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Edgar Barreto Player Profile

Edgar Barreto Player Profile
Edgar Barreto
Full Name: Edgar Osvaldo Barreto
Date of Birth:Jul 15, 1984 (Age 32)
Place of Birth:Asunción
Nationality: Paraguay
Height:178 cm.
Weight:78 Kg.
Squad Number:5
Edgar Barreto - Bari-Avellino - Serie B (Grazia Neri)
Atalanta midfielder Edgar Barreto has had his injury problems this season, keeping his Serie A appearances to a minimum, though, if fit, his spot in the squad was never in doubt.

Likely to partner Nestor Ortigoza in the heart of the midfield, Paraguay will rely on him to feed the two front men. His task is made all the more important by the loss of striker Salvador Cabanas; without the stocky striker to link the play, Barreto will shoulder a lot of the responsibility for supplying the front two.  

Born and raised in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, he began his career local team with Cerro Porteno. He impressed so much in his first season that he earned himself an instant move to European football, joining NEC in the Dutch Eredivisie. After three years in Nijmegen, Barreto set off for Serie A with Reggina before Atalanta paid almost €5 million for him last year. 

Did You Know?

Edgar’s older brother Diego is also a Paraguayan international. He plays in goal for Cerro Porteno.