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Edgar Benitez

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 10
  • Date of birth: 8 November, 1987 (22 years old)
  • Height: 5'8" (172cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Edgar Benitez
1|1 Edgar Benitez
1 As substitute
23|29 Total Paraguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
5 Total Paraguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Edgar Benitez
0 Edgar Benitez
3 Total Paraguay
3 Total Paraguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
1|1 Edgar Benitez
0|0 Edgar Benitez
83|76 Total Paraguay
9|0 Total Paraguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Paraguay games played

  1. Italy 1-1 Paraguay
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay
    Sunday, 20 June Match report
  3. Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report
  5. Paraguay 0-1 Spain
    Saturday, 3 July Match report

Player Profile

The pacy, left-footed striker is often used as an impact substitute. All eight of his qualifying appearances came from the bench. Nicknamed ‘The Bird’, he plays a similar role for Mexican side Pachuca - under half (13 of 28) of his league appearances this season were starts.

He scored an important goal in qualifying, netting an injury-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw in Ecuador.

Benitez started his professional career at Libertad but found more success when he moved on to Sol de America. He moved to Pachuca for the 2008/09 season, but has not won a regular starting spot.

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