Nelson "Pipino" Cuevas (born
January 10, 1980 in Asunci√≥n) is a
Paraguayan footballer, who
plays as a second forward.
currently plays for Olimpia
started his career at Club
Atl√©tico Tembetary, a lower division club from Paraguay, before
moving to River Plate
of Argentina in 1998. In the 2004-2005 season he was transferred to
Club Am√©rica of Mexico, who loaned
him out to Pachuca where he was
champion in the year 2006.
returned to Club Am√©rica
Cuevas was released by Club America
and trained for brief period with English Premier League
. Both Portsmouth and Blackburn Rovers have been strongly linked to him with the player
stating that a move to England is a
possibility in the future.
Cuevas played the first half of
in his native country and was signed by Santos
in July 2008.
On January 15, 2009 he was released from his contract with Santos
. On February 9
he signed a six months deal with Universidad de Chile
, one of the most
popular teams in that country. On July 7
won the 2009
tournament with Universidad de Chile
ending with 18
match played and 3 goals. At the end of the tournament he announced
that he will not renew with the Chilean
During the 2009 off-season Cuevas had trials at FC Twente
(making his debut in a friendly match
played in the Netherlands, which ended in victory against Borussia M√∂nchengladbach
. Cuevas did not finalize his
contract with the aforementioned European clubs and returned to
Paraguay to play for Olimpia
, where he is trying to recover his game lost long time
ago, unluky so far in this attempt. Although his mother, the
popular "Dona Tora" has still proven to be a tough player.
Cuevas represented Paraguay
at the 2002 World Cup
, scoring two superb
crucial goals in Paraguay's final group match, a 3-1 win over
the two goals, South
would have progressed to the second round at Paraguay's
expense on goal difference. Cuevas was also in the National team in the
Germany 2006 World Cup,
and scored the second goal in the 2-0 Paraguay victory over
& Tobago after an assist by teammate Roque Santa Cruz.
Despite the win,
Paraguay failed to advance to the second round.
His mother, Nidia Amarilla, is also his manager, which is a rarity
in the soccer world.