Francisco Santiago Reyes

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Francisco Reyes
Personal information
Full name Francisco Santiago Reyes Villalba
Date of birth (1941-07-04)July 4, 1941
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Date of death July 31, 1976(1976-07-31) (aged 35)
Place of death Asunción, Paraguay
Playing position Midfielder / Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1962 Presidente Hayes[1]
1963 Olimpia
1964 River Plate
1965 Olimpia
1966 Atlético de Madrid
1967–1973 Flamengo 73 (3)
1974–1975 Olimpia
National team
1961–1966 Paraguay 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francisco Santiago Reyes Villalba, commonly known as Francisco Reyes (July 4, 1941[2] – July 31, 1976[3]), was a Paraguayan football midfielder and central defender, who played in several top level clubs and in the Paraguayan national football team.


Born in Asunción, he started his career playing for Olimpia, winning the Primera División Paraguaya in 1962 and in 1965.[3] Reyes joined Brazilian club Flamengo in 1967, helped the club to win the Campeonato Carioca in 1972, and left at the end of 1973.[2] He retired while defending Olimpia, winning the Paraguayan League in his last season, in 1975.[3]

National team[edit]

He played 13 games for the Paraguayan national team between 1961 and 1966[2]






  1. ^ Flamengo fan site
  2. ^ a b c Assaf, Roberto; Martins, Clóvis (2001). Almanaque do Flamengo (in Portuguese) (1st ed.). Editora Abril. p. 507. OCLC 837719185. 
  3. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 331. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.