Francisco Arce

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For the Mexican soldier of Alta California, see Rancho Santa Ysabel (Arce).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arce and the second or maternal family name is Rolón.
Chiqui Arce
Chiqui Arce.jpg
Personal information
Full name Francisco Javier Arce Rolón
Date of birth (1971-04-02) 2 April 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Paraguari, Paraguay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Cerro Porteño ? (?)
1994–1998 Grêmio 41 (5)
1998–2002 Palmeiras 242 (57)
2003 Gamba Osaka 16 (1)
2004–2005 Libertad 6 (0)
2006 12 Octubre ? (?)
National team
1995–2004 Paraguay 61 (5)
Teams managed
2007–2011 Rubio Ñu
2011–2012 Paraguay
2013– Cerro Porteño
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francisco Javier "Chiqui" Arce Rolón (American Spanish: [fɾanˈsisko xaˈβjer ˈtʃiki ˈarse roˈlon]; born 2 April 1971) is a retired Paraguayan footballer and coach. He played at the right defender position, competing a total of 61 times for the Paraguay national team between 1995 and 2002.

Career[edit]

As player[edit]

Arce started his career in Paraguay playing for Cerro Porteño, where he won the national championship on three occasions. He then moved to Brazil where he played for big clubs such as Grêmio and Palmeiras and won international tournaments such as the Copa Libertadores. Arce played for Paraguay in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and has appeared 61 times for his country. He was famous for his free kick shot technique, scoring many goals this way such as during the World Cup 2002 where he scored a wonderful freekick against South Africa.

As coach[edit]

After retiring from football as a player, Arce became a coach and managed the Paraguayan second division team Club Rubio Ñú, leading the squad to the 2nd division championship in 2008.[1]

Arce was appointed as coach of the Paraguay national football team in July 2011,[2] but due to poor results on the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, he was sacked in June 2012.[3]

In March 2013, Arce was appointed as new coach of Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño.[4]

Club career statistics[edit]

[5]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Brazil League
1995 Grêmio Série A 9 1
1996 16 2
1997 16 2
1998 Palmeiras Série A 24 5
1999 10 0
2000 17 4
2001 21 6
2002 21 9
Japan League
2003 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 16 1
Paraguay League
2004 Libertad Primera División 6 0
Country Brazil 134 29
Japan 16 1
Paraguay 6 0
Total 156 30

International career statistics[edit]

[6]

Paraguay national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 5 0
1996 5 1
1997 12 0
1998 11 2
1999 5 0
2000 4 0
2001 6 1
2002 8 1
2003 4 0
2004 1 0
Total 61 5

Honours[edit]

As player[edit]

As coach[edit]

References[edit]

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