Carlos Humberto Paredes Monges
(born 16 July 1976 in Asunción
) is a Paraguayan footballer
who currently plays as a defensive midfielder
for Olimpia Asunción
. His style of play has led the Paraguayan media to call him the "Master of the Midfield". Paredes plays defensive midfield, though he can also play as centre-forward, being a lethal header. He also has exceptional leadership capabilities on the field, where he is constantly marshalling instructions to the rest of the team.
Paredes started his career in Club Olimpia
in 1995, winning five national championships and becoming the youngest captain in the club's history at the age of 20. In 2000 he moved to FC Porto
where he won the Cup of Portugal
in the 2000/2001 season. In 2002 he was transferred to Reggina
for €4.8million (Porto retained 25% rights to receive future transfer revenue of Reggina received). In 2006 Paredes moved to Sporting Clube de Portugal
where he was allowed very little game time. In January 2008 his contract was terminated by Sporting
Paredes returned to Paraguay in 2008 to play for the team he first played for, Olimpia. Currently, he is the team captain and undisputed leader on the field. He has scored two goals in the first three games of the Apertura tournament.
Along with Denis Caniza
, Paredes could become one of the first Paraguayan players to play in four world-cups if Paraguay qualifies for the 2010 tournament in South... Read More