Rubén Maldonado

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Rubén Maldonado
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Personal information
Full name Rubén Dario Maldonado Brizuela
Date of birth (1979-04-29) 29 April 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Nacional
Number 29
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Olimpia 64 (10)
2000–2005 Venezia 94 (6)
2001–2002 Cosenza (loan) 12 (0)
2005–2008 Napoli 67 (2)
2008 Chievo (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2010 Gimnasia La Plata 67 (4)
2010–2011 Olimpia 39 (2)
2012–2013 Sportivo Carapeguá 44 (4)
2013–2014 Boca Unidos 54 (0)
2015 Guarani 34 (1)
2016– Nacional 2 (0)
National team
1999 Paraguay U20 4 (1)
1999– Paraguay 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2016 (UTC).

Rubén Dario Maldonado Brizuela (born 29 April 1979 in Asunción) is a Paraguayan football defender who currently plays for Nacional in the Paraguayan Primera División.

He made his Italian Serie A debut on 11 March 2000, against Bologna F.C. 1909.

Maldonado was part of the Paraguay national under-20 football team that participated in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship he has since gone on to represent Paraguay at senior international level.

Maldonado has recently signed for the team where he was "born in soccer", Club Olimpia. He will take part of the glorious squad in the second half of the 2010 season, the Clausura 2010 in Paraguay.

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