Brian Montenegro

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Brian Montenegro
Montenegro warming up for West Ham, October 2011
Personal information
Full name Brian Guillermo Montenegro Martínez
Date of birth (1993-06-18) 18 June 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 27
Youth career
2004–2010 Tacuary
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tacuary 51 (7)
2011–2012 Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2011–2012West Ham United (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Tacuary 17 (2)
2013 Rubio Ñú 14 (3)
2013–2014 Libertad 36 (9)
2014–2016 Nacional Asunción 41 (26)
2014–2015Leeds United (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017Lanús (loan) 12 (0)
2017–2018 Olimpia 32 (10 [1])
2018–Talleres (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011–2013 Paraguay U20 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Brian Guillermo Montenegro Martínez (born 18 June 1993) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Talleres in Argentina.

He can play as a winger and a striker.

He is a former Paraguay U20 international.

Club career[edit]

Montenegro began his career at Paraguayan club Tacuary where he made 51 appearances and scored seven goals before joining Segunda División Uruguay side Deportivo Maldonado.[2]

West Ham United loan[edit]

He joined West Ham on 29 August 2011 where he signed a season-long loan contract saying, "I am very excited to come here and play in England, I am hoping to get a chance to show the fans what I can do."[2][3] Montenegro's first and only appearance for the senior squad was as a 78th-minute substitute on 8 January 2012 in a 1–0 FA Cup third round away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.[4] At the end of the season, a new contract was not agreed and he returned to Paraguay.[5][6]


He returned to Tacuary coming on as a second-half substitute in their match against Libertad in August 2012.[7] He scored two goals in 17 games in his second spell at the club.[citation needed]

Rubio Ñú and Libertad[edit]

In 2013, he joined Paraguayan Primera División side Rubio Ñú where he scored three goals in 14 games. His form earned him a move to fellow Paraguayan Primera División side Club Libertad. During the 2013/14 season he scored nine goals in 36 games.[citation needed]

Nacional Asunción[edit]

In July 2014, Montenegro signed with Primera División Paraguaya Club Nacional Asunción to participate in the semi-final stages of the 2014 Copa Libertadores and the Torneo Clasura of the Paraguayan Championship.[8][9]

Replacing injured forward Fredy Bareiro, Montenegro was in the starting line-up of the first-leg of Nacional's semi-final Copa Libertadores fixture against Defensor Sporting on 22 July. In the 35th minute of the first-half, Montenegro opened the scoring for Nacional, giving them a 1–0 lead, the goal was assisted by Julián Benítez. The fixture concluded 2–0 in favor of Nacional.[10]

Montenegro finished a runner up for Nacional Asunción in the Copa Libertadores final after losing out to Argentina's San Lorenzo 2-1 on aggregate in the two legged final.[11]

Loan to Leeds United[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Montenegro signed on loan for Leeds United, the deal includes an option to buy.[12] Montenegro was given the number 26 shirt for the 2014/15 season.[13]

On 25 October 2014, Montenegro was named in Leeds' matchday squad for the first time when he was named as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He made his debut in the same match as a 2nd half substitute in a 2-1 loss. The match was the last game for Head Coach Darko Milanič who was relieved of his duties minutes after the game.[14]

On 4 January 2015, Montenegro made his first Leeds start when he started Leeds' FA Cup 1-0 defeat against Sunderland A.F.C..[15]

After scoring an impressive 15 goals in 17 league games during the 2016 Primera Division Paraguaya season for Nacional Asuncion, Montenegro was loaned to Cerro Porteño for the remainder of their 2016 Copa Libertadores campaign.[16] Several days later however, the transfer was declined due to a documentation requirement.[17]

International career[edit]

Montenegro has played for Paraguay's Under-20 side and featured in the 2011 South American Youth Championship in January 2011. He also played at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he scored with an "acrobatic overhead kick" against Greece in the group stage.[18]




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  2. ^ a b "Brian Montenegro". Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Montenegro signs". 29 August 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Sheffield Wed 1 - 0 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Brian vuelve a Inglaterra". ABC Color (in Spanish). 25 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Brian Montenegro no queda en West Ham". ABC Color (in Spanish). 14 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Brian Montenegro". Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  8. ^ Grupo Nación de Comunicaciones. "Brian Montenegro activó con sus nuevos compañeros - DEPORTES -". La Nación - Indispensable para decidir - Noticias del Paraguay y el mundo. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Brian Montenegro, nuevo refuerzo albo para la Copa - Nacional, Copa Libertadores". d10. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Nacional Asunción vs. Defensor Sporting - 23 July 2014 - Soccerway". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  11. ^ "San Lorenzo end century long wait to land the Libertadores Cup by beating Nacional - Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  12. ^ Phil Hay (1 August 2014). "Leeds United: Montenegro joins on loan". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Leeds United: 2014/15 SQUAD NUMBERS". Leeds United Official Site. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Leeds 1 Wolverhampton 2". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  15. ^ "Sunderland 1 Leeds 0". Sky Sporst. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
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  18. ^ "Two draws leave Greece top". FIFA. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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