Paraguay Abroad: Lorenzo Melgarejo

This week we focus on Paços de Ferreira’s Lorenzo Melgarejo and below a round up of the major Paraguay stars abroad.


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 Name: Lorenzo Melgarejo

D.o.B: 10 August 1990

Club: Paços de Ferreira, Portugal

Hometown: Loma Grande, Paraguay

Height: 1.71 metres

Position: Striker

Paraguay Clubs: 12 de Octubre, Olimpia, Independiente

The young striker started off in Itaguá’s 12 de Octubre which also groomed Salvador Cabañas and    Fredy Bareiro amongst others. While not particularly tall, Melgarejo has a habit of scoring with his head and has proved to be a constant threat at the back post for Paços de Ferreira where he is on loan from Portuguese giants Benfica.

He joined at the start of the 2011/12 season and while his side haven’t performed well, currently sitting in third from bottom they can’t blame the form of their Paraguayan marksman. Melgarejo has notched up six goals in twelve starts and at present is the side’s second top goalscorer this season. With form like that it is conceivable that he’ll be partnering the more illustrious ‘Paraguay Abroad’ Oscar Cardozo up top next season.




Oscar Cardozo (Benfica) – scored a penalty in 2-1 win and is the league’s topscorer

Javier Cohene (Paços de Ferreira) – played full 90 mins in 4-2 victory

Juan Manuel Iturbe (Porto) – unused sub in 3-1 loss


Edgar Barreto (Palermo) – played full 90 mins in 2-0 victory

Marcelo Estigarribia (Juventus) – subbed off after 64 mins in 2-1 win


Roque Santa Cruz (Real Betis) – played full 90 mins in 2-1 defeat

Paulo Da Silva (Real Zaragoza) – played full 90 mins in 3-1 defeat


Nelson Haedo Valdez (Rubin Kazan) – subbed off after 85 mins in 2-0 victory


Lucas Barrios (Borussia Dortmund) – subbed in after 77 mins in 3-1 win


Cristian Riveros (Kayserispor) – play tonight 15:00 Paraguay time


Celso Ortiz (AZ) – subbed off on 45 mins in 2-0 defeat

Roberto ‘Gatito’ Fernandez (Utrecht) – played full 90 mins in 2-0 defeat


Aldo Adorno (APOEL) – subbed off after 24 mins in 2-1 win, possible injury


Rodrigo Rojas (Beerschot) – Not in match squad and angling for a move back to South America



Fredy Bareiro (Estudiantes Tecos) – subbed off after 79 mins in 2-1 loss

Aureliano Torres (Toluca) – played full 90 mins in 1-0 defeat

Osvaldo Martinez (Atlante) – scored again, a header, and did the ‘Eu se te pego’ celebration  in 2-2 draw

Dario Verón (PUMAS) – played full 90 mins in 0-0 draw


Ivan Piris (São Paulo)  – played full 90 mins in 2-1 win


Miguel Angel Cuellar (Cobresal) – scored equaliser in 1-1 draw

Cristian Bogad0 (Dep. Iquique) – subbed off after 68 mins in 0-0 stalemate

Roberto ‘Bufalo’ Ovelar (Uni. Catolica) – subbed off after 67 mins in 2-1 win


Robin Ramirez (Dep. Tolima) – scored twice in 3-0 win, one from penalty spot

Antony Silva (Dep. Tolima) – played full 90 mins in 3-0 win

Guillermo Beltran (Once Caldas) – played full 90 mins in 2-2 draw

By Ralph Hannah


2 responses to “Paraguay Abroad: Lorenzo Melgarejo

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