Édgar Barreto

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Édgar Barreto
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Personal information
Full name Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres
Date of birth (1984-07-15) 15 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Number 8
Youth career
Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Cerro Porteño 26 (4)
2004–2007 NEC 95 (10)
2007–2009 Reggina 68 (5)
2009–2011 Atalanta 33 (2)
2011– Palermo 98 (5)
National team
2001 Paraguay U-17 3 (0)
2003 Paraguay U-20 4 (0)
2004 Paraguay U-23 6 (0)
2004–2011 Paraguay 60 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Barreto and the second or maternal family name is Cáceres.

Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres (born 15 July 1984 in Asunción) is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays for Italian Serie A club Palermo and played for the Paraguay national football team from 2004 to 2011. Barreto is the brother of fellow Paraguayan goalkeeper Diego Barreto.

Career[edit]

Barreto started his career with the club Cerro Porteño, debuting in the 2002 season. The following year arrived also debut in the Copa Libertadores. It is noticed by the scouts of the NEC, Dutch club, who in January 2004 to buy it. After excellent performances in Eredivisie, in the summer of 2007 was bought by Reggina, signing a four-year contract.[1] Barreto played an integral part in keeping Reggina in Serie A at the end of the 2007–08 season, earning a reputation for scoring long range goals. In summer 2009, after Reggina moved to Serie B, he was sold to Atalanta.[2] Skip first season in nerazzurro through injury,[3] returning the last days, not being able to avoid the relegation of his club in Serie B. His excellent performances in Serie B afforded the interest Napoli during the January market. Contributing to the promotion of bergamaschi in Serie A, at the end of the season is placed in the "Top 11 serie B 2010/11".[4]

On 31 August 2011, he moved to Palermo in 4-year contract[5] for €5.3 million .[6]

International career[edit]

Barreto debuted for the Paraguay national football team in a friendly match against Costa Rica on 8 June 2004.[7]

Barreto was part of the silver medal-winning Paraguayan 2004 Olympic football team. He also capped for the Paraguay U-20 squad at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. He played for Paraguay in Copa América 2007, FIFA World Cup 2006, FIFA World Cup 2010 and Copa América 2011.

On 5 August 2012, Barreto announced his international retirement from the Albirroja due to fatigue from intercontinental travelling for national team matches. He cited that the travelling takes away much energy as the Italian Serie A championship is long and exhausting.[7][8]

International[edit]

Paraguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 6 0
2005 6 1
2006 6 0
2007 14 1
2008 10 0
2009 5 0
2010 5 1
2011 8 0
Total 60 3

Last updated: 2012-08-22
Source: Édgar Barreto at National-Football-Teams.com

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 August 2005 Ciudad del Este  El Salvador 3–0 Win Friendly
2 2 July 2007 Barinas  United States 3–1 Win Copa América 2007
3 17 November 2010 So Kon Po  Hong Kong 7–0 Win Friendly

Honours[edit]

Paraguay U-23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFFICIALE: Barreto alla Reggina" [OFFICIAL: Barreto to Reggina] (in Italian). tuttomercatoweb.net. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Edgar Barreto in nerazzurro" [Edgar Barreto in nerazzurro] (in Italian). atalanta.it. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Barreto, la scheda" [Barreto, the profile] (in Italian). tuttoatalanta.com. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gran Galà Top 11 Serie B 2011 a Rimini" [Gran Galà Top 11 Serie B 2011 to Rimini] (in Italian). calciatori-online.com. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tre acquisti per i rosanero" [Three purchases for Palermo] (in Italian). palermocalcio.it. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Un Palermo che investe" [Investing to Palermo] (in Italian). palermocalcio.it. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  7. ^ a b http://www.abc.com.py/deportes/futbol/barreto-renuncia-a-la-albirroja-433396.html
  8. ^ http://www.seleccionparaguaya.org/edgar-barreto-comunico-decision-de-no-continuar-en-la-albirroja-n193

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