- Néstor Benítez
Néstor Benítez Personal information Full name Cándido Néstor Benítez Caballero Date of birth 4 September 1943 Place of birth Tacumbú, Asunción, Paraguay Playing position Defender Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1957-1962 Presidente Hayes ? (?) 1964-1972 Olimpia ? (?) 1972 Sportivo Luqueño 7 (0) 1976 Tembetary ? (?) National team Paraguay ? (?) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He started his career at Presidente Hayes from his hometown, Tacumbú. From there, he was transferred to Olimpia Asunción which was coached then by the great Aurelio González. While in Olimpia, Benitez won a number of national championships and was called up to the Paraguay national football team in a few occasions. In 1972 he went to Sportivo Luqueño but was only able to play seven games due to an injury that kept him off the field for a few years until 1976 where he came back to play for C.A. Tembetary and retire in the same year.
Benítez holds a record of playing 72 consecutive and uninterrupted games for Olimpia.
As a coach, he managed teams like Independiente de Yaguarón, Olimpia de Itá, 6 de Enero de Lambaré and also worked in the youth divisions of Olimpia and Sol de América.
Season Team Title 1965 Olimpia Paraguayan 1st division 1968 Olimpia Paraguayan 1st division 1971 Olimpia Paraguayan 1st division 1976 C.A. Tembetary Paraguayan 2nd division
Season Team Award 1967 Olimpia Diario ABC award: 1967 best left back in Paraguay
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