Juan Samudio

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Juan Samudio
Personal information
Full name Juan Eduardo Samudio Serna
Date of birth (1978-10-14) 14 October 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Libertad 27 (7)
1999 Guaraní 4 (0)
2000–2006 Libertad 141 (82)
2007 Querétaro FC 7 (0)
2007 Guaraní 19 (5)
2008–2009 Libertad 54 (26)
2009–2010 Barcelona 52 (21)
2010– Sportivo Luqueño 5 (0)
National team
2002–2005 Paraguay 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2010

Juan Eduardo "El Magico" Samudio Serna (born 14 October 1978 in Asunción) is a Paraguayan footballer. Currently holds the record for most goals scored in the Paraguayan first division with 108.[1] His goals are now going to Colombia, joining Deportivo Independiente Medellin for the first semester of 2011.


Samudio started his career in the youth divisions of Libertad and made his debut in 1996. While in Libertad the team got relegated to the 2nd division in 1998 but Samudio stayed in the team and helped in obtaining the promotion to 1st division in 2000. After the promotion, Libertad saw success in their return to first division and won two national championships back to back in 2002 and 2003 and was the topscorer of the Paraguayan league in 2002 and 2004.[2]

In 2007, he had a brief stint in Mexico playing for Querétaro FC and returned to Paraguay to play for Guaraní before returning to Libertad to play and win the Apertura 2008 tournament. In July 2008 he was offered a symbolic "lifetime" contract by Libertad because of all his contributions to the team throughout the years.[3] In September 2008 Samudio reached 108 goals in the Paraguayan first division, passing Mauro Caballero and becoming the all-time goalscorer of Paraguayan football.[4] His current team is Deportivo Independiente Medellin.

Deportivo Independiente Medellin[edit]

In the first half of 2011 Samudio signed with Deportivo Independiente Medellin of the Colombian Serie A. Becoming the last incorporation of Deportivo Independiente Medellin for this first season of La Liga Postobon.



Season Team Title
2000 Libertad Paraguayan 2nd Division
2002 Libertad Paraguayan 1st Division
2003 Libertad Paraguayan 1st Division
2006 Libertad Paraguayan 1st Division
2008 Libertad Apertura 2008
2008 Libertad Clausura 2008



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