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Brian Montenegro
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Montenegro warming up for West Ham United in 2011
Personal information
Full name Brian Guillermo Montenegro Martínez[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Olimpia
Number 24
Youth career
2004–2010 Tacuary
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tacuary 51 (7)
2011–2012 Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2011–2012West Ham United (loan) 0 (0)
2012 Tacuary 17 (2)
2013 Rubio Ñú 14 (3)
2013–2014 Libertad 36 (9)
2014–2016 Nacional Asunción 41 (26)
2014–2015Leeds United (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017Lanús (loan) 12 (0)
2017– Olimpia 101 (28)
2018–2019Talleres (loan) 4 (0)
2021Independiente del Valle (loan) 15 (7)
2021–2022Atlético Goianiense (loan) 8 (1)
International career
2011–2013 Paraguay U20 3 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 00:30, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Brian Guillermo Montenegro Martínez (born 10 June 1993) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a winger or a striker for Primera División club Olimpia. He is a former Paraguay U20 international.

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Association football

Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players who primarily use their feet to propel a ball around a rectangular field called a pitch. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposite team by moving the ball beyond the goal line into a rectangular-framed goal defended by the opposing side. Traditionally, the game has been played over two 45-minute halves, for a total match time of 90 minutes. With an estimated 250 million players active in over 200 countries and territories, it is considered the world's most popular sport.

Paraguayan Primera División

Paraguayan Primera División

The División Profesional de la Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol, also known as the Primera División, or due to sponsorship reasons Copa de Primera TIGO-Visión Banco, is the top-flight professional football league in Paraguay. Currently, there are 12 teams in the first division.

Club Olimpia

Club Olimpia

Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan professional sports club based in the city of Asunción. The club promotes the practice of various sports with most importance given to the football, rugby and basketball sides, the former being the highest priority and most successful. They were founded on July 25, 1902 by a group of young Paraguayans, and the name stems from the idea of its principal founding member, William Paats, a Dutchman based in Paraguay, who is considered the father of Paraguayan football for having introduced the practice of the sport in the South American country. Internationally, the club is referred to as Olimpia Asunción in order to distinguish itself from Latin American football clubs of the same name.

Paraguay national under-20 football team

Paraguay national under-20 football team

Paraguay national under-20 football team represents Paraguay in international football competitions such as FIFA U-20 World Cup and South American Youth Football Championship.

Club career

Early career

Montenegro began his career at Paraguayan club Tacuary where he made 51 appearances and scored seven goals before joining Segunda División Uruguay side Deportivo Maldonado.[2]

West Ham United loan

He joined West Ham on 29 August 2011 where he signed a season-long loan contract saying, "I am very excited to come here and play in England, I am hoping to get a chance to show the fans what I can do."[2][3] Montenegro's first and only appearance for the senior squad was as a 78th-minute substitute on 8 January 2012 in a 1–0 FA Cup third round away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.[4] At the end of the season, a new contract was not agreed and he returned to Paraguay.[5][6]

Tacuary

He returned to Tacuary coming on as a second-half substitute in their match against Libertad in August 2012.[7] He scored two goals in 17 games in his second spell at the club.

Rubio Ñú and Libertad

In 2013, he joined Paraguayan Primera División side Rubio Ñú where he scored three goals in 14 games. His form earned him a move to fellow Paraguayan Primera División side Club Libertad. During the 2013/14 season he scored nine goals in 36 games.

Nacional Asunción

In July 2014, Montenegro signed with Primera División Paraguaya Club Nacional Asunción to participate in the semi-final stages of the 2014 Copa Libertadores and the Torneo Clasura of the Paraguayan Championship.[8][9]

Replacing injured forward Fredy Bareiro, Montenegro was in the starting line-up of the first-leg of Nacional's semi-final Copa Libertadores fixture against Defensor Sporting on 22 July. In the 35th minute of the first-half, Montenegro opened the scoring for Nacional, giving them a 1–0 lead, the goal was assisted by Julián Benítez. The fixture concluded 2–0 in favor of Nacional.[10]

Montenegro finished a runner up for Nacional Asunción in the Copa Libertadores final after losing out to Argentina's San Lorenzo 2–1 on aggregate in the two legged final.

Loan to Leeds United

On 1 September 2014, Montenegro signed on loan for Leeds United, the deal includes an option to buy.[11] Montenegro was given the number 26 shirt for the 2014/15 season.[12]

On 25 October 2014, Montenegro was named in Leeds' matchday squad for the first time when he was named as a substitute against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He made his debut in the same match as a 2nd half substitute in a 2–1 loss. The match was the last game for Head Coach Darko Milanič who was relieved of his duties minutes after the game.[13]

On 4 January 2015, Montenegro made his first Leeds start when he started Leeds' FA Cup 1–0 defeat against Sunderland A.F.C.[14]

After scoring an impressive 15 goals in 17 league games during the 2016 Primera Division Paraguaya season for Nacional Asuncion, Montenegro was loaned to Cerro Porteño for the remainder of their 2016 Copa Libertadores campaign.[15] Several days later however, the transfer was declined due to a documentation requirement.[16]

Olimpia

Loan to Atlético Goianiense

On 3 August 2021, Atlético Clube Goianiense announced the signing of Montenegro on a season-long loan from Olimpia.[17]

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Tacuary

Tacuary

Club Tacuary is a Paraguayan First Division football team, based in the neighborhood of Jara in Asunción. The club was founded in 1923.

