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 Carlos GAMARRA 1995-1999 
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Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:24 pm
Posts: 105
Location: Terrae Brasilis
Name: Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón

Nickname: "Colorado"


Country: :PAR: Paraguay
Clubs: Internacional (1995-1997), Corinthians (1998-1999).
Position: *CB
Side: RF/BS
Age: 24-28 years (17/02/1971)

Height: 180 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 64
Defence: 91
Balance: 84
Stamina: 81
Top Speed: 77
Acceleration: 79
Response: 87
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 73
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 74
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 75
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 66
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 65
Free Kick Accuracy: 64
Curling: 66
Header: 82
Jump: 85
Technique: 75
Aggression: 64
Mentality: 82
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Growth Type: Standard

S07 - Man Marking
S08 - Slide Tackle
S09 - Covering
S10 - DF Leader

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Marking - Sliding - Covering - D-Line Control

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón (born 17 February 1971 in Ypacarai, Paraguay) is a former football player. He captained the Paraguay national team at international level, playing at Centre back, and is the most capped player in Paraguayan football history, having made 110 international appearances and scoring 12 goals.[1]
Gamarra is known for his leadership, heading and outstanding tackling skills, making him one of the most respected defenders in South America.

Gamarra began his club career playing for Cerro Porteño in his home country in 1991, and went on to win the Paraguayan national championship with Cerro in 1992. He moved to Independiente for the 1992-1993 football season in Argentina, but stayed only briefly before moving back to Cerro Porteño.
In 1995, Gamarra joined Internacional in Brazil, where his profile grew, eventually resulting in the naming of him as Paraguayan Footballer of the Year in 1997 by the Paraguayan newspaper Diario ABC Color (an achievement which Gamarra repeated in 1998). He moved to S.L. Benfica for the Portuguese 1997-1998 season, before returning to Brazil, this time with SC Corinthians, where he won Serie A Brazilian Championship in 1998.

After finishing the 1999 Brazilian football season with Corinthians, he moved to the Spanish league, playing for Atlético Madrid. Atlético were relegated in 2000, and Gamarra briefly moved back to Brazil, this time joining CR Flamengo. The 2001-2002 season was more successful for Gamarra, as he joined AEK Athens in Greece, playing 24 league games and winning the Greek Cup. He also became favorite player for AEK fans and it's clear that he's one of the greatest transfers in club's history.
On the back of his World Cup performance in 2002, he joined Internazionale in Italy's Serie A Scudetto for the 2002-2003 season. In his first pre-season, he scored the winning goal in the Pirelli Cup final against AS Roma. Inter finished the season as runners-up in the league, with Gamarra making 14 appearances. His next season at the club was less successful, as Inter finished fourth in the league, and Gamarra made only 10 appearances. He remained at Inter for the 2004-2005 season, but after another season largely spent on the bench he joined the Brazilian side Palmeiras in July 2005. In 2007, Gamarra decided to return to Paraguay to end his football career and signed for Olimpia.Gamarra decided to reteire after the 2007 season being Olimpia his last profesional club-

National team

His first international cap came against Bolivia on 27 March 1993, a game which Paraguay lost 2-1. He stayed at Cerro Porteño until 1995.
Gamarra made his first big impact in international football during Paraguay's campaign at World Cup France 1998, in the second round of which Paraguay were knocked out by France (the eventual winners). Gamarra played in all four of Paraguay's games, garnering great respect for his defensive skills, and did not concede a single foul in any of his side's matches. FIFA named him as part of the All-Star team of the World Cup. At the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, Paraguay were once again knocked out in the second round. Gamarra played every single minute of Paraguay's campaign, and again completed his side's participation without conceding a foul.
Gamarra captained the Paraguay side to a silver medal in the football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games, losing 1-0 to Argentina in the final.
In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Gamarra was the first player in the tournament to score an own goal, from an incoming free kick from David Beckham in his team's opening match against England, which eventually led to England's 1-0 win. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Gamarra announced his retirement from the Paraguay national team.


Last edited by beiderbecke on Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Fri May 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:24 pm
Posts: 105
Location: Terrae Brasilis
JeanMarc wrote:
I've always regarded him as quick defender, maybe his speed could reach yellow zone. What do you say Beiderbecke :?:

The only moments I noticed this quickness you talk about was while he was defending. With the ball under his control he was quite average in this regard.

Update: DEF 91 -> 92; RES 93 -> 90; STA 85 -> 83; TS 78 -> 79; ACC 79 -> 77; AGI 78 -> 77; DS 78 -> 77; SP 85 -> 83; TW 87 -> 86.

Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:52 pm
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