Vidal Sanabria

Carlos Vidal Sanabria Acuña (born 11 April 1967 in San Lorenzo, Paraguay) is a former football midfielder from Paraguay.

Vidal Sanabria
Personal information
Full name Carlos Vidal Sanabria Acuña
Date of birth (1967-04-11) 11 April 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth San Lorenzo, Paraguay
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1984 Club 13 Tuyutí
1985–1986 Guaraní
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1995 Olimpia ? (?)
1996 River Plate (Asuncion) ? (?)
1997 Deportivo Pereira 11 (0)
1998 Libertad ? (?)
1999 Resistencia ? (?)
2000 Sportivo Luqueño ? (?)
2001 Sol de América ? (?)
National team
1989–1996 Paraguay 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Sanabria started his football career in the youth divisions of Club 13 Tuyutí of Capiatá and then moved to Guaraní before making his debut for Olimpia Asunción in 1987. His career in Olimpia would last until 1995, winning several national and international championships with the club. Afterwards, Sanabria had brief stints in several clubs such as River Plate (Asuncion), Deportivo Pereira, Libertad, Resistencia, Sportivo Luqueño and Sol de América before retiring.[1]


Sanabria made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 1 July 1989 in a 1989 Copa América match against Peru (5-2 win), substituting Alfredo Mendoza in the 86th minute. He obtained a total number of 21 international caps, scoring one goal for the national side. Sanabria played in the Copa America 1989,[2] Copa America 1991[3] and Copa America 1993.[4]