|OFFICIAL NAME||Club Deportivo Olimpia (Honduras)|
|HEAD COACH||Carlos Restrepo (COL)|
|QUALIFICATION METHOD||non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season|
|BEST FINISH||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
|PREVIOUS APPEARANCES||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
With 30 Honduran championships (last: 2016 Clausura) and a pair of CONCACAF Champions Cup titles (1972, 1988), Olimpia can stake a claim as one of the region’s all-time best clubs. It was the only team to qualify for all previous nine editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL).
Compiling a SCCL record of 18W-8D-14L (65GF, 45GA), Olimpia has the fifth-most points of any team in the competition’s history (62), trailing only Mexican powers Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95), Monterrey (87) and Pachuca (64).
With eight goals, including six in the 2010/11 edition, forward Roger Rojas is Olimpia’s all-time leading SCCL scorer.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Michael Chirinos, Midfielder (22): appeared in two Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) editions, both with Olimpia (2015/16, 2016/17) … two career SCCL goals, both in a 4-0 home win v Belize’s Police United on August 16, 2016 … played in six SCL games prior to final, first leg (2 goals/3 assists)
Carlo Costly, Forward (35): scored three career goals in Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (all for Olimpia in 2016/17 edition) … scored one goal in three matches for Honduras in 2014 FIFA World Cup (1-2 loss v Ecuador) … second all-time leading scorer for Honduras in CONCACAF Gold Cup (8 goals, one fewer than Carlos Pavon) … suffered a broken rib in a 2017 Honduran Apertura match at Marathon on September 17, 2017 … played in four SCL games prior to final, first leg (4 goals/0 assists)
Donis Escober, Goalkeeper (36): played in 12 games for Honduras over three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2009, 2013, 2015) … competed in at least one game in each of Olimpia’s nine Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League appearances … played in six SCL games prior to final, first leg
Alexander Lopez, Midfielder (25): played in eight games for Honduras over two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2013, 2017) … competed in three matches in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup … played in three matches at 2012 Olympic Games … scored one goal (7’) in Honduras’ 2-1 win at Trinidad & Tobago in 2018 World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 1, 2017 … appeared in four Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League editions (Olimpia: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13; Houston Dynamo: 2013/14) … played in every minute of Olimpia’s six matches in SCL prior to final, first leg (1 goal/4 assists) … 2017 SCL assist leader (4)
Carlos Will Mejia, Midfielder (34): competed in nine editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League … scored six career goals in Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (four with Marathon, 2 with Olimpia) … played in one CONCACAF Gold Cup (2009) … played in one SCL game prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assist)
Johnny Palacios, Defender (30): competed in six editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for Olimpia … played in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for Honduras (2009, 2013, 2015) … entered as a late substitute in Honduras’ 2018 World Cup Qualifying home win (3-2) v Mexico on Oct. 10, 2017 … played in every minute of Olimpia’s six matches in SCL prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assists)
Roger Rojas, Forward (27): club’s all-time leading Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League scorer with 8 goals (2010/11: 6; 2011/12: 2) … played in six SCL matches prior to final, first leg (5 goals/2 assists) … 2017 SCL scoring leader (5 goals)