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Carlos Gamarra
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón
Date of birth February 17, 1971 (1971-02-17) (age 38)
Place of birth    Ypacarai, Paraguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Olimpia
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1991–1992
1992–1993
1993–1995
1995–1997
1997–1998
1998
1999–2000
2000
2001–2002
2002–2005
2005–2006
2007
Cerro Porteño
Independiente
Cerro Porteño
Internacional
Benfica
Corinthians
Atlético Madrid
Flamengo
AEK Athens
Internazionale
Palmeiras
Olimpia
Total
044 0(2)
008 0(0)
049 0(2)
034 0(1)
013 0(0)
031 0(3)
032 0(0)
004 0(1)
024 0(0)
027 0(0)
033 0(2)
025 0(1)
324 0(12)   
National team2
1993–2006 Paraguay 110 (12)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 21:35, 17 February 2008 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 21:35, 17 February 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón (born February 17, 1971 in Ypacarai, Paraguay) is a former football player. He captained the Paraguay national team at international level, playing at Centre back, and is the most capped player in Paraguayan football history, having made 110 international appearances and scoring 12 goals[1].

Gamarra is known for his leadership, heading and outstanding tackling skills, making him one of the most respected defenders in South America.

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Career

Club career

Gamarra began his club career playing for Cerro Porteño in his home country in 1991, and went on to win the Paraguayan national championship with Cerro in 1992. He moved to Independiente for the 1992-1993 football season in Argentina, but stayed only briefly before moving back to Cerro Porteño.

In 1995, Gamarra joined Internacional in Brazil, where his profile grew, eventually resulting in the naming of him as Paraguayan Footballer of the Year in 1997 by the Paraguayan newspaper Diario ABC Color (an achievement which Gamarra repeated in 1998). He moved to S.L. Benfica for the Portuguese 1997-1998 season, before returning to Brazil, this time with SC Corinthians, where he won Serie A Brazilian Championship in 1998.

After finishing the 1999 Brazilian football season with Corinthians, he moved to the Spanish league, playing for Atlético Madrid. Atlético were relegated in 2000, and Gamarra briefly moved back to Brazil, this time joining CR Flamengo. The 2001-2002 season was more successful for Gamarra, as he joined AEK Athens in Greece, playing 24 league games and winning the Greek Cup.

On the back of his World Cup performance in 2002, he joined Internazionale in Italy's Serie A Scudetto for the 2002-2003 season. In his first pre-season, he scored the winning goal in the Pirelli Cup final against AS Roma. Inter finished the season as runners-up in the league, with Gamarra making 14 appearances. His next season at the club was less successful, as Inter finished fourth in the league, and Gamarra made only 10 appearances. He remained at Inter for the 2004-2005 season, but after another season largely spent on the bench he joined the Brazilian side Palmeiras in July, 2005. In 2007, Gamarra decided to return to Paraguay to end his football career and signed for Olimpia.

National team

His first international cap came against Bolivia on March 27, 1993, a game which Paraguay lost 2-1. He stayed at Cerro Porteño until 1995.

Gamarra made his first big impact in international football during Paraguay's campaign at World Cup France 1998, in the second round of which Paraguay were knocked out by France (the eventual winners). Gamarra played in all four of Paraguay's games, garnering great respect for his defensive skills, and did not concede a single foul in any of his side's matches. FIFA named him as part of the All-Star team of the World Cup. At the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, Paraguay were once again knocked out in the second round. Gamarra played every single minute of Paraguay's campaign, and again completed his side's participation without conceding a foul.

Gamarra captained the Paraguay side to a silver medal in the football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games, losing 1-0 to Argentina in the final.

In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Gamarra was the first player in the tournament to score an own goal, from an incoming free kick from David Beckham in his team's opening match against England, which eventually led to England's 1-0 win. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Gamarra announced his retirement from the Paraguay national team.

Career statistics

[2]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paraguay League Cup League Cup South America Total
1991 Cerro Porteño Primera División 23 0
1992 21 2
Argentina League Cup League Cup South America Total
1992-93 Independiente Primera División 8 0
Paraguay League Cup League Cup South America Total
1993 Cerro Porteño Primera División 15 0
1994 24 1
1995 10 1
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1995 Internacional Série A 17 0
1996 17 1
1997 0 0
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup Europe Total
1997-98 Benfica Portuguese Liga 13 0
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
1998 Corinthians Série A 31 3
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1999-00 Atlético Madrid La Liga 32 0
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
2000 Flamengo Série A 4 1
Greece League Greek Football Cup Greek League Cup Europe Total
2000-01 AEK Athens Super League 0 0
2001-02 24 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
2002-03 Internazionale Serie A 14 0
2003-04 10 0
2004-05 3 0
Brazil League Copa do Brasil League Cup South America Total
2005 Palmeiras Série A 30 1
2006 3 1
Paraguay League Cup League Cup South America Total
2007 Olimpia Primera División 25 1
2008
Total Paraguay 118 5
Argentina 8 0
Brazil 102 7
Portugal 13 0
Spain 32 0
Greece 24 0
Italy 27 0
Career Total 324 12

Honours

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Paraguay
Men's Football
Silver 2004 Athens Team Competition

Cerro Porteño

Internacional

Corinthians

Flamengo

AEK Athens

Paraguay

Internazionale

Individual awards

References

External links


Simple English

Carlos Gamarra
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón
Date of birth 17 February 1971 (1971-02-17) (age 40)
Place of birth    Ypacarai, Paraguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1991-1992
1992
1993-1995
1995-1997
1997
1998
1999-2000
2000
2001-2002
2002-2004
2005-2006
2007
Cerro Porteño
Independiente
Cerro Porteño
Internacional
Benfica
Corinthians Paulista
Atlético Madrid
Flamengo
AEK Athens
Internazionale Milano
Palmeiras
Olimpia
National team
1993-2006 Paraguay

Carlos Gamarra (born 17 February 1971) is a former Paraguayan football player. He has played for Paraguay national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
ParaguayLeague
1991Cerro PorteñoPrimera División230
1992122
ArgentinaLeague
1992/93IndependientePrimera División80
ParaguayLeague
1993Cerro PorteñoPrimera División150
1994241
1995101
BrazilLeague
1995InternacionalSérie A170
1996222
1997203
PortugalLeague
1997/98BenficaPortuguese Liga130
BrazilLeague
1998Corinthians PaulistaSérie A313
SpainLeague
1999/00Atlético MadridLa Liga321
BrazilLeague
2000FlamengoSérie A41
GreeceLeague
2001/02AEK AthensAlpha Ethniki240
ItalyLeague
2002/03Internazionale MilanoSerie A140
2003/04100
2004/0530
BrazilLeague
2005PalmeirasSérie A301
200631
ParaguayLeague
2007OlimpiaPrimera División251
CountryParaguay 1095
Argentina 80
Brazil 12711
Portugal 130
Spain 321
Greece 240
Italy 270
Total 34017

International career statistics

[2]

Paraguay national team
YearAppsGoals
199390
199400
1995101
199682
1997152
1998130
199940
200080
200160
200291
200362
200492
200571
200661
Total11012

References


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