Fernando Bulnes
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Fernando Bulnes
Fernando Bulnes
Personal information
Full name José Fernando Bulnes Zelaya
Date of birth (1946-10-21) 21 October 1946 (age 74)
Place of birth Lamaní,[1]Honduras
Height 1.69 m (5 ft  in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963-1964 Atlético Español
1964-1965 Universidad
1965-1985 Olimpia
National team
1969-1982 Honduras
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

José Fernando Bulnes Zelaya (born 21 October 1946) a.k.a. Azulejo, is a retired Honduran football defender who played for Honduras in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Club career

Nicknamed Azulejo, Bulnes made his senior debut when 17 and has played for Atlético Español, Universidad and Olimpia. He spent a record 20 years with Olimpia in the Honduran national league before retiring in 1985.[3]

International career

He has played for Honduras in the 1960s, 70s and 1980s and has represented his country in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[4] and played two games at the 1982 FIFA World Cup when already 35 years old.

His final international was the June 1982 World Cup Finals match against Yugoslavia.

Honours and awards


C.D. Olimpia


  1. ^ "Azulejo" Bulnes fue apuñalado - Diez (in Spanish)
  2. ^ 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain Archived October 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Exmundialista de Honduras herido en asalto - El Heraldo (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Fernando Bulnes - FIFA competition record

External links

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