Miguel Ángel Paniagua

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Miguel Ángel Paniagua
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Paniagua Rivarola
Date of birth (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Club Nacional
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2004 Club Deportivo Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2014 Guaraní 176 (10)
2009River Plate (loan) 5 (0)
2012Deportivo Cuenca (loan) 43 (2)
2014–2015 Cerro Porteño 34 (1)
2015–2016 Club Olimpia 28 (2)
2016–2017 Club Libertad 6 (0)
2017– Club Nacional 4 (0)
National team
2008 Paraguay U23 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Miguel Ángel Paniagua Rivarola (born 14 May 1987) is a Paraguayan football player who plays as a Defensive Midfielder for Club Nacional.

Club career[edit]

Paniagua started playing professionally for Guaraní in the Primera División de Paraguay (Paraguayan First Division) in 2006. He became a regular starter for his club during the 2007 season and became the team's captain in the 2009 championship. Playing in the Copa Libertadores 2009 he scored a great goal against Boca Juniors in the Bombonera stadium. Also he scored a spectacular overhead bicycle kick against Libertad in 4-0 crushing victory [1]

He was loaned to Argentine River Plate for the 2009-10 season. After failing the earn a regular place in the River Plate team Paniagua decided to return to his original club, Guarani.

He now plays for Club Olimpia in Paraguay.


  1. ^ "Miguel Paniagua causa revuelo a su llegada a River". Última Hora. Retrieved 18 August 2009. (in Spanish)

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