Pánfilo Escobar

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Pánfilo Escobar
Personal information
Full name Pánfilo Eugenio Escobar Amarilla
Date of birth (1974-09-07) 7 September 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Luque, Paraguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Guaraní 7 (0)
2001 Sportivo Luqueño 28 (4)
2002–2003 Nacional 35 (9)
2004 Blooming (loan) 27 (4)
2005–2006 Nacional 26 (1)
2007 General Caballero 0 (0)
2007 Deportes Quindío 1 (0)
2008 Técnico Universitario 20 (1)
2009–2010 Sportivo Trinidense 0 (0)
2011 General Díaz 0 (0)
2011– River Plate
National team
2001 Paraguay 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pánfilo Eugenio Escobar Amarilla (born 7 September 1974 in Luque) is a Paraguayan football defender who currently plays for River Plate. He has played professionally in Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador.



Escobar started his career in 2000 at Guaraní before playing for Sportivo Luqueño. In 2003, he was transferred to Club Nacional from Asunción where he saw limited playing time, thus he moved to Bolivian club Blooming on a loan in 2004.[1] The following year, he returned to Nacional and played there until the end of the 2006 season. Later, he went abroad to play for Deportes Quindío in Colombia and Técnico Universitario in Ecuador.[2] After a short stint with General Díaz of the Liga Paraguaya: Segunda División, joined in June 2011 to Club River Plate (Asunción).[3]


In 2001, Escobar earned 3 caps for the Paraguayan national team.[4] He was also a member of the squad that participated in Copa América 2001.


  1. ^ "Pánfilo Escobar se queda en Blooming de Bolivia" [Pánfilo Escobar stays with Blooming of Bolivia] (in Spanish). ABC Digital. 30 January 2004. 
  2. ^ BDFA profile (Spanish)
  3. ^ Pagina del Club River Plate
  4. ^ Pánfilo Escobar at National-Football-Teams.com