|Full name||Fernando Gabriel Cáceres|
|Date of birth||7 February 1969|
|Place of birth||San Isidro, Argentina|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He played for several clubs in the Argentine first division and the Spanish La Liga during his career (spending 11 years in the latter competition, and appearing in 339 games), and was also a member of the Argentine national team.
Born in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Cáceres began playing professional football at Argentinos Juniors and in 1991 was transferred to Club Atlético River Plate where he won his first title, the 1991 Apertura.
He then moved to Spain to play for Real Zaragoza, where he won the Spanish Cup in 1994 and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup the following year. An undisputed starter from the beginnings, he amassed well over 100 official appearances in only three seasons of play.
Cáceres returned to Argentina for a brief spell at Boca Juniors, before returning to Spain in late 1996 and sign for Valencia CF, where he stayed until the end of the 1997–98 season. Aged almost 29, he joined Celta de Vigo, helping to the Galicians domestic and European consolidation. In six seasons with the club, he played 218 matches in all competitions, scoring five goals, most notably contributing with 33 appearances in 2002–03, aged 33, as Celta qualified for the first time ever to the UEFA Champions League.
In late 2004, after a four-month spell with Córdoba CF in the second division, Cáceres returned to Argentina once again as he moved to Club Atlético Independiente, joining a select group of players who played for River Plate, Boca Juniors and Independiente. In 2006, he rejoined Argentinos Juniors, the club where he began his career 20 years earlier, seeing out his career at 38.
Cáceres won the South American Under-17 Football Championship in 1985. At full international level, he earned 24 caps for the Argentina national team, and was also part of the squad that won the 1993 Copa América, and the one that took part in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
- Valencia biography (Spanish)
- Independiente profile (Spanish)
- Parte médico confirma que Fernando Cáceres continúa grave (Medical report confirms Fernando Cáceres is still in serious condition); Triunfo (Spanish)
- Former Argentina defender Caceres shot, in coma; ESPN Soccernet, 1 November 2009
- Cáceres recuperó el habla tras recibir un balazo (Cáceres regained speech after being shot); MedioTiempo, 30 December 2009 (Spanish)
- Fernando Cáceres ya respira por sus propios medios (Fernando Cáceres already breathing by himself); Marca, 24 November 2009 (Spanish)
- Stats at Liga de Fútbol Profesional (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Fernando Cáceres at National-Football-Teams.com