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Hendry Thomas
Personal information
Full name Hendry Thomas
Date of birth 23 February 1985 (1985-02-23) (age 25)
Place of birth La Ceiba, Honduras
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Wigan Athletic
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2009 Olimpia 143 (6)
2009– Wigan Athletic 28 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Honduras U23 7 (3)
2005– Honduras 38 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:51, 17 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:49, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Hendry Thomas (born 23 February 1985) is a Honduran international footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for the English Premier League side Wigan Athletic since signing for them back in July 2009 on a three-year deal from Club Deportivo Olimpia.

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Early career

Thomas made his debut with Olimpia on September 26, 2001, against Real Comayagua when he was only 16 years of age. He continued to play for Olimpia of Tegucigalpa in the Liga Nacional de Honduras. He has been a regular member of the Honduras national football team since 2005. He is the cousin of fellow footballers Maynor Suazo, David Suazo and Allan Lalín. He scored Olimpia's 2000th goal in the club's history.

Thomas underwent a trial period with French club Toulouse FC. However, the trial was unsuccessful.

Move to England

In July 2009, Thomas made his move to Premier League side Wigan Athletic on a three-year deal, subject to the release of a working permit. Interestingly, Wigan also made a failed attempt to sign Thomas in 2008 after work permit issues arose but on July 2, it was officially announced that he would form part of the Wigan roster for the 2009-2010 season during which, he will wear the number 6.[2] He made his debut against Aston Villa on 15 August 2009, and assisted a goal in a 2-0 victory for Wigan.[3] In his first three matches, he won one 'Man of the Match' (Aston Villa) and one 'Most Impressive Player' (Manchester United) award.

International goals

Hendry Thomas: International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 March 2008 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, United States  Colombia 2 – 1 2 – 1 Friendly
2 11 October 2008 Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Canada 3 – 1 3 – 1 World Cup 2010 Qualifier

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