Club River Plate (Asunción)

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River Plate
Full name Club River Plate Asunción
Nickname(s) El Kelito
Founded 15 January 1911
Ground Estadio River Plate,
Mburicaó , Paraguay
Capacity 5,000
Chairman Ezequiel González Ocampos
Manager United States Daniel Farrar[1]
League Primera División Paraguaya
2015 División Intermedia 1st (promoted)

Club River Plate Asunción[2] (mostly known simply as River Plate) is a Paraguayan football (soccer) club from the neighbourhood of Mburicaó, in Asunción; founded in 1911. The club has been playing in the lower divisions of the Paraguayan league for several decades and their most notable achievements are the three second-place finishes they achieved when they were playing in the first division.


In 2015, River Plate were crowned champions on the División Intermedia and were promoted to the Primera División Paraguaya for the 2016 season.[3][4]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- Paraguay GK Alberto Fernandez
- Paraguay GK Adrián Giménez
- Paraguay GK Gustavo Pedrozo
- Paraguay GK Víctor Valiente
- Paraguay DF Sergio Bareiro
- Paraguay DF Pedro Bogarín
- Paraguay DF Guido Buss
- Paraguay DF César Coronel
- Paraguay DF Pánfilo Escobar
- Paraguay DF Jorge Gonzalez
- Paraguay DF Hassel Herebia
- Paraguay DF Rodrigo Morel
- Paraguay DF Aníbal Pacheco
- Paraguay DF Miguel Páez
- Paraguay DF Luis Soto
- Paraguay MF David Almirón
- Paraguay MF Ernesto Alvarez
- Paraguay MF Fidelino Araújo
- Paraguay MF Oscar Basualdo
- Paraguay MF Hugo Benítez
- Paraguay MF César Bordaberry
No. Position Player
- Paraguay MF Alberto Cristaldo
- Paraguay MF Luis Duarte
- Paraguay MF Luis Espinoza
- Paraguay MF Juan Godoy
- Paraguay MF Hector Lopez
- Paraguay MF Edgar Ortiz
- Brazil MF Uranio Pereira
- Paraguay MF David Portillo
- Argentina MF Mauro Quiroz
- Paraguay MF Jose Ramon
- Paraguay MF Fernando Ruiz
- Paraguay MF Pedro Sosa
- Paraguay MF Diego Urunaga
- Paraguay FW Rodrigo Del Puerto
- Paraguay FW Pablo Garay
- Paraguay FW Arnaldo Gauna
- Paraguay FW Gabriel Martinez
- Paraguay FW Willington Núñez
- Paraguay FW José Sasiain
- Paraguay FW Guillermo Villalba

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 125 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Been part of a national team squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.


Runners-up (3): 1919, 1926, 1930
1913, 1957


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