Enrique Reneau, Honduran footballer, died at 44

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Dead. Germán Enrique Centeno Reneau, known as “Quique” Renau born April 9, 1971 and died August 23, 2015, he was a former Honduran football player.

A lightning fast striker and nicknamed El Esquilete (the Stilletto) or La Gacela (the Gazelle), Reneau started his career at Victoria where he debuted in 1989.

He went on to score 37 goals with Victoria between 1990 and 1996, as well in 2000.

At Victoria he was an important member of their first league title-winning team in 1995 when scoring the goal that won them the championship against Olimpia in Tegucigalpa.

Later he played for Marathón, Olimpia, Real España and Vida, winning the 1999 Apertura with Olimpia and the 2002 Clausura with Marathón.

From 1990 to 2004, Reneau scored 59 goals in total in the Liga Nacional. In the 2001 Apertura he was the league’s top goalscorer with 8 goals. He was never sent off in his career.

He also had a stint in Peru with Sipesa and in El Salvador with Cojutepeque and Luis Ángel Firpo whom he left for Mexican side Cruz Azul Hidalgo.

He returned to El Salvador in August 2005 to play for Chalatenango.

He finished his career at Guatemalan side Mictlán with whom he won promotion to the Guatemalan top tier in summer 2006.

Reneau made his debut for Honduras in a January 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Brazil and has earned a total of 16 caps, scoring 5 goals.

He has represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup, as well as at the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Reneau parents were Óscar Centeno and María Carolina Reneau. Reneau has three children: Melissa, Karen and Enrique.

After retiring in 2006 he moved to New Orleans and then Miami in the United States where he paints buildings.

Reneau final international was an April 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Panama.