* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2008.
† Appearances (goals)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2008
Carlos Humberto Paredes Monges (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkarlos umˈberto paˈɾeðes ˈmoŋɡes]; born 16 July 1976 in Asunción, Paraguay) is a Paraguayan footballer who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Olimpia Asunción. His style of play has led the Paraguayan media to call him the "Master of the Midfield". Paredes plays defensive midfield, though he can also play as centre-forward, being a lethal header. He also has exceptional leadership capabilities on the field, where he is constantly marshalling instructions to the rest of the team.
Paredes started his career in Club Olimpia of Paraguay in 1995, winning five national championships and becoming the youngest captain in the club's history at the age of 20. In 2000 he moved to FC Porto of Portugal where he won the Cup of Portugal in the 2000/2001 season. In 2002 he was transferred to Reggina for €4.8million (Porto retained 25% rights to receive future transfer revenue of Reggina received). In 2006 Paredes moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal where he was allowed very little game time. In January 2008 his contract was terminated by Sporting.
Paredes returned to Paraguay in 2008 to play for the team he first played for, Olimpia. Currently, he is the team captain and undisputed leader on the field. He has scored two goals in the first three games of the Apertura tournament. In 2009 Paredes moved to Rubio Ñú due to not featuring in the plans of former coach Gregorio Perez for the 2009 Clausura Tournament. In 2010 Paredes moved to Sportivo Luqueño and to Olimpia in the following year, where is he is currently one of the team captains.