Pablo Paz

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Pablo Paz
Personal information
Full name Pablo Ariel Paz Gallo
Date of birth (1973-01-27) 27 January 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tenerife (youth)
Youth career
Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Newell's Old Boys 37 (3)
1995–1996 Banfield 22 (2)
1996–2002 Tenerife 107 (8)
2003 Independiente 1 (0)
2003–2004 Valladolid 9 (0)
2005 Atlético Paso
2005–2006 Castillo 30 (0)
2006 Motril 6 (1)
2007 Cerro Reyes 16 (0)
2007–2008 Vera
2011 Gara
2013 San Andrés
National team
1996–1998 Argentina 14 (1)
Teams managed
2013–2014 San Andrés
2014– Tenerife (youth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Argentina
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team competition
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Team competition

Pablo Ariel Paz Gallo (born 27 January 1973) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a central defender.

In a career that spanned 15 years he played more in Spain than in his homeland, notably with Tenerife for which he appeared in 127 competitive games.

Paz represented Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.

Club career

Paz was born in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires. During his professional career he played for Newell's Old Boys, Club Atlético Banfield, CD Tenerife (his most fruitful period, playing in four La Liga seasons and also reaching the UEFA Cup[1][2]), Club Atlético Independiente and Real Valladolid; in February 2001, he had an unsuccessful trial with Premier League club Everton.[3][4]

Paz retired from the game altogether in 2013 at the age of 40, after several years in Spain's lower leagues and its amateur football. He started his managerial career with amateurs CD San Andrés,[5] returning to Tenerife in the summer of 2014 and taking charge of the youth sides.[6]

International career

Paz earned 14 caps for the Argentina national team in two years, his debut coming in 1996. He was part of the squad that appeared in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and, as the nation was already qualified, he played in the last group stage match against Croatia, a 1–0 win.[7]

Additionally, Paz represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics, featuring twice in an eventual silver medal conquest.


  1. ^ El Tenerife hace historia (Tenerife make history); Mundo Deportivo, 4 December 1996 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "¿Qué fue del CD Tenerife semifinalista de la UEFA?" [What happened to UEFA semi-finalists CD Tenerife?] (in Spanish). Sphera Sports. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ Paz on his way to Goodison; BBC Sport, 6 February 2001
  4. ^ Changes likely for European format; The Daily Telegraph, 6 February 2001
  5. ^ Pablo Paz, nuevo entrenador del CD San Andrés (Pablo Paz, new CD San Andrés manager); El Deportivo, 21 June 2013 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Pablo Paz regresa ´con ilusión´ (Pablo Paz returns ´hungry´); La Opinión de Tenerife, 26 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Argentina, a lo práctico (Argentina, keeping it practical); Mundo Deportivo, 27 June 1998 (in Spanish)

External links

  • Argentine League statistics (in Spanish)[dead link]
  • Pablo Paz at BDFutbol
  • Pablo Paz at
  • Pablo PazFIFA competition record (archive)
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