Gilberto Penayo

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Gilberto Penayo
Personal information
Full name Benigno Gilberto Penayo Ortiz
Date of birth (1933-04-03) 3 April 1933 (age 84)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1958 Sol de América ? (?)
1958–1964 Cerro Porteño ? (?)
1964–1965 Silvio Pettirossi ? (?)
National team
Paraguay ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Benigno Gilberto Penayo Ortiz (born 3 April 1933 in Asunción, Paraguay) is a former football striker.


Penayo started playing in the football team of his school and decided to attend a tryout by Club Libertad where he was turned down. Despite that, Penayo kept trying and was eventually signed by Club Sol de América.[1] He made his debut with the club in 1951 and remained there until 1958 before moving to Cerro Porteño, where he won two national championships and was the 1st division topscorer in 1960 with 18 goals. In 1964 he signed for Club Silvio Pettirossi, his final club before retiring from football in 1965.

Penayo played for the Paraguay national football team in several occasions, most notably in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.[2]


Season Team Title
1961 Paraguay Cerro Porteño Paraguayan 1st division
1963 Paraguay Cerro Porteño Paraguayan 1st division