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Iván Rodrigo Piris Leguizamón (born 10 March 1989) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a full-back for Club Libertad, on loan from Monterrey in the Liga MX.

Iván Piris
Iván Rodrigo Piris.jpg
Piris in 2011
Personal information
Full name Iván Rodrigo Piris Leguizamón
Date of birth (1989-03-10) 10 March 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Itauguá, Paraguay
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Club Libertad (on loan from Monterrey)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Cerro Porteño 52 (0)
2011–2014 Deportivo Maldonado 0 (0)
2011–2012São Paulo (loan) 36 (1)
2012–2013Roma (loan) 29 (0)
2013–2014Sporting CP (loan) 19 (0)
2014–2016 Udinese 58 (0)
2016–2018 Monterrey 31 (0)
2017–2018León (loan) 13 (0)
2018 Newell's Old Boys 9 (0)
2019– Club Libertad 0 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Paraguay U20 15 (0)
2011– Paraguay 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:02, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2015

Club careerEdit

Cerro PortenoEdit

Piris spent three years at Cerro Porteño, playing a particularly large role in the club's run to the semi-finals of the 2011 Copa Libertadores. His performances in the competition alerted clubs around the world of his ability, and it looked unlikely that he would stay with Cerro Porteño. He eventually signed for Brazilian club São Paulo FC for a fee of alleged €2 million.[1] São Paulo signed Piris on a two-year loan deal on 19 July 2011 from a proxy club Deportivo Maldonado.[2][3]

São PauloEdit

Piris joined up with his new teammates after the 2011 Copa America after São Paulo announced his signing on Thursday 15 July.[4]


On 1 August 2012, Piris was loaned to Italian side Roma for a fee of €700,000, with the option of purchasing his rights at the end of the 2012–13 season for €4 million.[5] He was virtually ever-present in the side under Zdenek Zeman but, following the arrival of Aurelio Andreazzoli, he found playing time more difficult to come by, having to compete with Vasilis Torosidis.

Sporting LisbonEdit

Piris signed with Sporting on loan for the 2013–14 season.[6]


Piris returned to Italian Serie A for Udinese in August 2014.[7] According to La Gazzetta dello Sport it was a loan,[7] but according to Lega Serie A, it was a definitive deal from Deportivo Maldonado.[8]


International careerEdit

Piris was part of Paraguay's 2011 Copa America runners-up side. He played in the semi-final victory over Venezuela,[9] as well as the 3-0 loss to Uruguay in the final.[10]



  1. ^ "Ivan Piris transferred from Cerro Porteño to São Paulo for the sum of 2 million euros". Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  2. ^ "[CBF BID-E Record on 29 July 2012]" (in Portuguese). CBF. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "São Paulo acerta com Iván Piris. Lateral-direito da seleção paraguaia assinou por dois anos com o Tricolor" [São Paulo hits with Iván Piris. Right-side of the Paraguayan national team signed for two years with the Tricolor] (in Portuguese). São Paulo FC. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  4. ^ Devaney, Patrick (21 July 2011). "Cerro Porteño's Ivan Piris completes São Paulo switch". Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  5. ^ "IVAN RODRIGO PIRIS Operazioni di mercato" (PDF) (Press release) (in Italian). A.S. Roma. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 February 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Iván Piris é reforço" [Iván Piris is reinforcement]. Record (in Portuguese). 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Piris è dell'Udinese" [Piris to Udinese]. La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Milan: RCS MediaGroup. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Tutti i trasferimenti Estate" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 3 March 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Yahoo! Sport - Paraguay v Venezuela" Retrieved 3 August 2011
  10. ^ Yahoo! Sport - Paraguay v Uruguay Retrieved 3 August 2011

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