Pedro Benítez (footballer, born 1901)

Pedro Manuel Benítez Arpolda (12 January 1901[1] – 31 January 1974) was a Paraguayan football goalkeeper. In 1930, he played in the FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, for the Paraguayan team. In 1932, he played 9 matches in the Club Atlético Atlanta, in the Argentinian First League. This club, in those years, was contracted a complete team of Paraguayan footballers.[2]

Pedro Benítez
Personal information
Full name Pedro Manuel Benítez Arpolda
Date of birth (1901-01-12)12 January 1901
Place of birth Luque, Paraguay
Date of death 31 January 1974(1974-01-31) (aged 73)
Place of death Luque, Paraguay
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1931 Libertad
1932 Atlanta
National team
1930 Paraguay 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


  1. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Pedro Benítez". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Top 12 Shortest Professional Soccer Goalkeepers in the World".