Deportivo Maldonado

Deportivo Maldonado

Club Deportivo Maldonado is a football club from Maldonado, Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan Primera División following their promotion from the Uruguayan Segunda División at the end of the 2019 season.

FA Cup

FA Cup

The Football Association Challenge Cup, more commonly known as the FA Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football. First played during the 1871–72 season, it is the oldest national football competition in the world. It is organised by and named after The Football Association. Since 2015, it has been known as The Emirates FA Cup after its headline sponsor. A concurrent Women's FA Cup has been held since 1970.

Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

Sheffield Wednesday F.C.

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a professional association football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The team competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. Formed in 1867 as an offshoot of The Wednesday Cricket Club, they were known as The Wednesday Football Club until 1929.

Club Libertad

Club Libertad

Club Libertad is a professional football club based in Asunción, Paraguay that currently plays in the Paraguayan Primera División. The club plays its home games at Estadio Tigo La Huerta; which holds 10,100 people.

Paraguayan Primera División

Paraguayan Primera División

The División Profesional de la Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol, also known as the Primera División, or due to sponsorship reasons Copa de Primera TIGO-Visión Banco, is the top-flight professional football league in Paraguay. Currently, there are 12 teams in the first division.

Club Nacional

Club Nacional

Club Nacional is a Paraguayan professional football club based in the neighbourhood of Obrero in Asunción. Founded in 1904, the club currently plays in the Paraguayan Primera División, and holds its home games at Estadio Arsenio Erico.

2014 Copa Libertadores

2014 Copa Libertadores

The 2014 Copa Libertadores de América was the 55th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América, South America's premier international club football tournament organized by CONMEBOL. Atlético Mineiro were the defending champions, but were eliminated by Atlético Nacional in the round of 16.

Fredy Bareiro

Fredy Bareiro

Fredy José Bareiro Gamarra is a Paraguayan former footballer.

Copa Libertadores

Copa Libertadores

The CONMEBOL Libertadores, also known as the Copa Libertadores de América, is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960. It is the highest level of competition in South American club football. The tournament is named after the Libertadores, the leaders of the Latin American wars of independence, so a literal translation of its former name into English is "America's Liberators Cup".

Defensor Sporting

Defensor Sporting

Defensor Sporting Club is a sports club based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Founded in 1913, Defensor has several sports sections, with football and basketball being the most important and the ones in which the club has achieved significant achievements in Uruguay and internationally.

Julián Benítez

Julián Benítez

Julián Alfonso Benítez is a Paraguayan international footballer who plays as a striker.

International career

Montenegro has played for Paraguay's Under-20 side and featured in the 2011 South American Youth Championship in January 2011. He also played at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he scored with an "acrobatic overhead kick" against Greece in the group stage.[18]

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Source: "Brian Montenegro", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 11th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Montenegro.

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References
  1. ^ a b c "FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013 List of Players: Paraguay" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 June 2013. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Brian Montenegro". whufc.com. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Montenegro signs". whufc.com. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Sheffield Wed 1 - 0 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Brian vuelve a Inglaterra". ABC Color (in Spanish). 25 June 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Brian Montenegro no queda en West Ham". ABC Color (in Spanish). 14 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Brian Montenegro". footballzz.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  8. ^ Grupo Nación de Comunicaciones. "Brian Montenegro activó con sus nuevos compañeros - DEPORTES - LANACION.com.py". La Nación - Indispensable para decidir - Noticias del Paraguay y el mundo. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Brian Montenegro, nuevo refuerzo albo para la Copa - Nacional, Copa Libertadores". d10. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Nacional Asunción vs. Defensor Sporting - 23 July 2014 - Soccerway". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  11. ^ Phil Hay (1 August 2014). "Leeds United: Montenegro joins on loan". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Leeds United: 2014/15 SQUAD NUMBERS". Leeds United Official Site. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Leeds 1 Wolverhampton 2". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Sunderland 1 Leeds 0". Sky Sports. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Brian es refuerzo azulgrana para la Copa Libertadores".
  16. ^ "Lo de Brian Montenegro al azulgrana al final no corre".
  17. ^ "Atlético Goianiense anuncia a contratação do atacante Brian Montenegro". TNT Sports (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  18. ^ "Two draws leave Greece top". FIFA. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  19. ^ É campeão! Atlético-GO vira sobre Goiás na Serrinha e fatura Goianão, O Popular, 2 April 2022
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