Roque Santa Cruz

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Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero (locally [ˈroke ˈlwis santa ˈkɾus kanˈteɾo]; born 16 August 1981) is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a striker for Paraguayan club Libertad. He is the record goal scorer and has earned over 100 caps for the Paraguay national team, thus he is regarded as one of the best players in the nation's history.Santa Cruz started his career with Olimpia, progressing through their youth system to the first-team squad where he made his debut at the age of 15 in 1997. He finished his career with the club having scored 13 goals in 24 Primera División appearances where Olimpia claimed the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Primera División titles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roque Santa Cruz has received more than 1,172,160 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Roque Santa Cruz is the 1,799th most popular soccer player (up from 1,821st in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Paraguay (up from 31st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Paraguayan Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Roque Santa Cruz ranks 1,799 out of 16,923Before him are Mengálvio Pedro Figueiró, Rudolf Bürger, Ludovico Bidoglio, Thomas Doll, Manuel Velázquez, and Haruhisa Hasegawa. After him are Silvestre Igoa, Alex, Lajos Csordás, Angelo Anquilletti, Abdulrahman Fawzi, and Roberto Miranda.

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Among people born in 1981, Roque Santa Cruz ranks 65Before him are Kolo Touré, Taylor Kinney, Heikki Kovalainen, Nayib Bukele, Park Ji-sung, and Toše Proeski. After him are Tiago Mendes, Maxi Rodríguez, Ben Barnes, Gustavo Dudamel, Nicky Hayden, and Lee Dong-wook.

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In Paraguay

Among people born in Paraguay, Roque Santa Cruz ranks 27 out of 145Before him are Bernardino Caballero (1839), Rafael Franco (1896), Heriberto Herrera (1926), Cirilo Antonio Rivarola (1836), Eusebio Ayala (1875), and Delfín Benítez Cáceres (1910). After him are Luis Vargas Peña (1905), Eulogio Martínez (1935), Tomás Romero Pereira (1886), Carlos Gamarra (1971), Higinio Morínigo (1897), and Juan Bautista Gill (1840).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Paraguay

Among soccer players born in Paraguay, Roque Santa Cruz ranks 10Before him are Manuel Fleitas Solich (1900), Aurelio González (1905), Ángel Berni (1931), Cayetano Ré (1938), Heriberto Herrera (1926), and Delfín Benítez Cáceres (1910). After him are Luis Vargas Peña (1905), Eulogio Martínez (1935), Carlos Gamarra (1971), Francisco Arce (1971), Óscar Cardozo (1983), and Juan Carlos Villamayor (1969).