Pablo Lima

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Pablo Lima
Personal information
Full name Pablo Martín Lima Olid
Date of birth (1981-03-26) March 26, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
Danubio FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Danubio 197 (14)
2007–2010 Vélez Sársfield 49 (4)
2009 Rosario Central (loan) 18 (2)
2010–2011 Iraklis 21 (1)
2011–2012 Colón 4 (0)
2012–2013 Quilmes 18 (1)
2013 Danubio 12 (3)
2014– Peñarol
National team
2001–2007 Uruguay 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 September 2013.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 January 2011
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lima and the second or maternal family name is Olid.

Pablo Martín Lima Olid (born 26 April 1981 in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan football left-back currently playing for Club Atlético Peñarol.

Club career[edit]


Lima made his professional debut in 2001 for Danubio FC. He was an integral part of the Danubio squad that won two league championships in 2004 and 2006–07.


In 2007 he moved to Vélez Sársfield of the Primera División Argentina,[1] at request of then manager Ricardo La Volpe. Lima holds the record of the fastest red card in the history of short tournaments in Argentina (which started in 1991). He was sent off at 2'45'' of Vélez' first game of the Apertura 07, after a violent foul over Colón's Pablo Jerez.[2] He joined Rosario Central on 12 January 2009, on loan from Vélez Sársfield[3] and helped the team avoid relegation by playing all but one game of the tournament and scoring two goals from free kicks.

Lima's contract with Vélez Sársfield was set to end on June 2010 and the club stated publicly it would not be renewed.[4]


On August 2, 2010 Iraklis announced the signing of a two-year contract with Pablo Lima.[5] He debuted for the club in the opening day of the 2010-2011 Superleague season in a 2-1 home win against Greek giants Olympiacos. In matchday 2, he contributed to his team's away draw against Atromitos by making the cross that assisted his teammate Karim Soltani to score a late equaliser.[6] In the next match, an 1-0 home win against AEL, he hit the free kick that forced Daniel Cousin to score an own-goal, in his attempt to clear the ball.[7] After a home defeat, against Kavala in matchday 4, he lost his place in the first team. He reappeared in matchday 13 against Panionios as a substitute in the 77th minute. In the next match of Iraklis, Lima scored his first goal for the club, on a home 1-1 draw against Ergotelis. It was a free-kick hit from way outside the area.[8] That goal was declared as the Best Goal of the 13th matchday of the Greek Superleague.[9] The prize was handed to him by former Iraklis player Kyriakos Fytilis.[9] After that match Pablo Lima re-established his place at the starting eleven of the club.

Return to Argentina[edit]

After a stint with the Greek club during the 2010-11 season, he returned to Argentina to join Colón de Santa Fe in July 2011.[10]

On 6 August 2012, Lima signed a one-year loan deal with Quilmes Atlético Club.[11]

International career[edit]

Since his debut at the 2001 Copa América Lima played 14 games with the Uruguay national team until his last one so far in 2007. He scored his only goal against Costa Rica during the 2001 Copa América.[12]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 July 2001 Estadio Centenario, Armenia, Colombia  Costa Rica 2–1 2–1 2001 Copa América




  1. ^ "Garra Charrúa" (in Spanish). MuyVelez. 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Pablo Lima y raspa...". Olé (in Spanish). 2007-08-04. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ Transfer Market Web
  4. ^ "Lima finalizará su vínculo". Vélez Sársfield website (in Spanish). 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  5. ^ "IRAKLIS F.C. signed Pablo Lima". Iraklis F.C. Official site. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  6. ^ Ατρόμητος-Ηρακλής 1-1 (in Greek). Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  7. ^ Ηρακλής-ΑΕΛ 1-0 (in Greek). Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  8. ^ Ηρακλής - Εργοτέλης 1-1 (in Greek). Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  9. ^ a b "Βράβευση Πάμπλο Λίμα Best Goal ΟΠΑΠ 13ης αγωνιστικής" (in Greek). Superleague Official site. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Lima se sumó al plantel Sabalero" (in Spanish). C.A. Colón Official site. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  11. ^ "Pablo Lima: "tengo las mejores expectativas" (Paul Lima: "I have the best expectations")" (in Spanish). Quilmes Official site. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  12. ^ "Ficha de Pablo Lima" (in Spanish). Tenfield. Archived from the original on December 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 

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