Pérez playing for Paraguay
|Full name||Hernán Arsenio Pérez González|
|Date of birth||25 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2014||→ Olympiacos (loan)||9||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Early years / Villarreal
Pérez was born in Fernando de la Mora, Asunción. After playing for two other youth clubs he finished his formation with Tacuary, where he made his top division debuts in 2007. Subsequently he was signed by fellow league side Club Libertad, appearing rarely for the capital club due to a serious right knee injury.
On 30 July 2009 Villarreal CF from Spain bought Pérez, who signed a five-year contract. He spent two full seasons with the reserves in Segunda División, starting in several of the matches he featured in.
Pérez was definitely promoted to the Valencians' main squad for the 2011–12 campaign. He made his official debut on 27 September in the UEFA Champions League game against S.S.C. Napoli, coming on as a substitute for Jonathan de Guzmán in the dying minutes of a 0–2 group stage away loss. Again from the bench, on 1 October, he made his first La Liga appearance: from a corner kick, in the 84th minute, he equalized it 2–2 for the hosts against Real Zaragoza.
Pérez joined Greek club Olympiacos F.C. on 31 January 2014. He made his Superleague debut five days later, in a 2–0 home win against Panionios GSS, and scored his first goal on 8 February in a 5–0 routing at Veria FC.
Pérez was one of the best players for the Paraguay national under-20 football team at the 2009 South American Youth Championship, helping the national team finish in second place by scoring five goals in seven games, and ultimately being considered one of the best players in the tournament held in Venezuela.
- El espadachín Sub-20 (Hernán Pérez) (The under-20 swordsman (Hernán Pérez)); El Fichaje Estrella, 16 February 2009 (Spanish)
- Hernán Pérez pasará por el quirófano (Hernán Pérez to undergo surgery); Diario ABC Color, 1 May 2009 (Spanish)
- Hernán Pérez lleva sus dedicatorias al Villarreal (Hernán Pérez takes goal celebrations to Villarreal); Última Hora, 30 July 2009 (Spanish)
- Napoli verve too much for Villarreal; UEFA.com, 27 September 2011
- Perez salvages point for Yellow Submarine; ESPN Soccernet, 1 October 2011
- Villarreal 2–0 Córdoba: Hernán Pérez y Uche para liderar provisionalmente (Villarreal 2–0 Córdoba: Hernán Pérez and Uche to take provisional lead); Goal.com, 29 September 2012 (Spanish)
- El Villarreal despeja las dudas con una goleada (Villarreal clears doubts with routing); Marca, 9 December 2012 (Spanish)
- "ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός – Ανακοίνωση" (in Greek). Olympiacos' official website. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Olympiacos pick up Pérez from Villarreal". UEFA.com. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Βέροια – Ολυμπιακός 0–5" [Veria – Olympiacos 0–5] (in Greek). Olympiacos' official website. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Perfiles del Sudamericano Sub-20: Hernán Pérez (Paraguay), figura de la 12ª jornada; Goal.com, 3 February 2009 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Hernán Pérez at National-Football-Teams.com
- Hernán Pérez – FIFA competition record
- UEFA.com stats
- Soccerway profile