Pablo Daniel Escobar
|Full name||Pablo Daniel Escobar Olivetti|
|Date of birth||23 February 1979|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder
|2000–2003||Gimnasia de Jujuy||34||(3)|
|2006||→ Cerro Porteño (loan)||28||(4)|
|2008||→ Ipatinga (loan)||11||(3)|
|2009||→ Santo André (loan)||25||(3)|
|2010||→ Mirassol (loan)||9||(4)|
|* 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.
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. Escobar joined Santo André of Brazil on 5 January 2009. He joined Mirassol in January 2010. After about a year, he signed a 3-year contract with Paulista (Brazilian) side Botafogo-SP.
In August 2008, Escobar received Bolivian citizenship in order to play for the Bolivia national football team. Between 2008 and 2015 Escobar made 20 appearances for Bolivia, netting 3 goals, 14 of those in FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
- Scores and results list Bolivia's goal tally first.
|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|
|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|
- "Ipatinga contrata atacante boliviano" (in Portuguese). Futebol Total. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2008.[dead link]
- "Pablo Escobar é do Santo André" (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
- "Mirassol contrata atacante Pablo Escobar" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- "Pablo Escobar continuará jugando en Brasil" (in Spanish). La Prensa. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
- "Ya es boliviano" (in Spanish). Futbol a lo grande. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008.
- Appearances for Bolivia National Team - RSSSF
- Pablo Daniel Escobar – FIFA competition record
- "Escobar, Pablo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 February 2017.