|Full name||Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres|
|Date of birth||15 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2010
In the summer of 2007, Barreto agreed to a four-year contract with Reggina Calcio. 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.
At Atalanta, Barreto missed most of his first season through injury, 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.
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.
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.
- As of 20 May 2018
|Treviso (loan)||Serie B||2003–04||1||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|Paraguay national team|
Last updated: 2012-08-22
Source: Édgar Barreto at National-Football-Teams.com
|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|
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