Juan Zacarías Ramírez

Juan Zacarías Ramírez Candia (born 25 May 1965 in Encarnación, Paraguay) is a former football defender and coach.

Juan Zacarías Ramírez
Personal information
Full name Juan Zacarías Ramírez Candia
Date of birth (1961-09-26) 26 September 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Encarnación, Paraguay
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Atl. San Juan (Encarnación) ? (?)
1982–1984 Juventud (Hohenau) ? (?)
1984–1987 Atl. Colegiales ? (?)
1988–1991 Olimpia ? (?)
1992 Sol de América ? (?)
1993 Atl. Colegiales ? (?)
1994 Sportivo Trinidense ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


As playerEdit

Ramírez started his career in local clubs San Juan and Juventud de Hohenau from the city of Encarnación before arriving to 1st division club Atlético Colegiales in 1984. In 1986, he was chosen as the best right-back defender of the Paraguayan league by the press. Despite the award, he did not make the national team that competed in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[1] In 1988, he signed for Olimpia Asunción where he won national and international titles such as the Copa Libertadores and the Supercopa Sudamericana in 1990. After leaving Olimpia in 1991, Ramírez had brief stints in Paraguayan clubs such as Sol de América and Sportivo Trinidense before retiring in 1994.

As coachEdit

Ramírez received his coaching license in 1997 and has worked with the U20, U17 and Reserve teams of Olimpia in 1997 and 1998. He managed Club Universal in 2000 and 2003, and Atlético Colegiales in 2001. Ramírez also worked as an assistant coach for Club Nacional in 2000.


As playerEdit

Season Team Title
1980 Atlético San Juan Encarnación League
1981 Atlético San Juan Encarnación League
1988 Olimpia Paraguay 1st division
1989 Olimpia Paraguay 1st division
1990 Olimpia Copa Libertadores
1990 Olimpia Supercopa Sudamericana
1990 Olimpia Recopa Sudamericana