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Celso Fabián Ortiz Gamarra (born 26 January 1989 in Asunción), commonly known as Celso Ortiz, is a Paraguayan football player, currently playing as a midfielder for Monterrey in the Liga MX.

Celso Ortiz
Ortiz in 2011
Personal information
Full name Celso Fabián Ortiz Gamarra
Date of birth (1989-01-26) 26 January 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Asunción, Paraguay
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
2005–2007 Cerro Porteño
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Cerro Porteño 46 (7)
2010–2016 AZ Alkmaar 100 (2)
2016– Monterrey 91 (4)
National team
2007–2009 Paraguay U-20 10 (3)
2010– Paraguay 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:14, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:09, 28 June 2019 (UTC)



On 26 August 2009, AZ Alkmaar secured the services of the Paraguayan football midfielder.[1] The Dutch club have signed him from Cerro Porteño on a five-year deal. Ortiz joined AZ in January 2010.[2] On 6 June 2016, Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed announced that Ortiz would be their first signing ahead of the Apertura 2016.[3]

International careerEdit

Ortiz was a member of the Paraguay national under-20 football team[4] and represented the team at 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Egypt.[5]

He was selected in the final 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América, playing the full 90 minutes in the quarterfinal loss against host Brazil.



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