Paolo Guerrero

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guerrero and the second or maternal family name is Gonzales.
Paolo Guerrero
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Guerrero at practice with Hamburger SV.
Personal information
Full name José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales
Date of birth (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Corinthians
Number 9
Youth career
1992–2002[2] Alianza Lima
2002–2003 Bayern Munich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Bayern Munich II 66 (45)
2004–2006 Bayern Munich 27 (10)
2006–2012 Hamburger SV 134 (37)
2012– Corinthians 48 (16)
National team
2004– Peru 49 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:19, 27 July 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 05:44, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales (born 1 January 1984) is a Peruvian footballer, who plays for Sport Club Corinthians Paulista and the Peruvian national team. Guerrero is known to be a skillful supporting forward who displays good hold up play and passing abilities.

Club career[edit]

Guerrero was born in Lima. He started playing football in the lower categories of Peruvian club Alianza Lima. In 2003, Guerrero signed a contract with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. During 2003–04, Guerrero played in the Regionalliga Süd. He played 23 games and scored 21 goals. During the 2004–05 season, he joined fellow countryman, Claudio Pizarro, on the Bayern first team. In June 2006, it was announced that Guerrero had transferred to Hamburger SV, and signed a contract with the club through 2010.[3] He scored the winner against his former club Bayern Munich, which he did not celebrate because of his past with the club and the endearment he still felt for it. The result meant that Bayern had no chance of playing in the Champions League in the 2007–08 season.

Hamburger SV[edit]

Guerrero with Hamburg SV

Guerrero joined Hamburg in 2006 from Bayern Munich. His first season was marred by an injury, which took away half his season, and his low productivity, being a sub most of the season. Near the end he did score three goals, making his season total five goals in 20 games. One of these goals was against former club Bayern Munich in a 1–2 victory which left Bayern with no possibilities of making it to the Champions League. In the 2007–08 season, his second at Hamburg, Guerrero played 29 of 34 games in the Bundesliga, scoring nine goals and getting four assists, as well as becoming an undisputed starter and a vital part of Hamburg. He was the third top scorer, behind Rafael van der Vaart (12 goals) and Ivica Olić (14 goals). In the UEFA Cup and Qualification he played nine games, scoring five goals and getting three assists. His first hat-trick in his professional career was against Karlsruher SC, in the last game of the Bundesliga, scoring the second, third, and fourth goals in a 7–0 victory. This victory secured them fourth place and a UEFA Cup spot for next season. By the beginning of the 2008–09 season, Guerrero had become first choice striker for Hamburger SV. Coach Martin Jol even went as far as saying that Guerrero better not catch even a cold during the season. Guerrero was fined a club record (somewhere in the region of €50,000–100,000) in April 2010 for an incident at the end of a league game with Hannover 96, where after apparently having been abused by a Hamburg fan, Guerrero threw his drinks bottle into the crowd, striking said fan in the face.[4] The German Football Association suspended Guerrero for five league games and fined him a further €20,000.[5]

Corinthians[edit]

Guerrero at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup.

Guerrero joined Corinthians (football club) in 2012 from Hamburger SV.[6] He scored both of Corinthians' goals in the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup, once in the semi-finals against Al Ahly SC and the winning goal in the final against Chelsea.[7] In May 2013, Guerrero became the first Peruvian footballer to ever be on the cover of Placar magazine,[8] Brazil's biggest football magazine. The cover featured Guerrero as a warrior ("guerrero" is similar to the Portuguese word "guerreiro", which means "warrior") fresh out of battle, with blood on his legs, and carrying a Corinthians flag.

International career[edit]

Paolo Guerrero's career with the Peruvian national team began in the doomed Germany 2006 campaign, but he managed to score twice for the national side. His first goal became the winner against Chile in Lima's Estadio Nacional. It was followed by a first minute goal in the next match against Ecuador in the same venue, though the Ecuadorians fought back to secure a 2–2 away draw. However, Guerrero was ruled out of Peru's first two 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying games because of injury. A further blow to Peru was laid down by FIFA when Guerrero was suspended 6 games for insulting the referee during the Uruguay vs. Peru game in June 2008. The suspension started with the Peru vs. Venezuela game in September.

Following Peru's disastrous qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup, José del Solar was replaced by Uruguayan manager Sergio Markarian and Guerrero was called up for the 2011 Copa America. In line of an injured Pizarro, Guerrero played as the team's starting striker in the Competition and scored five times, one each against Uruguay and Mexico followed by a hat trick against Venezuela in the Third Place play-off match which Peru won 4–1. He became the tournament's top goalscorer.

