Salvador Cabañas, Roque Santa Cruz and the Best Ever Paraguayans Players Overseas

  • Julio Cesar Romero (Midfielder)
    1/24 In 1980 he joined New York Cosmos, where he won two NASL Champion (1980 and 1982). Then, he moved to Brazil to play for Fluminense, where he became a fan favorite after leading the team to a Campeonato Brasileiro in 1984. He has also played for FC Barcelona (Spain), Puebla F.C. (Mexico) and La Serena in Chile.
  • Carlos Gamarra (Defense)
    2/24 He played for Independiente (Argentina), Internacional, Corinthians, Palmeiras and Flamengo (Brazil), Atletico de Madrid (Spain), Benfica (Portugal), AEK Athens (Greece) and Inter Milan (Italy). With Corinthians, he won Serie A Brazilian Championship in 1998.
  • Justo Villar (Goalkeeper)
    3/24 With Argentina's Newell's Old Boys, he helped the club to win the 2004 Apertura championship. He also played for Valladolid and Estudiantes de La Plata, and he currently is at Colo-Colo.
  • Paulo Da Silva (Defense)
    4/24 He has played for played for Perugia and Venezia of Italy, Lanus of Argentina, Sunderland of England, Zaragoza and Pachuca. He led Toluca, his current team, to the Apertura 2008 title, being chosen as the best overall player of the tournament by the Mexican media. He also won 2005 Apertura with the club.
  • Salvador Cabañas (Forward)
    5/24 He was leading goal scorer of the 2007 and 2008 Copa Libertadores competitions with America de Mexico. He had been top-scorer in Chile and Mexico. He also played for Chiapas (Mexico) and Audax Italiano (Chile).
  • Jose Saturnino Cardozo (Forward)
    6/24 He spent 10 years of his career playing for Toluca F.C. and is the club's all-time top goalscorer with 249 goals in 332 appearances. He won Verano 1998, Verano 1999, Verano 2000 and Apertura 2002 tournaments. He also played for FC St. Gallen (Switzerland), Universidad Catolica de Chile, Cruz Azul and San Lorenzo de Almagro.
  • Jose Luis Chilavert (Goalkeeper)
    7/24 He played for San Lorenzo de Almagro, Real Zaragoza, Velez Sarsfield, Peñarol and RC Strasbourg. He helped Velez win the Primera División four times, as well as the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup, both in 1994. In 1999, he became the first goalkeeper known to score a hat-trick in the history of football, while playing for Velez against Ferro Carril Oeste. He scored 36 goals for the club.
  • Roque Santa Cruz (Forward)
    8/24 He was part of the successful team for Bayern Munich, winning numerous Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and DFB-Ligapokal titles. He also won the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League and the 2001 Intercontinental Cup. He also played for Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Real Betis. He currently is at Malaga.
  • Paulo Da Silva (Defense)
    9/24 He has played for played for Perugia and Venezia of Italy, Lanus of Argentina, Sunderland of England, Zaragoza and Pachuca. He led Toluca, his current team, to the Apertura 2008 title, being chosen as the best overall player of the tournament by the Mexican media. He also won 2005 Apertura with the club.
  • Roberto Cabañas (Forward)
    10/24 He played for Stade Brestois and Olympique Lyonnais of France, the New York Cosmos (winning the 1980 and 1982 NASL championship and the NASL Most Valuable Player Award in 1983), America de Cali of Colombia (helping the team in reaching three consecutive Copa Libertadores finals) and Boca Juniors of Argentina (winning the 1992 Apertura tournament).
  • Nelson Haedo Valdez (Forward)
    11/24 In his second season with Werder Bremen, he claimed the 2003–04 Bundesliga, having scored 5 goals in 21 league appearances that season. He also played for Borussia Dortmund, Hercules (Spain), Rubin Kazan, Olympiacos, Valencia, and he currently is at Eintracht Frankfurt.
  • Jose Saturnino Cardozo (Forward)
    12/24 He spent 10 years of his career playing for Toluca F.C. and is the club's all-time top goalscorer with 249 goals in 332 appearances. He won Verano 1998, Verano 1999, Verano 2000 and Apertura 2002 tournaments. He also played for FC St. Gallen (Switzerland), Universidad Catolica de Chile, Cruz Azul and San Lorenzo de Almagro.
  • Jose Luis Chilavert (Goalkeeper)
    13/24 He played for San Lorenzo de Almagro, Real Zaragoza, Velez Sarsfield, Peñarol and RC Strasbourg. He helped Velez win the Primera División four times, as well as the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup, both in 1994. In 1999, he became the first goalkeeper known to score a hat-trick in the history of football, while playing for Velez against Ferro Carril Oeste. He scored 36 goals for the club.
  • Salvador Cabañas (Forward)
    14/24 He was leading goal scorer of the 2007 and 2008 Copa Libertadores competitions with America de Mexico. He had been top-scorer in Chile and Mexico. He also played for Chiapas (Mexico) and Audax Italiano (Chile).
  • Roque Santa Cruz (Forward)
    15/24 He was part of the successful team for Bayern Munich, winning numerous Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and DFB-Ligapokal titles. He also won the 2000–01 UEFA Champions League and the 2001 Intercontinental Cup. He also played for Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Real Betis. He currently is at Malaga.
  • Celso Ayala (Defense)
    16/24 He played for Rosario Central, River Plate, where he won five Argentinian tournaments and 1996 Copa Libertadores, Betis, Atletico de Madrid, Sao Paulo and Colo-Colo, where he won 2006 Apertura.
  • Justo Villar (Goalkeeper)
    17/24 With Argentina's Newell's Old Boys, he helped the club to win the 2004 Apertura championship. He also played for Valladolid and Estudiantes de La Plata, and he currently is at Colo-Colo.
  • Roberto Acuña (Midfielder)
    18/24 He spent several years as a professional in Spain at Zaragoza, where he won 2000–01 Copa del Rey, and Deportivo La Coruña. He also played for Argentinos Juniors, Club Atlético Independiente and Boca Juniors.
  • Roberto Acuña (Midfielder)
    19/24 He spent several years as a professional in Spain at Zaragoza, where he won 2000–01 Copa del Rey, and Deportivo La Coruña. He also played for Argentinos Juniors, Club Atlético Independiente and Boca Juniors.
  • Celso Ayala (Defense)
    20/24 He played for Rosario Central, River Plate, where he won five Argentinian tournaments and 1996 Copa Libertadores, Betis, Atletico de Madrid, Sao Paulo and Colo-Colo, where he won 2006 Apertura.
  • Carlos Gamarra (Defense)
    21/24 He played for Independiente (Argentina), Internacional, Corinthians, Palmeiras and Flamengo (Brazil), Atletico de Madrid (Spain), Benfica (Portugal), AEK Athens (Greece) and Inter Milan (Italy). With Corinthians, he won Serie A Brazilian Championship in 1998.
  • Nelson Haedo Valdez (Forward)
    22/24 In his second season with Werder Bremen, he claimed the 2003–04 Bundesliga, having scored 5 goals in 21 league appearances that season. He also played for Borussia Dortmund, Hercules (Spain), Rubin Kazan, Olympiacos, Valencia, and he currently is at Eintracht Frankfurt.
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