Juan Ramón Jara

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Juan Ramón Jara
Personal information
Full name Juan Ramón Jara Martínez
Date of birth (1970-08-06) 6 August 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Olimpia Asunción ? (?)
1993–1995 Rosario Central 61 (2)
1995 Independiente 9 (0)
1996 Colón de Santa Fe 9 (0)
1996–1999 Rosario Central 41 (1)
2001–2002 Olimpia Asunción ? (?)
2003 Emelec 12 (0)
2003–2004 Nueva Chicago 25 (0)
2004 Nacional Asunción ? (?)
2005 3 de Febrero ? (?)
2007 Portuguesa ? (?)
National team
1992 Paraguay U23
1993–1997 Paraguay 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2008

Juan Ramón Jara Martínez (born 6 August 1970 in Asunción) is a retired football defender from Paraguay.

Club career[edit]

Jara started his career with Olimpia in Paraguay before moving to Argentina to play for clubs such as Rosario Central, Independiente and Colón de Santa Fe. He spent his best years playing for Rosario Central, where he earned than 100 caps,[1] and was part of the team that finished as runners-up in the 1998 Copa CONMEBOL. Jara then returned to Paraguay to play again for Olimpia and then had brief stints at Nueva Chicago (Argentina), Emelec (Ecuador), Nacional and 3 de Febrero (Paraguay) before finally playing for Portuguesa Fútbol Club of Venezuela in 2007.

International career[edit]

Jara made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 10 June 1993 in a friendly match against Mexico (3-1 loss), substituting Carlos Gamarra in the 75th minute. He obtained a total number of 17 international caps, scoring no goals for the national side.

Jara was part of the Paraguay national football squad that competed at the 1992 Olympic games.[2] Be also participated in a few matches for the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[3]




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