Francisco Javier "Chiqui" Arce Rolón (American Spanish: [fɾanˈsisko xaˈβjeɾ ˈtʃiki ˈaɾse roˈlon]; born 2 April 1971) is a retired Paraguayan footballer and coach. He played at the right defender position, competing a total of 61 times for the Paraguayan national team between 1995 and 2002. He is currently the manager of Club General Díaz.
|Full name||Francisco Javier Arce Rolón|
|Date of birth||2 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Paraguari, Paraguay|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|General Díaz (manager)|
|2006||12 de Octubre||30||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Arce started his career in Paraguay playing for his natal city club, 15 de Mayo, where he made his professional debut at the age of fifteen. The same year he was recruited by the Cerro Porteño club in the Paraguayan capital (Asuncion), where he won three national championships. Arce then played for Brazilian clubs such as Grêmio and Palmeiras and won international tournaments including the Copa Libertadores. Arce played for Paraguay in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and has appeared 61 times for his country. He was famous for his free kick shot technique, where he scored goals during the World Cup 2002 including a freekick against South Africa.
In March 2013, Arce was appointed coach of the Paraguayan Cerro Porteño. He won the Torneo Clausura in 2013 with Cerro Porteño in highly impressive form, as the club went the entire Clausura undefeated. After a 4–1 defeat to Club Guaraní on 24 August 2014 Arce left Cerro Porteño.
On 15 March 2015, Arce was appointed manager of Olimpia, the arch-rivals of his old club Cerro Porteño.
A year later he coached the Guarani club with good results, leading to his position at the Paraguayan national team.. In 2018, he was appointed as manager of General Díaz.
|Gamba Osaka||2003||J1 League||16||1|
|Paraguay national team|
As a playerEdit
- Liga Paraguaya: 1991, 1992, 1994
- Copa Libertadores: 1995
- Recopa Sudamericana: 1996
- Rio Grande do Sul State Championship: 1995, 1996
- South American Recup: 1996
- Brazilian Série A: 1996
- Brazilian Cup: 1997
- Brazilian Cup: 1998
- Mercosur Cup: 1998
- Copa Libertadores: 1999
- Brazilian Champions Cup: 2000
- Rio-São Paulo Tournament: 2000
As a coachEdit
- Paraguayan 2nd division: 2008
- Paraguayan 1st division: 2013 (undefeated)
- Paraguayan 1st division: 2015
- Grande "Chiqui" (in Spanish)
- Paraguay appoint Francisco Arce as new coach
- Paraguay appoint Arce sacked as Paraguay coach
- Após passar pela seleção paraguaia, Arce é apresentado como técnico do Cerro Porteño (in Portuguese) Archived 7 April 2013 at Archive.today
- "Francisco Arce". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.