|Full name||Rubén Dario Maldonado Brizuela|
|Date of birth||29 April 1979|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Central Defender|
|2001–2002||→ Cosenza (loan)||12||(0)|
|2008||→ Chievo (loan)||3||(0)|
|2008–2010||Gimnasia La Plata||67||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2016 (UTC).
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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