Pablo Daniel Escobar

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Pablo Escobar
Personal information
Full name Pablo Daniel Escobar Olivetti
Date of birth (1979-02-23) 23 February 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Second striker
Club information
Current team
The Strongest
Number 10
Youth career
1991–1998 Olimpia Asunción
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Olimpia Asunción 23 (1)
2000–2003 Gimnasia de Jujuy 34 (3)
2004 San José 38 (22)
2005–2008 The Strongest 96 (47)
2006 Cerro Porteño (loan) 28 (4)
2008 Ipatinga (loan) 11 (3)
2009 Santo André (loan) 25 (3)
2010 Mirassol (loan) 9 (4)
2010 Ponte Preta 21 (3)
2011 Botafogo (SP) 13 (0)
2011– The Strongest 147 (96)
National team
2008– Bolivia 23 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 February 2017

Pablo Daniel Escobar Olivetti (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo eskoˈβar], born 23 February 1979) is a Paraguayan-born Bolivian footballer that currently plays for Bolivian Primera División club The Strongest as an attacking midfielder or second striker.

Club career[edit]

Escobar started his career in the youth divisions of Olimpia, and eventually made his way to the first team although he spent more time playing for the reserves. In 2000, he was signed by the Argentine side Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, and after three years with the club, he relocated to Bolivia to play for San José in 2004. His good conditions rewarded him with a transfer to The Strongest the following season. He also had a brief stint in Cerro Porteño in 2006 before returning to The Strongest for a second spell.

On 28 August 2008, he joined Brazilian club Ipatinga.[1] Escobar joined Santo André of Brazil on 5 January 2009.[2] He joined Mirassol in January 2010.[3] After about a year, he signed a 3-year contract with Paulista (Brazilian) side Botafogo-SP.[4]

International career[edit]

In August 2008, Escobar received Bolivian citizenship in order to play for the Bolivia national football team.[5] Between 2008 and 2015 Escobar made 20 appearances for Bolivia, netting 3 goals,[6] 14 of those in FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Bolivia's goal tally first.[8]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 September 2011 Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru  Peru 1–0 2–2 Friendly
2. 9 June 2012 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia  Paraguay 2–0 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 3–0
4. 1 September 2016 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia  Peru 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 11 October 2016 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia  Ecuador 1–0 2–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 2–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ipatinga contrata atacante boliviano" (in Portuguese). Futebol Total. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Pablo Escobar é do Santo André" (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Mirassol contrata atacante Pablo Escobar" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pablo Escobar continuará jugando en Brasil" (in Spanish). La Prensa. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ya es boliviano" (in Spanish). Futbol a lo grande. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  6. ^ Appearances for Bolivia National Team - RSSSF
  7. ^ Pablo Daniel EscobarFIFA competition record
  8. ^ "Escobar, Pablo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

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