Ricardo Páez

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Ricardo Páez
Personal information
Full name Ricardo David Páez Gómez
Date of birth (1979-02-09) February 9, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Acarigua, Venezuela
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 ULA Mérida
1997 Standard Liège
1997 Estudiantes Mérida
1998 Boca Juniors 0 (0)
1999 Lanús
1999–2000 Estudiantes Mérida
2000–2001 Deportivo Táchira
2001 Nacional Táchira
2002 San Luis
2002–2003 Estudiantes Mérida
2003 UA Maracaibo
2003 Bani Yas
2004 Barcelona SC
2004 América Cali 17 (0)
2005 Deportivo Pereira 16 (4)
2005 Poli Timişoara 2
2006 Deportivo Táchira 3 (0)
2007 Estudiantes Mérida
2007–2008 Veria 15 (0)
2008 Alianza Lima 20 (3)
2009 César Vallejo 18 (1)
2009–2010 Castellón 21 (0)
2010–2014 Mineros Guayana 99 (11)
National team
2000–2007 Venezuela 64 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2010.

Ricardo David Páez Gómez (born February 9, 1979 in Acarigua) is a retired Venezuelan footballer.

Club career[edit]

During his career, Páez played in 10 different countries, representing mainly Estudiantes de Mérida Fútbol Club - four spells. He also played in Belgium, Argentina (although he only appeared for the reserves at Boca Juniors), México, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Colombia, Romania, Greece, Peru and Spain.

International career[edit]

Páez made his debut for Venezuela on August 10, 2000, during a 5–1 friendly win in Costa Rica, subsequently representing the nation in three Copa América; in the 2007 edition, as the hosts progressed through the group stages, Páez scored once in three matches.

In total, he gained 64 international caps.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. September 4, 2001 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile  Chile 0–1 0–2 2002 World Cup qualification
2. November 20, 2002 Brígido Iriarte, Caracas, Venezuela  Uruguay 1–0 1–0 Friendly
3. April 2, 2003 Brígido Iriarte, Caracas, Venezuela  Jamaica 2–0 2–0 Friendly
4. February 9, 2005 José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela  Estonia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
5. March 28, 2007 José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela  New Zealand 1–0 5–0 Friendly
6. June 26, 2007 Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela  Bolivia 2–1 2–2 2007 Copa América

Personal life[edit]

Páez's father, Richard, was once coach of the national team.

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