Gilberto Velásquez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Velásquez and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.
Gilberto Velásquez
Personal information
Full name Gilberto Ariel Velásquez Gómez
Date of birth (1983-03-11) 11 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1997–2002 Guaraní
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Guaraní 122 (5)
2007 Colo-Colo 4 (0)
2007–2009 Olimpia Asunción 32 (5)
2010–2011 Nacional Asunción 24 (1)
2011 3 de Febrero 21 (0)
2012 Rubio Ñu 15 (0)
2012 Real Cartagena 7 (0)
2013–2014 Tacuary 8 (1)
2014 Real Cartenga 5 (0)
2015– Atletico Minéro 0 (0)
National team
2003 Paraguay U20 3 (1)
2004 Paraguay U23
2004 Paraguay 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 December 2012

Gilberto Ariel Velásquez Gómez (born 11 March 1983) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Tacuary as centre back.

Velásquez began his career at Guaraní and was promoted to the first team in January 2002, aged 19, in where he played more than 50 games and scored three goals. In January 2007, he signed for the Chilean Primera División club Colo-Colo along with his countrymen Edison Giménez, team that had a very successful season, being runner-up of the Copa Sudamericana. However, he only played four games in the Apertura Tournament, but was champion of that tournament.

In June 2007, he leave the Chilean club for return to his country for play at Olimpia, another successful team in where he has played. Two seasons later, he joined to Nacional and shortly after he signed for 3 de Febrero.

He represented to the Paraguay national under-20 football team in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship held in United Arab Emirates, playing only three games in that tournament. The next year, he played two friendly games with his national team against South Korea and Mexico.




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