Oliver Benítez

Oliver Benítez Paz (born 7 June 1991) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Club Atlético Patronato as a central defender.

Oliver Benítez
Personal information
Full name Oliver Benítez Paz
Date of birth (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Puerto Iguazú, Argentina
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
Gimnasia La Plata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2018 Gimnasia La Plata 86 (2)
2016Tigre (loan) 16 (1)
2018Palestino (loan) 15 (2)
2019–2020 San Martín Tucumán 11 (0)
2020– Patronato 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:57, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Benítez finished his formation with Gimnasia La Plata. On 6 November 2010 he made his first team – and Primera División – debut, coming on as a late substitute for Milton Casco in a 1–0 home win against Quilmes.[1]

Benítez remained as a backup during the following years, also suffering relegation in 2012. He scored his first senior goal on 28 May 2013, netting the last in a 2–0 away win against Instituto for the Primera B Nacional championship.[2]

After being immediately promoted back to the top tier, Benítez was more utilized in the main squad, but as a left back. He scored his first goal in the category on 16 August 2015, netting his team's second in a 4–2 home success over Argentinos Juniors.[3]


  1. ^ "Gimnasia volvió al triunfo ante Quilmes" [Gimnasia back to winning ways against Quilmes] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Gimnasia logró el ascenso a primera división al vencer a Instituto" [Gimnasia achieved promotion to the first division after defeating Instituto] (in Spanish). La Nación. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Una remontada espectacular de Gimnasia: 4–2 a Argentinos Juniors" [A spetacular comeback from Gimnasia: 4–2 against Argentinos Juniors] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 16 August 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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