José Montiel

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José Arnulfo Montiel
Personal information
Full name José Arnulfo Montiel Núñez
Date of birth (1988-03-19) 19 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.73m (5ft 8½in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Benevento
Number 8
Youth career
Olimpia Asunción
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Olimpia Asunción 38 (5)
2006–2007 Udinese 8 (0)
2007–2012 Reggina 21 (2)
2008–2009 Politehnica Iaşi (loan) 18 (2)
2009–2010 Tigre (loan) 10 (0)
2012– Benevento 49 (5)
National team
2006–2008 Paraguay 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Montiel and the second or maternal family name is Núñez.

José Arnulfo Montiel Núñez (born 19 March 1988 in Asunción) is a Paraguayan football midfielder. He currently plays for the Italian club Benevento.

Career[edit]

At a very young age, Montiel started his career in his hometown team Olimpia de Itá, which is a division of Olimpia Asunción in Itauguá city's football league. Scouts from Olimpia Asunción noticed his talent and signed him to the youth divisions of the Asunción club. Montiel was a key part of the Paraguayan national under-15 team that won the U-15 South American Championship in 2004.

His professional debut was playing for Olimpia Asunción late in 2004, at the age of 16. Montiel's excellent vision and skills secured him a place in the first team. In 2005, he eventually made the Paraguay national football team squad at the age of 17.

After the 2006 World Cup, Montiel joined Udinese Calcio. However, following just one season with the club, he was sold to Reggina. In the 2008-2009 season, he was loaned to the Romanian Liga I team Politenica Iaşi, helping them to avoid relegation.

For the 2009-2010 season, Montiel was loaned to the Argentine club Tigre, making his debut on the 2nd day of Apertura 2009 tournament. He substituted Lucas Oviedo in the game against Rosario Central. He reenters in Italy in March 2010. In the season 2010/2011 he is bought to definitive title by the Reggina. In this season he has played 3 games in the championship of Italian serie B

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