|Full name||Francisco Javier Arce Rolón|
|Date of birth||2 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Paraguari, Paraguay|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Francisco Javier "Chiqui" Arce Rolón (American Spanish: [fɾanˈsisko xaˈβjer ˈtʃiki ˈarse roˈlon]; born 2 April 1971) is a retired Paraguayan footballer and coach. He is currently the manager of Guaraní in Paraguay. He played at the right defender position, competing a total of 61 times for the Paraguay national team between 1995 and 2002.
Arce started his career in Paraguay playing for Cerro Porteño, where he won the national championship on three occasions. He then moved to Brazil where he played for big clubs such as Grêmio and Palmeiras and won international tournaments such as the Copa Libertadores. Arce played for Paraguay in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and has appeared 61 times for his country. He was famous for his free kick shot technique, scoring many goals this way such as during the World Cup 2002 where he scored a wonderful freekick against South Africa.
In March 2013, Arce was appointed as new coach of Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño. He went on to win the Torneo Clausura in 2013 with Cerro Porteño in highly impressive form, as the club went the entire Clausura undefeated. After a 4-1 defeat to Club Guaraní on the 24th of August, 2014 he left Cerro Porteño.
Club career statistics
|2003||Gamba Osaka||J. League 1||16||1|
International career statistics
|Paraguay national team|
- Cerro Porteño
- Liga Paraguaya: 1991, 1992, 1994
- Rubio Ñú
- Paraguayan 2nd division: 2008
- Cerro Porteño
- Paraguayan 1st division: 2013 (undefeated)
- Paraguayan 1st division: 2015
- Grande "Chiqui" (Spanish)
- Paraguay appoint Francisco Arce as new coach
- Paraguay appoint Arce sacked as Paraguay coach
- Após passar pela seleção paraguaia, Arce é apresentado como técnico do Cerro Porteño (in Portuguese)
- Francisco Arce at National-Football-Teams.com