Enrique Villalba | 1978-1980

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Enrique Villalba | 1978-1980

Postby reydecopas » 2020 Oct 10, 18:06

Club: Olimpia & Anderletch

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Enrique Anastasio Villalba, former paraguayan striker who is recognised for being a great forward, fighter, powerful, rough with great aerial game.
"Kike" started his career in Olimpia from Asuncion in the year 1974, scoring tons of goals He reached his best level in 1979, with Olimpia winning the Copa Libertadores against Boca, after that was transferred to Anderletch from Belgium, where didn't adapt and only played 8 games, scoring one goal. After his brief step to Europe, went to play in México, to Tecos UA from Guadalajera, He's considered there one of their greatest strikers scoring 36 goals in 77 matches.
Then continued his career in Tampico Madero with great level again playing 17 matches with 11 goals. For the year 1984 Luis Cubilla (former DT in the Libertadores with Olimpia) took him to play in River Plate, made a great debut scoring 2 goals against Huracán but after that didn't "shine" with the "Millonarios" having scoring only 4 goals in 27 appearances.
Came back to Paraguay to play in Cerro Porteño and finished his career in his beloved Olimpia.
With Paraguayans National team, Villalba made 13 apps. Was part of the Copa América winner squad in 1979
Honours and stadistics:
Paraguayan First Division: 1975,1978,1979, 1985
Copa Libertadores: 1979
Copa América: 1979
51 goals in 134 games for Olimpia

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