Avelino Acosta

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Andrés Avelino Acosta Parra (10 November 1917 – August 2008) was a Paraguayan football (soccer) player that also defended his country during the Chaco War.[1]

As a footballer, Acosta played for Club Oriental, Cerro Porteño, Atlántida SC and most importantly for Atlético Corrales[2] where he was part of the longest tour by a Paraguayan team around Latin American (it lasted 1 year and 15 days).[3] Acosta also played in several occasions for the Paraguay national football team, including the 1942 Copa America.[4] He played as a defender.