Though born in Honduras, Ramon Nunez has spent most of his career outside his homeland. Moving to the United States with his family at a young age, the creative midfielder learned his trade in the US college system before signing for MLS side FC Dallas. After three years he swapped Texas for California, joining LA side Chivas USA in 2007.
Stardom proved elusive in Los Angeles, however, prompting a move to the country of his birth, where he signed on the dotted line for Olimpia. Settling in straightaway, he earned the nickname of El Principito (The Little Prince) for his extraordinary vision and was instrumental in Los Leones’s 2007/08 Clausura triumph, his performances also securing him the player of the season award.
The next phase in his development came in 2008, with Nunez appearing for the U-23 side at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing. He also played his first game for the full national team that year, scoring both goals in a 2-1 defeat of Canada in the second phase of qualifying in the CONCACAF Zone.
The midfielder was on his travels again in 2009, this time to Mexico, where he teamed up with Puebla. His fine performances there brought about a move to Cruz Azul, though his failure to make of an impression with Los Celestes led to him joining Olimpia six months later. Yet despite his club travails, Nunez has retained the confidence of national team coach Reinaldo Rueda, who is expecting big things from him at South Africa 2010.