|Full name||Roberto Miguel Acuña Cabello|
|Date of birth||25 March 1972|
|Place of birth||Avellaneda, Argentina|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Rubio Ñú|
|2002–2006||Deportivo La Coruña||14||(0)|
|2003–2004||→ Elche (loan)||26||(2)|
|2004||→ Al Ain (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 December 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
Roberto Miguel Acuña Cabello (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈβerto miˈɣel aˈkuɲa kaˈβeʎo]; born 25 March 1972 in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Club Rubio Ñú.
Nicknamed El Toro (bull) due to his strength and dominating presence, he operated as a central midfielder. He spent several years as a professional in Spain, at Zaragoza and Deportivo de La Coruña, being very unlucky at the latter.
At a young age, Acuña migrated to Paraguay, where he started playing for Club Nacional in 1989. After five years, he decided to acquire the country's citizenship to play for the national team, eventually becoming the second most capped player in Paraguay's history, second only to central defender Carlos Gamarra.
Afterwards, Acuña played four seasons back in Argentina, with Argentinos Juniors, Club Atlético Independiente and Boca Juniors, before moving to Europe in 1997, where he signed with Spain's Real Zaragoza. With the Aragonese, he was an everpresent midfield fixture, helping the side to the 2001 domestic cup, and scoring 20 goals in five seasons, alone in La Liga. In 2001, he won the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year award.
Consequently, Acuña attracted attention from Deportivo de La Coruña, which bought the player for five years and €11, even though he was still due a five-match suspension from the previous season, where Zaragoza relegated. With the Galicians, however, Acuña never appeared more than seven times in the league during his spell, also struggling with injuries and being often loaned.
Like defender Gamarra, Acuña appeared in three FIFA World Cups, and collected in total 100 caps, netting five times. He appeared in all the matches during those three editions, and was the first Paraguayan to be sent off in a World Cup when he elbowed Germany's Michael Ballack in the last minute of the 0–1 round of 16 loss (for a second bookable offense).
- El historial del galardón (Award's history); ABC Color (Spanish)
- Deportivo swoop for Acuña; UEFA.com, 10 July 2002
- Acuña despair for Deportivo; UEFA.com, 17 April 2003
- Deportivo return for 'Toro'; UEFA.com, 1 February 2005
- Paraguay - Record International Players; at RSSSF
- "Germany edge out Paraguay". BBC Sport. 15 June 2002. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
- Argentine League statistics (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Roberto Acuña at National-Football-Teams.com
- International appearances; at RSSSF
- FootballLineups profile