Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Andy Najar

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Name  Andy Najar
Spouse  Geymi Mendez
2008–2010  D.C. United
Salary  150,000 USD (2012)
Number  7
Height  1.71 m
Playing position  Winger
Role  Footballer

Andy Najar Andy Najar39s agent rules out summer move to Tottenham

Full name  Andy Ariel Najar Rodriguez
Date of birth  (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 22)
Education  Thomas A. Edison High School
Current teams  R.S.C. Anderlecht (#7 / Midfielder), Honduras national football team (Midfielder)
Similar People  Maynor Figueroa, Emilio Izaguirre, Roger Espinoza, Jerry Bengtson, Noel Valladares

Place of birth  Choluteca, Honduras

Andy najar wonder goal vs real salt lake in us open cup

Andy Ariel Najar Rodríguez ([naˈxar] ; born 16 March 1993) is a Honduran footballer who plays for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League, and the Honduras national team.


Andy Najar Andy Najar on February 25 2012 Sports Mole

Andy Najar ► Amazing talent with incredible pass 2013-2014


Andy Najar Honduras39s Andy Najar gives hope to a new world Metro News

Najar moved with his family from Honduras to the United States at the age of thirteen, settling in the Washington metropolitan area. Najar attended Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia and joined D.C. United's youth academy in 2008. During his time with the academy program Najar received numerous awards and honours for his outstanding play at right back. He was named to the USSF Development Academy Starting XI in 2009 and was the leading scorer in the US Developmental Academy Finals in Los Angeles in 2009.

D.C. United

Andy Najar imguefacomimgmlTPplayers12015324x32425005

Najar signed a professional Generation Adidas contract with D.C. United on 22 March 2010. Once part of MLS, the league and his team became responsible for his education. He was the second player to sign with the first team directly from United's Academy, after goalkeeper Bill Hamid who signed with the first team in September 2009.

Andy Najar Clarifying the Andy Najar situation Soccer By Ives

Najar made his professional debut on 27 March 2010, in DC's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against the Kansas City Wizards, and scored his first professional goal on 28 April 2010 in a US Open Cup game against FC Dallas. Najar was voted MLS Rookie of the Year for the 2010 season, ahead of Tim Ream and Danny Mwanga.

Andy Najar ANDY NAJAR FREE Wallpapers amp Background images

Najar was considered by pundits such as Soccer America's Paul Gardner to be one of DC United top players already, at the young age of 17. He received interest from European clubs, according to his agent, and was expected to move his services there later in his career, possibly as soon as the end of the 2010 season. However, it was announced in December 2010 that Najar had signed a multi-year contract with D.C. United.

Najar was the only player from the D.C. United's Academy to be called up to compete in the 2012 Olympics.


On 7 January 2013, Najar moved to Belgian Pro League champions Anderlecht on a one-month loan. On 30 January 2013, Anderlecht finalised the full transfer of Najar. The reported transfer fee was $3 million.

He made his debut against Cercle Brugge on 2 August 2013, coming on as 79th-minute substitute.

On 22 October 2014, Najar opened the scoring for Anderlecht in the second half of their Champions League match against Arsenal but two late goals for the English side ensured a 1−2 defeat for the Belgian champions.

International career

On 6 April 2011 Najar formally announced that he would play for the Honduran national team, choosing his birth nation rather than wait to be eligible to represent the United States, where he had yet to receive citizenship. He made his first appearance for Honduras on 3 September 2011, against Colombia entering in the 67th minute.

Najar was called up to compete for the Honduras national under-23 football team in the 2012 Olympics. Najar on his opportunity to compete in the 2012 Olympics "I can only thank God for this" Najar said in a Spanish-language interview Thursday. "I'll be representing not only my country, but my family as well. The Olympics are a dream for every player and I get the chance to live it."

On 21 July 2013 Najar scored his first international goal for Honduras in the knockout stages of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup vs Costa Rica. Najar's game-winner in the 1–0 victory saw Honduras advance to the semi-finals of the tournament.


As of match played 16 March 2017


  • Belgian Pro League: 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2013, 2014
  • Individual

  • MLS Rookie of the Year: 2010
  • References

    Andy Najar Wikipedia