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Name  Francisco Arce
Parents  Carmen Ruiz
1994–1998  Gremio
Weight  77 kg

1989–1994  Cerro Porteno
Height  1.78 m
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Defender
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Full name  Francisco Javier Arce Rolon
Date of birth  (1971-04-02) 2 April 1971 (age 44)
Siblings  Lucia Arce, Maria Guadalupe Arce
Similar People  Diego Barreto, Cristian Riveros, Carlos Gamarra, Pablo Zeballos, Catalino Rivarola

Place of birth  Paraguari, Paraguay

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Francisco Javier "Chiqui" Arce Rolón ([fɾanˈsisko xaˈβjer ˈtʃiki ˈarse roˈlon]; born 2 April 1971) is a retired Paraguayan footballer and coach. He played at the right defender position, competing a total of 61 times for the national team between 1995 and 2002; he is currently the manager of the Paraguay national team, beginning his second period as coach of the Albirroja on 1 August 2016.


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As player

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Arce started his career in Paraguay playing for his natal city club called 15 de Mayo, at that club he had his professional debut at the age of fifthteen. The same year the club Cerro Porteño called him so he moved to the paraguayan capital(Asuncion)Cerro Porteño, where he won the national championship on three occasions. He then moved to Brazil where he played for big clubs such as Grêmio and Palmeiras and won international tournaments such as the Copa Libertadores. Arce played for Paraguay in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and has appeared 61 times for his country. He was famous for his free kick shot technique, scoring many goals this way such as during the World Cup 2002 where he scored a wonderful freekick against South Africa.

As coach

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After retiring from football as a player, Arce became a coach and managed the Paraguayan second division team Club Rubio Ñú, leading the squad to the 2nd division championship in 2008.

Arce was appointed as coach of the Paraguay national football team in July 2011, but due to poor results on the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, he was sacked in June 2012.

In March 2013, Arce was appointed as new coach of Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño. He went on to win the Torneo Clausura in 2013 with Cerro Porteño in highly impressive form, as the club went the entire Clausura undefeated. After a 4-1 defeat to Club Guaraní on 24 August 2014 he left Cerro Porteño.

On 15 March 2015 Arce was appointed as the manager of Olimpia, the arch-rivals of his old club Cerro Porteño.

A year later he took the club called Guarani where he got only six months of work getting good results, this gaved him his new job at the Paraguayan national team

As player

  • Cerro Porteño
  • Liga Paraguaya: 1991, 1992, 1994
  • Grêmio
  • Copa Libertadores: 1995
  • Rio Grande do Sul State Championship: 1995, 1996
  • South American Recup: 1996
  • Brazilian Série A: 1996
  • Brazilian Cup: 1997
  • Palmeiras
  • Brazilian Cup: 1998
  • Mercosur Cup: 1998
  • Copa Libertadores: 1999
  • Brazilian Champions Cup: 2000
  • Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 2000
  • As coach

  • Rubio Ñú
  • Paraguayan 2nd division: 2008
  • Cerro Porteño
  • Paraguayan 1st division: 2013 (undefeated)
  • Olimpia
  • Paraguayan 1st division: 2015
  • References

    Francisco Arce Wikipedia