|Full name||Richard Ortiz Busto|
|Date of birth||22 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Asunción, Paraguay|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|8 de Diciembre|
|2015||→ Libertad (loan)||17||(4)|
|2016–2017||→ Olimpia (loan)||41||(7)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:09, 28 February 2022 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 31 August 2022
Richard Ortiz Busto (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈritʃaɾð ˈoɾtis]; born 22 May 1990 in Asunción), is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as defensive midfielder for Primera División Paraguaya club Club Olimpia and the Paraguay national football team. Ortiz is a fast player who plays as a central/defensive midfielder and is renowned for his long-distances strikes with his left foot.
On 19 July 2015, Paraguayan newspaper ExtraPRESS named Ortiz one of the most expensive player in Paraguay.
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In 2009, Ortiz signed for Paraguayan Primera División club Olimpia. He was named captain for the 2013 Season. After outstanding performances with the Paraguay national team and Olimpia, he was linked to several teams in the summer of 2013. Among the teams were Mexican side Deportivo Toluca where his former coach and Paraguayan international José Saturnino Cardozo requested his services. Other sides from around the world, including Italian teams AS Roma, Genoa C.F.C and Bologna F.C., Premier League side West Ham United, Ligue 1's Toulouse FC, 2010 Champions Olympique Marseille, 2011 Champions Lille OSC, 2012 champions Montpellier SC and Argentinian giants Boca Juniors were reportedly interested in signing the midfielder. Olimpia finally agreed a US$2.5 million transfer to Deportivo Toluca, which Ortiz also accepted. 
On 28 May 2013, José Saturnino Cardozo (actual manager) announced that Richard Ortiz would join Deportivo Toluca. The club agreed to sign Ortiz in a 5-year contract for US$2.5 million. Ortiz would be the fourth Paraguayan in the squad joining then compatriots, Paulo da Silva, Edgar Benítez, and Pablo Velázquez.  He scored his first goal for the Red Devils in the second match of the season against Monarcas Morelia. On 28 December 2015, Deportivo Toluca announced the return of Ortiz.
Dorados de Sinaloa
On 11 June 2015, Dorados de Sinaloa announced via Twitter that they had reached an agreement with Toluca to sign Ortiz on loan in a 6-month contract. At that time Richard was concentrated with the Paraguay national team in Chile to play the 2015 Copa America, According to media, he let know his teammates his disagreement of playing with Dorados, the newly promoted team of the Liga MX.
On 13 July, Club Libertad agreed to sign Ortiz from Deportivo Toluca on loan in a 6-month period, after he refused playing for Dorados de Sinaloa.
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On 11 October 2011 he made his debut for the Paraguay national football team and also scored his first goal for his country in a 2014 World Cup qualifier match against Uruguay.
- Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
|1.||11 October 2011||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Uruguay||1–1||1–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||6 February 2013||Estadio Dr. Nicolás Léoz, Asunción, Paraguay||El Salvador||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|4.||6 September 2013||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Bolivia||3–0||4–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||31 August 2017||Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||Chile||3–0||3–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||12 June 2018||Tivoli-Neu, Innsbruck, Austria||Japan||2–3||2–4||Friendly|
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Paraguay national football team
Estadio Defensores del Chaco
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
El Salvador national football team
Bolivia national football team
Estadio Monumental David Arellano
Chile national football team
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
Japan national football team
- Paraguayan Primera División (6): 2011 Apertura, 2018 Apertura, 2018 Clausura, 2019 Apertura, 2019 Clausura, 2020 Clausura
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Source: "Richard Ortiz", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 13th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ortiz.
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