Luis Caballero (footballer)

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Luis Neri Caballero
Personal information
Full name Luis Neri Caballero Núñez
Date of birth (1962-09-17)17 September 1962
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Date of death 6 May 2005(2005-05-06) (aged 42)
Place of death Asunción, Paraguay
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Olimpia Asunción
Sol de América
1990–1994 Deportivo Mandiyú 120 (2)
National team
1983–1989 Paraguay 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Luis Neri Caballero Núñez (17 September 1962 – 6 May 2005) was a football defender from Paraguay. He played professional football in Paraguay, and had short spells in Argentina, in Deportivo Mandiyú. His son, named Luis Caballero (born 1990) as well, also played professional football in Paraguay.


A central defender, Caballero played for Club Guaraní, Club Olimpia, Club Sol de América and Deportivo Mandiyú.[1][2] He played for Deportivo Mandiyú from 1990 to 1994.[3]

Caballero made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 7 September 1988 in a friendly match against Ecuador (1-5 win) in Guayaquil. A participant at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, he obtained a total number of 27 international caps from 1983 to 1989.[4]


Caballero was killed during a robbery at his office in Villa Morra on 6 May 2005.[5]


  1. ^ "Luis Caballero arranca de titular" [Luis Caballero arrives in the starting squad] (in Spanish). Ultima Hora. 13 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Muere en asalto ex defensa internacional paraguayo Caballero" [Former Paraguayan international defender Caballero died in an assault] (in Spanish). El Mercurio. 6 May 2005. 
  3. ^ Hernández, Sergio & Storni, Luis Carlos (9 June 2008). "Paraguayan players in Argentina 1st level". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 February 2012). "Paraguay - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  5. ^ "Caen otros dos sospechosos de estar vinculados con crimen de ex futbolista" [Two others suspected of being associated with crime against former footballer] (in Spanish). ABC Digital. 8 May 2005. 

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