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Gilberto Penayo

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Name  Gilberto Penayo
Years  Team
Role  Football player
1951–1958  Sol de America
Playing position  Forward
1958–1964  Cerro Porteno

Full name  Benigno Gilberto Penayo Ortiz
Date of birth  (1933-04-03) 3 April 1933 (age 82)

Place of birth  Asuncion, Paraguay

Benigno Gilberto Penayo Ortiz (born 3 April 1933 in Asunción, Paraguay) is a former football striker.

Career

Penayo started playing in the football team of his school and decided to attend a tryout by Club Libertad where he was turned down. Despite that, Penayo kept trying and was eventually signed by Club Sol de América. He made his debut with the club in 1951 and remained there until 1958 before moving to Cerro Porteño, where he won two national championships and was the 1st division topscorer in 1960 with 18 goals. In 1964 he signed for Club Silvio Pettirossi, his final club before retiring from football in 1965.

Penayo played for the Paraguay national football team in several occasions, most notably in the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

References

Gilberto Penayo Wikipedia


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