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David Suazo biography

Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born 5 November 1979 in San Pedro Sula) is a Honduran Association football striker (association football) who currently plays for Calcio Catania in the Italian Serie A. David Suazo is also a member of the Honduras national football team.

Club Career

Early Career

In David Suazo early career, Suazo developed alongside David Suazo cousin, Maynor Suazo, who now also plays for the Honduran national football team. Suazo took David Suazo first steps at Club Deportivo Olimpia Reservas and later went on to play at the Liga Bancaria. After David Suazo participation in 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship held at Nigeria, David Suazo was acquired by domestic club team Club Deportivo Olimpia. Suazo continued to impress playing for Olimpia's youth system under the coaching of Angel Ramon Paz (Mon Paz) and earned a spot on the top squad before turning 20 years old.

Cagliari Calcio

Oscar Tabarez, when coach of the Italian side Cagliari Calcio, was impressed by Suazo's performance and did not hesitate in bringing David Suazo across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. Six days later, though, crosstown rival and European champions A.C. Milan announced that they themselves had acquired Suazo. While Milan claimed they had successfully negotiated with Cagliari, the latter was confirmed by Cagliari president Massimo Cellino, who denied having made any contact with Moratti regarding the matter. Meanwhile, one of Suazo's agents, Carlo Pallavicino, added to the confusion by saying, "Suazo has not had any contact with Milan and David Suazo still has not given David Suazo consent to the transfer." It was later announced that Suazo was confirmed with Inter after Milan officially withdraw their contract offer. Since Suazo himself wanted to keep David Suazo initial agreement with Inter. "It was an issue of respect. The Rossoneri understood that I had a promise with coach Roberto Mancini, Marco Branca and president Massimo Moratti.". David Suazo was in fact free to join Inter for a fee of £9.4 million. David Suazo scored David Suazo first goal against Genoa C.F.C and scored a total of eight goals throughout David Suazo first season with the "Nerazzurri".


After a less than impressive first season with Inter Milan, Suazo was loaned to S.L. Benfica for the 2008–2009 Portuguese season. Suazo however, appeared in just 12 league matches and scored just 4 goals during the season. Following David Suazo return to Inter in June 2009, Suazo was given limited squad space, and failed to make any starts for David Suazo club.
On December 29, 2009 it was confirmed that Suazo had been authorized to play friendly match for Genoa C.F.C., 2 days before the opening of the transfer windows. After the opening of the transfer window, Suazo officially joined Genoa C.F.C on a six month loan deal, where David Suazo replaced Sergio Floccari, who was transferred to S.S. Lazio on January 4. This was part of a deal that completed a 3-way, 3-men swap, in which Inter also received Goran Pandev from Lazio on free transfer. Suazo then made David Suazo debut for Genoa against A.C. Milan in a losing effort, getting on the scoresheet in the process. Suazo scored the second goal for Genoa, and was eventually substituted in the 80th minute, for Hernan Crespo. David Suazo loan with Genoa, proved to be highly unsuccessful and the player scored merely 2 goals in 16 Serie A appearances.

Return to Inter

After David Suazo Genoa loan expired, Suazo returned to Inter but, also because of a long-term injury, was not included in the first team, thus failing to make a single appearance in the entire 2010–11 season. Suazo's contract with Inter expired on June 30, 2011, thus leaving the player without a contract. Since then, David Suazo was linked with a comeback at Cagliari, following a trial period. This was a possibility that was later confirmed by club chairman Massimo Cellino, who, on July 13, 2011, confirmed Suazo's return to Sardinia by the end of the transfer window, and defined David Suazo signing as "a cherry on the pie". The transfer however collapsed after Suazo was asked to leave Cagliari's pre-season camp after Cellino opted against the move and changed David Suazo decision about the transfer.

Calcio Catania

On August 12, 2011, David Suazo signed for Calcio Catania on a one year deal. David Suazo was officially presented on the same day, alongside new arrivals, Mario Paglialunga and Davide Lanzafame. Suazo was assigned the number 9 jersey.


David Suazo brothers are Nicholas and Ruben Suazo. Maynor Suazo and Hendry Thomas are David Suazo cousins. David Suazo holds Italian nationality, thanks to the marriage to an Italian woman in 2005.


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