Claudio Rojas

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Claudio Rojas
Personal information
Full name Claudio Ariel Rojas Martínez
Date of birth (1973-11-29) November 29, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Guatemala
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position attacking midfielder
Youth career
1992–1993 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 River Plate 17 (?)
1994–1995 San Lorenzo de Almagro 7 (?)
1997–1998 Instituto
1998–2004 Comunicaciones
2004–2005 Municipal
2005–2006 Jalapa
2006–2007 Deportivo Mixco
2007–2008 Petapa
National team
1997–2001 Guatemala 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 August 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2010
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rojas and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.

Claudio Ariel Rojas Martínez (born 29 November 1973) is a retired Guatemalan football midfielder who has played for Argentinian giants River Plate.

Club career[edit]

A small midfield player, Rojas played for Argentinian clubs River Plate, San Lorenzo and Instituto in the mid-1990s before returning to Guatemalan giants Comunicaciones for 5 years and then left them for eternal rivals Municipal in 2004. He then switched clubs every year, featuring in Jalapa, Mixco and Petapa squads before retiring.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Guatemala in a November 1997 friendly match against Chile and has earned a total of 24 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[1] and played at the 1999 and 2001 as well as at the 1998 Gold Cup.[2] In 2000, as the Guatemala national futsal team had begun its development, he was selected, along with other 11-a-side football players, as part of the squad that competed at the 2000 Futsal World Championship, hosted by Guatemala. He scored one goal in the tournament. His final international was a May 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup match against Costa Rica.


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