Édgar Barreto

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Édgar Barreto
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Personal information
Full name Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres
Date of birth (1984-07-15) 15 July 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
U.C. Sampdoria
Number 8
Youth career
Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Cerro Porteño 26 (4)
2004–2007 NEC 95 (10)
2007–2009 Reggina 68 (5)
2009–2011 Atalanta 33 (2)
2011–2015 Palermo 122 (7)
2015– Sampdoria 62 (2)
National team
2001 Paraguay U17 3 (0)
2003 Paraguay U20 4 (0)
2004 Paraguay U23 6 (0)
2004–2011 Paraguay 60 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:12, 31 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2010

Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres (born 15 July 1984) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for U.C. Sampdoria as a midfielder. He represented the Paraguay national team from 2004 to 2011.

Barreto is the brother of fellow Paraguayan goalkeeper Diego Barreto.[1]

Club career[edit]

Barreto started his career with Paraguayan club Cerro Porteño, debuting in the 2002 season. The following year he made his debut in the Copa Libertadores.

in January 2004, he signed with Eredivisie club N.E.C.

In the summer of 2007, Barreto agreed to a four-year contract with Reggina Calcio.[2] He played an integral part in keeping Reggina in Serie A at the end of the 2007–08 season, earning a reputation for scoring long range goals. In summer 2009, after Reggina moved to Serie B, he was sold to Atalanta Bergamo.[3]

At Atalanta, Barreto missed most of his first season through injury,[4] only returning in the last days of the season and not being able to avoid the relegation of his club in Serie B. His excellent performances in Serie B afforded the interest Napoli during the January market. He contributed to the promotion of the Bergamaschi to Serie A in the 2010–11 season, at the end of which he was voted into "Top 11 Serie B" players team by Italian journalists.[5]

On 31 August 2011, Barreto moved to Palermo on a four-year contract[6] while a transfer fee of €5.3 million was paid to Atalanta.[7]

On 1 July 2015, Barreto signed a contract with U.C. Sampdoria.[8]

During an interview in July 2017, Barreto affirmed that he would not return to Paraguayan football due to family reasons, although he recognized that his time at Cerro Porteño was fundamental for his career.[9]

International career[edit]

Barreto debuted for the Paraguay national football team in a friendly match against Costa Rica on 8 June 2004.[10]

Barreto was part of the silver medal-winning Paraguayan 2004 Olympic football team. He also capped for the Paraguay U-20 squad at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. He played for Paraguay in Copa América 2007, FIFA World Cup 2006, FIFA World Cup 2010 and Copa América 2011.

On 5 August 2012, Barreto announced his international retirement from the Albirroja due to fatigue from intercontinental travelling for national team matches. He cited that the travelling takes away much energy as the Serie A championship is long and exhausting.[10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Paraguay national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 6 0
2005 6 1
2006 6 0
2007 14 1
2008 10 0
2009 5 0
2010 5 1
2011 8 0
Total 60 3

Last updated: 2012-08-22
Source: Édgar Barreto at National-Football-Teams.com

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 August 2005 Ciudad del Este  El Salvador 3–0 Win Friendly
2 2 July 2007 Barinas  United States 3–1 Win Copa América 2007
3 17 November 2010 So Kon Po  Hong Kong 7–0 Win Friendly

Honours[edit]

Paraguay U-23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Cup Trivia - Fathers, Sons and Brothers, Uncles and Nephews". RSSSF. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Barreto alla Reggina" [OFFICIAL: Barreto to Reggina] (in Italian). tuttomercatoweb.net. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Edgar Barreto in nerazzurro" [Edgar Barreto in nerazzurro] (in Italian). atalanta.it. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Barreto, la scheda" [Barreto, the profile] (in Italian). tuttoatalanta.com. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Bonzanni, Luca (24 May 2011). "Top 11 Serie B - Stasera a Rimini le premiazioni, tra i presenti anche il Direttore Lorenzo Casalino" (in Italian). Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Tre acquisti per i rosanero" [Three purchases for Palermo] (in Italian). palermocalcio.it. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Un Palermo che investe" [Investing to Palermo] (in Italian). palermocalcio.it. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Official: Sampdoria sign Barreto". football-italia.net. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  9. ^ https://www.rdn.com.py/2017/07/25/barreto-sobre-su-renuncia-a-la-albirroja-no-me-arrepiento/
  10. ^ a b http://www.abc.com.py/deportes/futbol/barreto-renuncia-a-la-albirroja-433396.html
  11. ^ http://www.seleccionparaguaya.org/edgar-barreto-comunico-decision-de-no-continuar-en-la-albirroja-n193

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