Hernán Pérez (footballer)
Pérez playing for Espanyol in 2017
|Full name||Hernán Arsenio Pérez González|
|Date of birth||25 February 1989|
|Place of birth||Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2014||→ Olympiacos (loan)||9||(2)|
|2015||→ Valladolid (loan)||16||(4)|
|2018||→ Alavés (loan)||10||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2019
On 30 July 2009, Villarreal CF from Spain bought Pérez, who signed a five-year contract. He spent two full seasons with the reserves in Segunda División, starting in several of the matches he featured in.
Pérez was definitely promoted to the Valencians' first team for the 2011–12 campaign. He made his competitive debut on 27 September in the UEFA Champions League game against S.S.C. Napoli, coming on as a substitute for Jonathan de Guzmán in the dying minutes of a 0–2 group stage away loss. Again from the bench, on 1 October, he made his first La Liga appearance: from a corner kick, in the 84th minute, he equalised it 2–2 for the hosts against Real Zaragoza.
Pérez joined Greek club Olympiacos F.C. on 31 January 2014. He made his Superleague debut five days later in a 2–0 home victory over Panionios FC, and scored his first goal on 8 February in a 5–0 routing at Veria FC.
On 3 July 2015, Pérez signed a four-year deal with RCD Espanyol in the top division after his contract with Villarreal expired. He quickly became a starter for the Sergio-led side and, on 21 November, took his season to tally to four after scoring a brace to help down Málaga CF 2–0 at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.
Pérez was one of the best players for the Paraguayan under-20 team at the 2009 South American Championship, helping the nation finish in second place by scoring five goals in seven matches and ultimately being considered one of the best players in the tournament held in Venezuela.
He made his debut for the full side the following year at the age of 21, playing the last 20 minutes of the 1–1 friendly draw to South Africa, and was selected to the 2011 Copa América in Argentina.
- El espadachín Sub-20 (Hernán Pérez) (The Under-20 swordsman (Hernán Pérez)); El Fichaje Estrella, 16 February 2009 (in Spanish)
- Hernán Pérez pasará por el quirófano (Hernán Pérez to visit surgery room); Diario ABC Color, 1 May 2009 (in Spanish)
- Hernán Pérez lleva sus dedicatorias al Villarreal (Hernán Pérez takes goal celebrations to Villarreal); Última Hora, 30 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- Napoli verve too much for Villarreal; UEFA, 27 September 2011
- Perez salvages point for Yellow Submarine; ESPN Soccernet, 1 October 2011
- Villarreal 2–0 Córdoba: Hernán Pérez y Uche para liderar provisionalmente (Villarreal 2–0 Córdoba: Hernán Pérez and Uche to take provisional lead); Goal, 29 September 2012 (in Spanish)
- El Villarreal despeja las dudas con una goleada (Villarreal clear doubts with routing); Marca, 9 December 2012 (in Spanish)
- ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός – Ανακοίνωση [Olympiacos FC – Announcement] (in Greek). Olympiacos F.C. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Olympiacos pick up Pérez from Villarreal". UEFA. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- Βέροια – Ολυμπιακός 0–5 [Veria – Olympiacos 0–5] (in Greek). Olympiacos F.C. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Villarreal loan Hernán Pérez to Real Valladolid". Inside Spanish Football. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Hernán Pérez llega cedido al Valladolid" [Hernán Pérez arrives to Valladolid on loan] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Hernán Pérez se incorpora al Espanyol" [Hernán Pérez joins Espanyol] (in Spanish). RCD Espanyol. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- "Un doblete de Hernán Pérez complica la vida al Málaga" [Hernán Pérez brace makes things harder for Málaga] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
- "Hernán Pérez llega al Deportivo Alavés" [Hernán Pérez arrives at Deportivo Alavés] (in Spanish). Deportivo Alavés. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
- Perfiles del Sudamericano Sub-20: Hernán Pérez (Paraguay), figura de la 12ª jornada (South American Under-20 profile: Hernán Pérez (Paraguay), star of 12th round); Goal, 3 February 2009 (in Spanish)
- "Colorado Walter fica entre artilheiros do Sul-Americano Sub-20" [Crowned Walter ranks amongst Under-20 South American top scorers] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- "Paraguay empata 1–1 ante Sudáfrica" [Paraguay draw 1–1 against South Africa] (in Spanish). Última Hora. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "Óscar Cardozo falha Copa América" [Óscar Cardozo misses Copa América] (in Portuguese). Público. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2018.