Adrián Paz

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Adrián Paz
Personal information
Full name Adrián Charquero Paz
Date of birth (1968-09-09) 9 September 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Bella Vista
1987–1988 Vélez Sársfield 28 (3)
1988–1991 Bella Vista
1991–1992 Peñarol
1992–1994 Estudiantes 48 (6)
1994–1995 Ipswich Town 18 (1)
1995 Shanghai Pudong
1996 Columbus Crew 27 (6)
1997–1998 Colorado Rapids 53 (6)
1999 Tianjin Teda 1 (0)
2000 Bella Vista 15 (2)
2000 Qingdao Etsong 4 (1)
National team
1992–2000 Uruguay 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
For the Mexican paralympian javelin thrower, see Adrián Paz Velázquez.

Adrián Paz (born 9 September 1968 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a former professional footballer.

After playing at Uruguay and Argentina, Paz played for Ipswich Town during the 1994–95 season in a transfer done by his FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman together with Argentinian Mauricio Taricco. He became the first Uruguayan to play in the English Premier League.[1] In January 1996, Major League Soccer began allocating players to its newly established teams. Paz was sent to the Columbus Crew where he played 27 games. On February 1, 1997, the Crew sent Paz to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for the first-round selection in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft.[2] he spent two seasons in Colorado before moving to Tianjin Teda in 1999. During the time in Tianjin, he suffered serious injury at the first game against Shanghai Shenhua, after Shanghai's defender Xin Feng made tackle on both of his legs. He had been rest until the end of 1999. He joined Bella Vista again in 2000, then went back to China for the third time, joined Qingdao Etsong. He retired from football afterward.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Uruguay in a friendly match against Brazil (1-0 win) on April 30, 1992 in the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo under coach Luis Alberto Cubilla.[3] He went on to score the winner in that game.


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