Luis Fernando Páez

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Luis Páez
Personal information
Full nameLuis Fernando Páez González
Date of birth(1989-12-19)19 December 1989
Place of birth Lambaré, Paraguay
Date of death 7 April 2019(2019-04-07) (aged 29)
Place of death Mariano Roque Alonso, Paraguay
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
–2006 Tacuary
2007–2008 Sporting CP
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2007 Tacuary 3 (0)
2007–2009 Sporting CP 2 (0)
2008–2009Fátima (loan) 24 (6)
2009–2011 Tacuary 16 (1)
2010Gallipoli (loan) 7 (0)
2014 [1] Tacuary
2015 Cristóbal Colón
2015–2019 Independiente CG
National team
2009 Paraguay U20 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of August 31, 2010

Luis Fernando Páez González (19 December 1989 – 7 April 2019) [2] was a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Independiente CG in the División Intermedia. [3]

Paraguay republic in South America

Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a country of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. Although it is one of only two landlocked countries in South America, the country has coasts, beaches and ports on the Paraguay and Paraná rivers that give exit to the Atlantic Ocean through the Paraná-Paraguay Waterway. Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as Corazón de Sudamérica.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Forward (association football) Association Football position played near the opponents goal

Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.

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Páez represented the Paraguay national under-20 football team at the 2009 South American U-20 Championship, finishing runners-up, and also at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He died on 7 April 2019, after a car crash. [2]

2009 South American U-20 Championship

The 2009South American Youth Championship was a football competition for national teams U-20 who are associated with the football federation CONMEBOL. It was the 24th time the tournament was held and took place in Venezuela from January 19 to February 8. It also served as qualification for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Brazil won the tournament, becoming champions for the tenth time.

2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup

The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the 17th U-20 tournament, which was hosted by Egypt from 24 September to 16 October, in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, Suez and Ismaïlia. The tournament was initially going to take place between 10–31 July, however the 2009 Confederations Cup was played mid year resulting in both the Under 20 World Cup and the Under 17 World Cup being played towards the end of the year. The cup was won by Ghana after they defeated Brazil on penalties in the final, becoming the first African team to have won the tournament.

Early career

Páez was part of the junior teams of Primera División Paraguaya club Tacuary where he played in the same category alongside team-mates Ronald Huth and Hernán Pérez. He was called up to the club's first-team during the 2006 season, where he made one league appearance. He amassed two more league appearances in 2007 before departing the club to join Sporting CP. [4]

Tacuary association football club

Tacuary Football Club is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighborhood of Jara, Asunción. The club was founded in 1923. Despite being a small team that got promoted to the first division fairly recently, Tacuary qualified to the prestigious Copa Libertadores tournament twice and the Copa Sudamericana in 2007. In 2013 it will return to the Paraguayan Segunda División. In the 2014 season the club did not complete a good season and finished in the bottom of the table.

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Hernán Pérez (footballer) Paraguayan footballer

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Club career

Sporting CP

2007–08 season

Páez joined Sporting CP in July 2007 for a fee of €138.000 and was registered with the number #58. [5] For the entire duration of the 2007–08 season, he was also a member of the Sporting CP U-19 Juniores team where he scored 4 goals in 8 league appearances. Páez was included in Lison's 18-man squad for their 2007–08 UEFA Champions League 2–1 group stage match away loss fixture against Manchester United on 27 November 2007. [6] On 8 December 2007, Páez made his first appearance of the 2007–08 Taça de Portugal in a fourth round 1–0 win match against Louletano. Páez was substituted onto the field in the 79th minute of Milan Purović. [7] Páez eventually debuted in the UEFA Champions League in a 3–0 home victory against Dynamo Kiev on 12 December 2007. Páez was substituted onto the field for Milan Purović in the 86th minute. [8] He debuted in the 2007–08 Primeira Liga in a 2–0 away loss against Boavista on 5 January 2008, when Páez was substituted onto the field for Milan Purović in the 72nd minute. Páez made his first and only appearance in the 2007–08 Taça da Liga (Carlsberg Cup) in a 1–0 away loss to Vitória on 9 January 2008. Páez made his second appearance in the Primeira Liga in a 1–1 away draw against Académica de Coimbra on January 13, 2008. Páez was substituted onto the field for Marat Izmaylov in the 63rd minute of the match. Páez had made a total of 5 appearances for Sporting in all competitions.

2007–08 UEFA Champions League sports season

The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League was the 16th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded in 1992, and the 53rd tournament overall.

The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League group stage matches took place between 18 September and 12 December 2007.

The 2007–08 Taça de Portugal was the 68th edition of the Portuguese football knockout tournament, organized by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). The 2007–08 Taça de Portugal began on 2 September 2007. The final was played on 18 May 2008 at the Estádio Nacional.

