Club Deportivo Olimpia
With 30 Honduran championships and a pair of CONCACAF Champions Cup titles (1972, 1988), Olimpia can stake a claim as one of the top sides in the confederation. The Lions are the only team to qualify for all nine editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. Olimpia captured the 2016 Honduran Closing title, defeating Real Sociedad, 5-2 on aggregate, in the final. Forward Carlo Costly, the scorer of Honduras’ only goal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, netted in both legs of the series. Only the Mexican trio of Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95) and Monterrey (81) have accumulated more points in Champions League play than Olimpia (55), which is 5W-1D-0L in its last six home games in the competition. The current side is led by 20-year-old forward Alberth Elis (three career Champions League goals), who won the Best Younger Player award for the 2015/16 Champions League. Other players to watch include forward Romell Quioto (2 career Champions League goals), goalkeepers Donis Escober and Noel Valladares, as well as midfielder Alexander Lopez. Rising stars Michael Chirinos (20), Mayron Flores (19), German Mejia (21) and Oscar Salas (22) show that the future is bright for the Honduran power. With eight goals, including six in the 2010/11 edition, Roger Rojas is Olimpia’s leading Champions League scorer.