The Honduran defender has had many memorable moments in a Latics shirt.
Whether it is the stunning near 60 yard goal against Stoke City or the final day assist for Hugo Rodallega’s goal in May 2011, Figueroa is one of Latics best serving players in the Barclays Premier League era.
He is known for his accurate and powerful left foot and pin-point long range passing ability.
This season the left-sider used his versatility to play as part of a back three of central defender and as a full-back in the early stages.
No matter where he played though Figueroa impressed and deservedly collected the title of Players’ Player of Season because of his hard-working attitude and commitment to the cause.
Figueroa joined Latics in January 2008 in a loan deal from his native Honduran side Olimpia. After making his debut in a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City in April 2008, he was given his first start in the final game of the season against title chasing Manchester United.
His performance earned him another chance at the club on loan for the first half of the 2008/2009 season. From then on Figueroa became one of the first names on the team sheet and after joining permanently in December 2008 it wasn’t long until he scored his first goal, a 90th minute winner against Tottenham Hotspur.
It isn’t often that the Honduran international scores an ordinary goal, with his 90th minute first ever goal and long range strike against Stoke, Figueroa was caught up in even more drama in March 2011 when he hit another late pile driver to claim three points for Latics, this time at the expense of the team he made his debut against Birmingham.
In his three full seasons at the club, Figueroa has missed just eight games and in the 2011/2012 campaign he played in every single match.
On the international stage, Figueroa has appeared for his country at under 20, under 23 and senior level and was involved in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.