2008–09 season

Loan to CD Fátima

Having made just two league appearances during the 2007–08 season, Páez eventually spent the 2008–09 season on loan with CD Fátima where he participated in the 2008–09 Segunda Divisão and was registered with the number No. 9. On 24 August 2008, Páez debuted in the 2008–09 Segunda Divisão in a 2–1 away victory against Tourizense, where he was substituted onto the field in the 72nd minute for Miguel Neves. [9] On 19 October 2008, Páez debuted in the 2008–09 Taça de Portugal in a 1–1 draw against C.D. Feirense, scoring a penalty in the 1st minute of the match to give Fátima a 1–0 lead. [10] [11] CD Fátima went on to win the match 4–1 on penalties. On October 25, 2008, Páez scored his first goals for CD Fátima, a double, in a 3–2 away victory against CD Operário. Páez scored a penalty in the 58th minute to tie the scores level at 2–2 and then scored the winner in the 92nd minute. [12] Two weeks later, Páez made his second appearance in the 2008–09 Taça de Portugal during a 1–0 loss against CD Cinfães on November 9, 2008. Páez was substituted onto the field in the 80th minute for Vasco Varão. [9] Páez scored his third league goal in a 1–1 away draw against Monsanto on December 14, 2008. He scored via penalty in the 50th minute of the match to level the scores. [13] His fourth league goal came in a 4–1 away victory, again against Monsanto on March 29, 2009. Páez had scored a 27th-minute penalty to give CD Fátima a 2–0 lead. [14] CD Fátima had finished in first place of their category, Série C, and qualified for the Championship Playoffs. On May 24, 2008, Páez was substituted onto the field for Ismael Gaúcho in the 60th minute and scored CD Fátima's fourth goal in the 70th minute in their 4–1 second-leg semi-final play-off victory against Carregado. [15] CD Fátima won the tie 5–2 on aggregate and progressed to the final. During the final, Páez scored CD Fátima's second goal in the 45th minute in their 2–1 victory against G.D. Chaves on May 5, 2009. [16] CD Fátima gained promotion to the Segunda Liga for the 2009–10 season as Páez had made 26 appearances and scored 7 goals in all competitions.

The 2008–09 Segunda Divisão season was the 75th season of the competition and the 59th season of recognised third-tier football in Portugal.

G.D. Tourizense association football club

Grupo Desportivo Tourizense is a Portuguese football club based in Touriz, Tábua Municipality. Founded in 1975, it currently plays in the Campeonato de Portugal, holding home games at Estádio Visconde do Vinhal, with a 1,200-seat capacity.

2008–09 Taça de Portugal was the 86th season of Portuguese football knockout tournament. The competition started on August 30, 2008 with the First Round and ended with the Final held in on May 31, 2009. The defending champions were Sporting CP.

Tacuary

2010 season

Loan to Gallipoli Calcio

During the 2010 winter transfer window, Páez joined Italian Serie B club Gallipoli Calcio on a 6-month loan period.

The transfer window is the period during the year in which a football club can transfer players from other playing staff into their playing staff. Such a transfer is completed by registering the player into the new club through FIFA. "Transfer window" is the unofficial term commonly used by the media for the concept of "registration period" as described in the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Player. According to the rules, each national football association decides on the time of the 'window' but it may not exceed 12 weeks. The second registration period occurs during the season and may not exceed four weeks.

Serie B, currently named Serie BKT for sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It is currently contested by 19 teams, however usually consists of 22 teams, and is organized by the Lega Serie B since July 2010, after the split of Lega Calcio that previously took care of both the Serie A and Serie B. Common nicknames for the league are campionato cadetto and cadetteria, as cadetto is the Italian for junior or cadet.

Return to Tacuary

Upon returning to Tacuary from Europe in 2010, began what he described as "hell" when he barely played in the matches and then raptured ligaments which left him out of the field for more than six months. [17] His first appearance in the 2010 Paraguayan Primera División season came in a 2–0 home victory against 3 de Febrero on August 1. He had played a full-90 minutes of the match and scored Tacuary's second goal in the 55th minute. [18]

He underwent the operation and the recuperation process but his obsession in return to football accelerated his recovery. He then met persons who said that they were in charge of taking Paez to the most important clubs of the continent. [17] Player agents from Argentina, they had promised Paez that they would take him everywhere. Paez had a dispute with Francisco Ocampos, the boss of Tacuary and player agent of Tacuary players, and began a lawsuit. [17] He traveled to Argentina and Uruguay to intent to unite himself with clubs, but never came out of the hotels. The agents informed him that everything was organized but nothing would happen. [17] Paez would train in places around the hotel and go running. He did not know anyone in those countries. [17] Paez thought about stop playing football, the agents would give him a monthly remittance but he wanted to play and did not importance the money. [17] Paez regressed to Tacuary and spoke with Francisco Ocampo who had the lawsuit, he gave his apologies and admitted that the mistake was for ignorance and for being young. [17]

He then stated a message for the youngsters after almost giving up play football and say to them not think too much in the money because money is not everything. [17] "Anyone can say I will pay you two million dollars, don't fall for that. Not everything that shines is gold". [17]

Cristobal Colón

Paez scored against Independiente CG for Cristobal Colón in June 2015 in Paraguay's División Intermedia. [19]

Independiente Campo Grande

During the 2015 División Intermedia, Páez scored in a 3–1 home victory against his former club Tacuary on 24 July 2015. [20]

International career

In January 2009, Páez was selected for the Paraguay under-20 team to participate at the 2009 South American Youth Championship in Venezuela.

Career statistics

Club

Statistics accurate as of 1 January 2012 [21]

ClubSeasonLeagueCupContinentalTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Tacuary 2006 10--10
Sporting CP 2007–08 20201050
CD Fátima 2008–09 24621-267
Tacuary 2009 130--130
Gallipoli 2009–10 70--70
Tacuary 2010 31--31
Tacuary 2011 00--00
Career total5074110558

Honours

Sporting

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