Guerrero at practice with Hamburger SV.
|Full name||José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales|
|Date of birth||1 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Lima, Peru|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2002–2006||Bayern Munich II||66||(45)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:57, 7 October 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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. 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.
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. The German Football Association suspended Guerrero for five league games and fined him a further €20,000.
Guerrero joined Corinthians (football club) in 2012 from Hamburger SV. 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. In May 2013, Guerrero became the first Peruvian footballer to ever be on the cover of Placar magazine, 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.
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.
Guerrero suffers from aviatophobia. 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.
|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|
|2001||Peru U17 national team||Bolivarian Games|
|2011||Peru national team||Copa America – Bronze medal|
- Top scorer in Regionalliga Süd – 21 goals in 24 games
- Best Peruvian football player in Copa America 2007
- Top Scorer in Copa America 2011
- Bronze Ball in 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
- Best Forward Player in Campeonato Paulista 2013
- Captain of the national soccer team, winners of the Copa America 2011 bronze medal
- Dream Team in Copa America 2011
- Best Forward Player in 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
- Champion of 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
- Second Best player of America 2012
- Dream Team in Campeonato Paulista 2013
- Champion of Campeonato Paulista 2013
- Champion of Recopa Sudamericana 2013
- Active goalscorer of Peru national soccer team
- As of 6 October 2013[update]
|Club||Season||Domestic League||Domestic Cup||European Competition||State League||All Competitions|
|Bayern Munich II||2002–03||18||8||-||-||-||-||-||-||18||8|
|Club||Season||League||Cup||Continental||State League||All Competitions|
*FIFA Club World Cup 2012
|2012||Corinthians||FIFA Club World Cup||2||2|
- 1 Non FIFA 'A' international match
- "Paolo Guerrero" (in Portuguese). corinthians.com.br. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Guerrero, José Paolo" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
- "Guerrero wechselt zum HSV" (in German). kicker.de. 14 June 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
- "Rekordgeldstrafe für Guerrero" (in German). ZDF. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
- "Fünf Spiele Sperre für den Flaschenwerfer" (in German). ZDF. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
- "Timão anuncia acordo com Guerrero. Apresentação será segunda-feira" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Corinthians 1 Chelsea 0". BBC Sport. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
- "Placar de maio tem Guerrero, Seedorf, Barcos e o novo Cruzeiro na capa" (in Portuguese). Placar. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Fear of flying grounds Hamburg striker's soccer career". Deutsche Weller. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
- "Paolo Guerrero afirma que superará su miedo a volar" (in spanish). as.com. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- "Entrevista al "coyote" Rivera" (in spanish). tribunaroja.blogspot.com. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2011.