Personal life[edit]

Guerrero suffers from aviatophobia.[9] Media reports claim his fear of flying is due to the tragic death of his uncle José González Ganoza who died in the 1987 Alianza Lima air disaster. His uncle was also a footballer and had represented Alianza Lima and the Peru national team.[10]

Guerrero also has an older brother, Julio Rivera Gonzalez, who was also a footballer for the Peru national team. Rivera was also formed in the Alianza Lima youth system.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club titles[edit]

Season Team Title
2003–04 FC Bayern Munich II Regionalliga Süd
2004–05 FC Bayern Munich Bundesliga
2005 FC Bayern Munich DFB-Pokal
2005–06 FC Bayern Munich Bundesliga
2006 FC Bayern Munich DFB-Pokal
2007 Hamburger SV UEFA Intertoto Cup
2012 Corinthians FIFA Club World Cup
2013 Corinthians Campeonato Paulista
2013 Corinthians Recopa Sudamericana

National titles[edit]

Season Team Title
2001 Peru U17 national team Bolivarian Games
2011 Peru national team Copa America – Bronze medal

Individual honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 October 2013
All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cup European Competition State League All Competitions
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Bayern Munich II 2002–03 18 8 - - - - - - 18 8
2003–04 24 21 1 - - - - - 25 21
2004–05 11 7 3 4 - - - - 14 11
2005–06 13 9 1 0 - - - - 13 9
Total 66 45 4 4 - - - - 70 49
Bayern Munich 2004–05 13 6 1 - 6 1 - - 20 7
2005–06 14 4 3 1 7 1 - - 24 6
Total 27 10 4 1 13 2 - - 44 13
Hamburg 2006–07 20 5 - - 5 0 - - 25 5
2007–08 29 9 3 0 9 5 - - 41 14
2008–09 31 9 5 1 12 4 - - 48 14
2009–10 6 4 1 0 6 3 - - 13 7
2010–11 25 4 2 1 - - - - 27 5
2011–12 25 6 0 0 - - - - 23 6
Total 134 37 11 2 32 12 - - 177 51
Club Season League Cup Continental State League All Competitions
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Corinthians 2012 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 17* 8*
2013 17 5 3 0 9 5 17 8 46 18
2014 18 6 3 1 0 0 12 1 33 8
Total 50 17 6 1 9 5 29 9 96 34
Career total 277 108 25 8 52 17 29 9 387 147

*FIFA Club World Cup 2012

Season Club League Apps Goals
2012 Corinthians FIFA Club World Cup 2 2
Total 2 2

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2004 Lima, Peru  Chile 2–1 Win 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
2. 30 March 2005 Lima, Peru  Ecuador 2–2 Draw 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
3. 17 August 2005 Tacna, Peru  Chile 3–1 Win Friendly
4. 6 September 2006 New Jersey, USA  Ecuador 1–1 Draw Friendly
5. 7 October 2006 Viña del Mar, Chile  Chile 2–3 Loss Friendly
6. 26 June 2007 Mérida, Venezuela  Uruguay 3–0 Win 2007 Copa América
7. 8 September 2007 Lima, Peru  Colombia 2–2 Draw Friendly
8. 8 September 2007 Lima, Peru  Colombia 2–2 Draw Friendly
9. 12 September 2007 Lima, Peru  Bolivia 2–0 Win Friendly
10. 28 June 2011 Lima, Peru  Senegal 1–01 Win Friendly
11. 4 July 2011 San Juan, Argentina  Uruguay 1–1 Draw 2011 Copa América
12. 8 July 2011 Mendoza, Argentina  Mexico 1–0 Win 2011 Copa América
13. 23 July 2011 La Plata, Argentina  Venezuela 2–1 Win 2011 Copa América
14. 23 July 2011 La Plata, Argentina  Venezuela 3–1 Win 2011 Copa América
15. 23 July 2011 La Plata, Argentina  Venezuela 4–1 Win 2011 Copa América
16. 7 October 2011 Lima, Peru  Paraguay 2–0 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
17. 7 October 2011 Lima, Peru  Paraguay 2–0 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
18. 23 May 2012 Lima, Peru  Nigeria 1–0 Win Friendly
19. 10 June 2012 Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 4–2 Loss 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
20. 9 September 2014 Doha, Qatar  Qatar 2-0 Win Friendly
  • 1 Non FIFA 'A' international match

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paolo Guerrero" (in Portuguese). corinthians.com.br. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Guerrero, José Paolo" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guerrero wechselt zum HSV" (in German). kicker.de. 14 June 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rekordgeldstrafe für Guerrero" (in German). ZDF. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Fünf Spiele Sperre für den Flaschenwerfer" (in German). ZDF. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Timão anuncia acordo com Guerrero. Apresentação será segunda-feira" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Corinthians 1 Chelsea 0". BBC Sport. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Placar de maio tem Guerrero, Seedorf, Barcos e o novo Cruzeiro na capa" (in Portuguese). Placar. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fear of flying grounds Hamburg striker's soccer career". Deutsche Weller. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Paolo Guerrero afirma que superará su miedo a volar" (in spanish). as.com. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Entrevista al "coyote" Rivera" (in spanish). tribunaroja.blogspot.com. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 

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