Gustavo Benítez

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Gustavo Benítez
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Personal information
Date of birth 5 February 1953
Place of birth Paraguarí, Paraguay
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1985 Paraguay 42 (2)
† Appearances (goals)

Gustavo Benítez (born 5 February 1953 in Paraguarí, Paraguay) is a retired Paraguayan football defender. He currently works as a coach.


As a player, Benítez won several national championships with Olimpia Asunción, where he was a key part of the defense.

International career

He also made 42 appearances for the Paraguay national football team.[1]

Coaching career

After retiring from football as a player he became a coach. Benítez greatest achievements as a coach where at Chilean club Colo-Colo, leading them to three Chilean league championships (1996, 1997, 1998) and one Copa Chile (1996). On 1 April 2010 CD Palestino officials hired the former Cobreloa and Colo-Colo coach to replace Jorge Aravena who quit about two weeks ago.[2]

Career as a player

Career as a coach


  1. Mamrud, Roberto (2009-06-17). "Paraguay - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Benítez presentado en Palestino: "A lo mejor conmigo tienen más suerte"