Carlos Humberto Paredes

Carlos Humberto Paredes Monges (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos umˈbeɾto paˈɾeðes ˈmoŋɡes]; born 16 July 1976 in Asunción, Paraguay) is a Paraguayan coach and former footballer.

Carlos Paredes
Personal information
Full name Carlos Humberto Paredes Monges
Date of birth (1976-07-16) 16 July 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Olimpia Asunción 79 (6)
2000–2002 FC Porto 57 (2)
2002–2006 Reggina 98 (11)
2006–2008 Sporting CP 18 (0)
2008–2009 Olimpia Asunción 16 (3)
2009–2010 Rubio Ñú 5 (0)
2010 Sportivo Luqueño 30 (3)
2011–2015 Olimpia Asunción 36 (0)
Total 339 (25)
National team
1998–2008 Paraguay 74 (10)
Teams managed
2016– Paraguay U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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.

His first major competition as a coach was the 2016 Toulon Tournament with the Paraguay national under-23 football team.[1]


Paredes started his career in Club Olimpia of Paraguay 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 of Portugal 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).[2] 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. In 2009 Paredes moved to Rubio Ñú due to not featuring in the plans of former coach Gregorio Perez for the 2009 Clausura Tournament. In 2010 Paredes moved to Sportivo Luqueño and to Olimpia in the following year, where is he is currently one of the team captains.

International careerEdit

Paredes played in three FIFA World Cups for Paraguay: 1998, 2002 and 2006, reaching the Round of 16 in two of them.