Whatever happened to former Leeds United player Ramon Nunez?

Elland Road pitchside

Taking a look at where the Honduran has been since his ill-fated spell at Leeds United.

Back in 2010 Leeds United signed an exciting midfielder who looked set to take Elland Road by storm following a successful trial at the club.

That player was Ramon Nunez, a Honduran attacking midfielder-cum-winger who had previously made a name for himself in the MLS and in his homeland.

After showing his ability in front of goal during a trial Nunez was offered a professional contract, but despite his undeniable talent – and some stunning outings for Leeds’ under-21s – he flattered to deceive in England and made just 25 appearances for the Whites.

He did manage to score five goals and provide two assists in that time and he was rewarded with a new long-term deal, but in 2013 his Leeds contract was terminated by mutual consent and after a brief return to FC Dallas and just one appearance for Costa Rican side Alajuelense he became a free agent once more.

In February he signed on at Honduran side Real C. D. Espana and Leeds fans may be interested to know how the 29-year-old is getting on back in his homeland.

The answer is not bad at all, with Nunez featuring regularly for his new club and recently getting on the score-sheet in a 2-0 victory against Juticalpa.

It is perhaps not what the player expected when he first arrived at Elland Road, but such is the way of football, with yet another player joining the list of YouTube sensations whose reality was rather less exciting.

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