Juan Cañete

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Juan Cañete
Personal information
Full name Juan León Cañete
Date of birth (1929-07-27) July 27, 1929 (age 88)
Place of birth Paraguay
Playing position Forward
National team

Juan León Cañete (born 27 July 1929 in Paraguay) is a former football forward from Paraguay.

Cañete started his career in Club Presidente Hayes before playing for Brazilian sides Botafogo and Vasco da Gama, in which he won the Campeonato Carioca. In 1951, he was one of several Paraguayan footballers to play for Boca Juniors de Cali.[1]

At the national team level, Cañete was part of the Paraguay squad that competed in the 1950 FIFA World Cup; as well as taking part in the 1955 Copa America, 1956 Copa America and 1959 Copa America.


  1. ^ "Francisco Solano Patiño con el Deportivo Cali de 1959" (in Spanish). Arco Triunfal. 24 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. 
  • A.Gowarzewski : "FUJI Football Encyclopedia. World Cup FIFA*part I*Biographical Notes - Heroes of Mundials" ; GiA Katowice 1993

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