Oscar Cardozo Biography

Oscar Cardozo

Quick Facts Of Oscar Cardozo

Celebrated Name Oscar Cardozo
Age 36 Years
Nick Name Tacuara
Birth Name Oscar Rene Cardozo
Birth Date 1983-05-20
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Paraguayan
Place Of Birth Juan Eulogio Estigarribia, Paraguay
Birth Nation Paraguay
Height 1.93 m
Weight 87 Kg
Parents Genaro and Rosa María
Current Club Libertad club

Oscar Rene Cardozo Marin, professionally known as Oscar Cardozo is a Paraguayan professional footballer. He plays as a striker for Club Libertad and the Paraguay national team. He started his youth career from Club 23 de Junio and has later played professional football for 3 de Febrero, Nacional Asuncion, Newell's Old Boys, Benfica, Trabzonspor, and Olympiacos. He joined Libertad in 2017. He became full international for the Paraguay national team in 2006. He was named Paraguayan Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009. 

What is Oscar Cardozo Famous For?

- Named Paraguayan Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009. 

Oscar Cardozo

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Where was Oscar Cardozo Born?

Oscar Cardozo was born on 20 May 1983. His birth name is Oscar Rene Cardozo Marin. His birth place is in Juan Eulogio Estigarribia in Paraguay. He holds Paraguayan nationality. He was born to a father, Genaro, and a mother, Rosa Maria. He grew up in a poor family. His zodiac sign is Taurus. 

Club Career

He made his senior professional debut from Club Atletico 3 de Febrero in 2003. 

In 2004, he joined Nacional Asuncion. He quickly established himself as a key player in the club. 

In the second half of the 2006-07 season, he joined Argentine club Newell's Old Boys for $1.2 million. 

In June 2007, he joined Portuguese club Benfica for 9.1 million Euro. He became the second most expensive signing in the club's history. 

He became one of the successful players in Benfica winning numerous titles for the club. 

He won 2 Primeira Liga 2009-10 and 2013-14, a Taca de Portugal 2013-14, 5 Taca da Ligas with the club. 

He led the club to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Supertaca Candido de Oliveira, and at UEFA Europa League twice in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

He finished his spell at Benfica as the highest-scoring foreigner at the club with 172 goals in all competitions. 

He joined Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor for 5 million Euro in August 2014.   

He joined Greek club Olympiacos in August 2016. He won 2016-17 Superleague Greece there. 

Following a year spell in Greece, he returned to Paraguay to join Libertad in June 2017. 

Oscar Cardozo Stats

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International Career

Cardozo made his international debut for Paraguay in October 2006. He made his debut in an exhibition game against Australia. 

He scored his first international goal against Mexico in June 2007. 

He represented the national team at 2007 Copa America, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and 2019 Copa America. 

He became the oldest player in Paraguay's history to score in Copa America after he scored a goal against Qatar in June 2019. He scored the goal at the age of 36. 

Individual Honors

Paraguayan Footballer of the Year: 2006, 2009

Primeira Liga Top scorer: 2009–10, 2011–12

SJPF Player of the Month: May 2009, 2011–12

Taça de Portugal Top scorer: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2012–13

UEFA Europa League top scorer: 2009–10

Goal.com Team of the Year: 2009–10

Who is Oscar Cardozo Married to?

No official information regarding his married life is available. He has maintained a low profile regarding his personal life. 

What are Oscar Cardozo Body Measurements?

Cardozo stands at a height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has an athletic body build. 

What is Oscar Cardozo Net Worth?

Oscar Cardo earns from his professional football career. The veteran striker earned his fortune playing football in Portugal, Argentina, Turkey, and Greece. His income comes from salary, bonus, and endorsements. His net worth is not available at present. 

Did You Know?

  • He obtained Portuguese citizenship in November 2014.

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