Matías Paredes

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Matías Paredes
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Personal information
Full name Matías Enrique Paredes
Nationality Argentine
Born (1982-02-01) 1 February 1982 (age 36)
Quilmes, Argentina
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Country  Argentina
Sport Field hockey

Matías Enrique Paredes (born 1 February 1982) is an Argentine field hockey midfielder, who made his debut for the national squad in 2001, and competed for his native country in the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

He has twice been named as one of the top 10 young players in the world by the International Field Hockey Council. In 2003 he was awarded the Silver Olimpia for the Best Argentine Hockey Player. Paredes started his club career with Ducilo de Berazategui Club at age four in his native Argentina, before moving to Germany to play with UHC, Hamburg in 2002. He then moved on to the Netherlands to play for Laren HMC Club.

With his national squad, Matías has won the bronze medal at the 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup and three gold medals at the Pan American Games (2003, 2011, 2015).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Matías Paredes". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Matias Paredes". London 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 8 October 2012.