Estanislao Struway

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Struway and the second or maternal family name is Samaniego.
Estanislao Struway
Personal information
Full name Estanislao Struway Samaniego
Date of birth (1968-06-25) 25 June 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Itá, Paraguay
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1994 Cerro Porteño
1994–1995 Racing Club 16 (0)
1995–1996 Los Andes 12 (0)
1996 Sporting Cristal 21 (0)
1997 Portuguesa 5 (0)
1998–1999 Coritiba 32 (1)
1999–2002 Cerro Porteño
2002–2003 Libertad
2004 12 de Octubre
2005 Sportivo Iteño
National team
1991–2002 Paraguay 74 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008.

Estanislao Struway Samaniego (born 25 June 1968) is a former football (soccer) midfielder from Paraguay, who was nicknamed Taní during his career.


At club level Struway spent most of his career in Paraguay where he won five league titles. He also played at professional level in Argentina, Peru and Brazil. His first club was Cerro Porteño where he made his debut in 1988, he won two Paraguayan league titles in his first spell with the club in 1990 and 1992.

Struway joined Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1995 but never settled, he joined 2nd division Los Andes the next season. In 1996 he played for Sporting Cristal in Peru.

Struway played in Brazil in the late 1990s, making appearances for Portuguesa and Coritiba.

In 1999 he returned to Cerro Porteño where he won another Paraguayan league title in 2001. In 2002 he moved to Libertad where he was part of two more league championship winning campaigns. He spent his last years playing for 12 de Octubre and then Sportivo Iteño before his retirement in 2005.


Struway made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 27 February 1991 in a friendly match against Brazil (1-1). He obtained a total number of 74 international caps, scoring four goals for the national side.[1] He played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup[2] and in five editions of the Copa América: 1991,[3] 1993,[4] 1995,[5] 1997[6] and 2001[7]




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