Brian Montenegro

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Montenegro and the second or maternal family name is Martinez.
Brian Montenegro
Montenegro warming up for West Ham, October 2011
Personal information
Full name Brian Guillermo Montenegro Martínez
Date of birth (1993-06-18) 18 June 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nacional Asunción
Number 26
Youth career
2004–2010 Tacuary
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tacuary 51 (7)
2011–2012 Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2011–2012 West Ham United (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Tacuary 17 (2)
2013 Rubio Ñú 14 (3)
2013–2014 Libertad 36 (9)
2014– Nacional Asunción 0 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Paraguay U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:44, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Brian Guillermo Montenegro Martínez (born 18 June 1993) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Club Nacional Asunción.

Club career[edit]

Montenegro began his career at Paraguayan club Tacuary where he made 51 appearances and scored seven goals before joining Maldonado.[2]

West Ham United[edit]

He joined West Ham on 29 August 2011 where he signed a season-long loan contract saying, "I am very excited to come here and play in England, especially for a club like West Ham. I am hoping to get a chance to show the fans what I can do."[2][3] Montenegro's debut game came on 8 January 2012 in a 1–0 FA Cup third round away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.[4] At the end of the season, a new contract was not agreed and he returned to Paraguay.[5][6]


He came on as a second-half substitute for Tacuary in their match against Libertad in August 2012.[7]

Nacional Asunción[edit]

In July 2014, Montenegro signed with Primera División Paraguaya outfit Nacional Asunción to participate in the semi-final stages of the 2014 Copa Libertadores and the Torneo Clasura of the Paraguayan Championship.[8][9]

Replacing injured forward Fredy Bareiro, Montenegro was in the starting line-up of the first-leg of Nacional's semi-final Copa Libertadores fixture against Defensor Sporting on 22 July. In the 35th minute of the first-half, Montenegro opened the scoring for Nacional, giving them a 1–0 lead, the goal was assisted by Julián Benítez. The fixture concluded 2–0 in favor of Nacional.[10]

International career[edit]

Montenegro has played for Paraguay's Under-20 side and featured in the 2011 South American Youth Championship in January 2011. He also played at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he scored with an "acrobatic overhead kick" against Greece in the group stage.[11]


  1. ^ "Player Profile". 
  2. ^ a b "Brian Montenegro". Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Montenegro signs". 29 August 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sheffield Wed 1 - 0 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brian vuelve a Inglaterra". ABC Color (in Spanish). 25 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brian Montenegro no queda en West Ham". ABC Color (in Spanish). 14 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Brian Montenegro". Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
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  11. ^ "Two draws leave Greece top". FIFA. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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