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Paolo Guerrero
Paolo Guerrero
Date of birth:

January 1, 1984

Nationality:

Peru

Position:

Striker

Team:

Flamengo

José Paolo Guerrero Gonzales (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse paˈolo ɣeˈreɾo ɣonˈsales]; born 1 January 1984) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker for Brazilian club Flamengo and the Peru national team.

Guerrero spent his early career in Germany, formed at Bayern Munich, and later playing at Hamburger SV, amassing Bundesliga totals of 161 games and 47 goals across eight seasons. He later played in Brazil, scoring the goal which won the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup Final for Corinthians.

Since his international debut in 2004, Guerrero has earned 83 caps for Peru and is the nation's all-time top goal scorer with 32 goals, representing them at four Copa América tournaments. He helped them to third place in the 2011 and 2015 editions, also finishing as top scorer in both tournaments. Recently, Guerrero appeared in the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or 59 nominees list, making him the first Peruvian football player to achieve such international recognition.