Enrique Vera

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Enrique Vera
Enrique Vera.jpg
Personal information
Full name Enrique Daniel Vera Torres
Date of birth (1979-03-10) 10 March 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Sportivo Trinidense ? (?)
1998–1999 Resistencia ? (?)
2000–2002 Sol de America ? (?)
2002 Independiente Campo Grande ? (?)
2003 Sportivo Iteño ? (?)
2004–2005 Aucas 41 (0)
2005 Universidad Católica 7 (1)
2005 Olmedo 35 (0)
2006–2008 LDU Quito 90 (8)
2008–2010 América 25 (1)
2009–2010LDU Quito (loan) 18 (1)
2010 Atlas 13 (0)
2011–2016 LDU Quito 132 (4)
2017 Sportivo Luqueño 10 (0)
2017 América de Quito 2 (0)
National team
2007–2011 Paraguay 52 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 6, 2017

Enrique Daniel Vera Torres, nicknamed Rambert (born 10 March 1979 in Asunción), is a Paraguayan football midfielder who last played for América de Quito.[1]

Vera has been primarily based since LDU Quito since 2006, winning the 2007 Serie A, the 2008 Copa Libertadores (playing in both legs of the final, the 2009 Recopa Sudamericana, and the 2009 Copa Sudamericana (scoring one goal).

Club career[edit]

Vera, second left in the back row, with LDU Quito in 2014

Early in his career, Vera played for several Paraguayan clubs such as Resistencia, Sol de América and Sportivo Iteño before moving to Ecuador where he played for teams like Aucas, Olmedo, and LDU Quito. At the end of 2007, he was named best foreign player and best overall player of the Ecuadorian league by the newspaper El Comercio.[2]

During the 2008, Vera was important member of the LDU Quito squad that won the 2008 Copa Libertadores, the first international for the club and for any club in Ecuador. Vera was nominated in the ideal team of the cup when he was chosen as an ideal substitute in the midfield position, along with teammates Damián Manso and Joffre Guerrón.

Shortly after the Copa Libertadores win, he signed a 4-year contract to play for Mexico's Club América. Vera scored his first goal for the Mexican side in his 4th game with the team in the Apertura 2008 1–1 draw against Pachuca.[3]

On 18 June 2009, Vera was loaned back to LDU Quito after a bad spell at América. In the short time back, he was a key player for the club as they won two more international titles: the 2009 Recopa Sudamericana and the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

He was sold to Atlas by America before the 2010 World Cup, where he would play with Paraguay. After a rather uneventful stint at Atlas, he returned to Ecuador for his third stint at LDU Quito. He has publicly stated he would like to retire at the Quito-based club.[citation needed]

In 2011 during his game with Liga de Quito, Enrique Vera left with a broken leg that took him out for more than a year until he returned to the field. In 2012, he was getting back into shape to start his new season with Liga de Quito in the 2013 season.[4]

In December 2015, it was reported that Enrique Vera had signed with LDU Quito for one more season.[5]

International career[edit]

Vera was first called to the Paraguayan football team in 2007 by Gerardo Martino. He has since participated in the 2007 Copa América and in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with the national team, which qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He scored in the first half of Paraguay's second group match against Slovakia.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 19 November 2008 Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman  Oman 0–1 0–1 Friendly [6]
2. 2 June 2010 Stadion Schützenwiese, Winterthur, Switzerland  Greece 0–1 0–2 Friendly [7]
3. 20 June 2010 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa  Slovakia 0–1 0–2 2010 FIFA World Cup [8]
4. 10 August 2010 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Costa Rica 1–0 2–0 Friendly [9]


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