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Aurelio González (September 25, 1905 in Paraguaymarker9 July, 1997) was a Paraguayan football player.

González is one of the greatest football players of Paraguaymarker, considered by many as the second best player behind Arsenio Erico. He started his career in Sportivo Luqueño and then moved to Olimpia of Asunción where he spent the rest of his career winning several championships, most notably the three consecutive national championships obtained by Olimpia in 1927, 1928 and 1929. .

In the early 1930's he rejected an offer worth millions from San Lorenzo de Almagro of Argentinamarker in order to fight for his country, Paraguaymarker, in the Chaco War. He also was a vital player of the Paraguayan national team scoring several goals in the 1920's and 1930's, and participated at the 1930 World Cup.

As a coach, he led Olimpia of Asunción to numerous championships and to the first Copa Libertadores final in 1960. He also coached the Paraguayan national team in the 1958 World Cup.

References

  1. La Decada del 20
  2. Olimpia Website
  3. Cronologia de la actuacion paraguaya
  4. FIFA Profile



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