allegedly elbowing FC Dallas player Pablo Ricchetti in the face. The elbow drew blood, and Guevara was immediately thrown from the game. He received a 2-game suspension. While at TFC Guevara quickly became a fan favourite and was known for his darting runs, and spectacular free kicks. Guevara performed consistently well while in Toronto scoring a total of 9 goals over the course of the season, including 2 in the Canadian Championship. Guevara left Toronto to return to Honduran side F.C. Motagua in December 2009.[5]

In the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League, Motagua was drawn against his former team, Toronto FC, in the preliminary round. Despite Guevara scoring two goals in the home leg, Motagua was eliminated 3–2 on aggregate.[6]

In January 2013, el Lobo scored his 64th goal for Motagua, only 4 short of Óscar Hernández' 68 and 13 short of the club's all-time record goalscorer Ángel Obando.[7]

In 2014, Guevara signed with Honduran side Marathón.[8] He retired in 2015.[9]


He made his debut for Honduras in an May 1994 Miami Cup match against Peru and has earned a total of 138 caps, scoring 27 goals. He has represented his country in 49 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[10] and played at 5 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 1998,[11] 2000[12] and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cups.[13]

His final international was a June 2010 FIFA World Cup match against eventual winners Spain.

He was named the tournament MVP after leading Honduras to a surprise third-place finish in the 2001 Copa América. The Honduran team (a last minute call-up when Argentina dropped out a day before kickoff on 11 July 2001) arrived after the tournament started, just few hours before its first game with barely enough players. In the quarterfinal round, Honduras defeated Brazil (the favorite to win the tournament) by a score of 2–0. The defeat sent the Brazilians home and the Hondurans advanced to the semifinals.

Guevara helped lead Honduras through the qualification to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and captained the team at only their second appearance at a World Cup tournament.

International goals

Scores and results list Honduras' goal tally first.
1.16 April 1997Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala Panama5–05–01997 UNCAF Nations Cup
2.19 March 1999Estadio Nacional, San José, Costa Rica Belize3–15–11999 UNCAF Nations Cup
3.16 December 1999Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Zambia5–17–1Friendly match
4.16 December 1999Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Zambia6–17–1Friendly match
5.16 August 2000Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Saint Vincent and the Grenadines3–06–02002 FIFA World Cup qualification
6.21 March 2001Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Chile2–13–1Friendly match
7.16 June 2001Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago4–14–22002 FIFA World Cup qualification
8.1 July 2001Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Costa Rica1–22–32002 FIFA World Cup qualification
9.1 July 2001Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Costa Rica2–22–32002 FIFA World Cup qualification
10.16 July 2001Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia Bolivia1–02–02001 Copa América
11.16 July 2001Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia Bolivia2–02–02001 Copa América
12.19 July 2001Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia Uruguay1–01–02001 Copa América
13.23 February 2003Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama Guatemala1–21–22003 UNCAF Nations Cup
14.2 April 2003Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Paraguay1–01–1Friendly match
15.19 June 2004Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Netherlands Antilles1–04–02006 FIFA World Cup qualification
16.18 August 2004Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica Costa Rica3–25–22006 FIFA World Cup qualification
17.4 September 2004Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada Canada1–11–12006 FIFA World Cup qualification
18.8 September 2004Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Guatemala1–22–22006 FIFA World Cup qualification
19.2 June 2007Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Trinidad and Tobago2–13–1Friendly match
20.8 June 2007Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, USA Panama1–12–32007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
21.13 June 2007Reliant Stadium, Houston, USA Cuba5–05–02007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
22.6 February 2008Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Paraguay1–02–0Friendly match
23.7 June 2008Estadio Nilmo Edwards, La Ceiba, Honduras Haiti3–03–1Friendly match
24.10 September 2008Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Jamaica2–02–02010 FIFA World Cup qualification
25.18 January 2009Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, USA Chile2–02–0Friendly match
26.22 January 2009Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Belize1–02–11997 UNCAF Nations Cup
27.5 September 2009Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Trinidad and Tobago3–04–12010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
USA League Open Cup Playoffs North America Total
2003MetroStarsMajor League Soccer2535421--328
2006New York Red BullsMajor League Soccer2881120--319
2007Chivas USAMajor League Soccer40
2008Toronto FCMajor League Soccer214
2009Toronto FCMajor League Soccer245
Total USA/Canada 14341
Career total 14341

Managerial statistics

As of match played 16 November 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
Puerto Rico 27 July 2018 Present 4 0 0 4 000.0
Puerto Rico U-20 27 July 2018 Present 5 3 0 2 060.0
Total 9 3 0 6 033.3



F.C. Motagua
New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC





Preceded by
Major League Soccer MVP Award
Succeeded by
Taylor Twellman
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