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Walter López

Full name: Walter Nahún López Cárdenas
Nickname(s): El General
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1977 in Ocotepeque, Ocotepeque, Honduras
Died: August 9, 2015 in La Mesilla, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Affiliations: BSV Bad Bleiberg, Bad Bleiberg (AUT)
Country: HON Honduras
Sport: Football

Biography

Walter López competed for the Honduran U-23 team in 1999-2000 and then was on the national team from 2000-05. A wingback, he played for multiple clubs in his career, as follows: Platense – 1997-99 and 2008-09; BSV Bad Bleiberg – 1999-2001; Austria Salzburg – 2001-02; Marathón – 2002-04; Olimpia – 2004-07; Motagua – 2007-08; Deportes Savio in 2009; Peñarol La Mesilla in 2009-10, and Cobán Imperial in 2012.

López was murdered in August 2015 by gangs at the Mexican border. He was outside the Estadio Comunal stadium in La Mesilla, preparing to watch a match while he and his wife were in town visiting her family.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Football Men's Football Honduras HON 10

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Football Honduras HON Final Standings 10 2000-09-13 0 0 0
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Football Honduras HON Group A Match #6 1 2000-09-19 HON 2, AUS 1 0 0 0
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