Jose Luis Chilavert has announced that he will run for the presidency of Paraguay The former goalkeeper has announced the decision to pursue a political career via social media.
Jose Luis Chilavarto announced that he would run for the presidency ParaguayThe former goalkeeper is often at the center of debate for his opinions and statements, so much so that last month he was convicted of defamation over corruption charges against Alejandro Dominguez; But this did not deter him from plans to become the first political office in his country.
Declaring the goalkeeper, counted among the best in the world and second in the IFFHS ranking of the best South American goalkeepers of the century, behind only Amadeo Carrizo, uses his social profiles to announce his future: “After reflecting and feeling the responsibility of building a better Paraguay, I decide to formalize my candidacy for the presidency so that our people can once again feel #ProudOfBeingParaguayan.” The message faced a huge number of interactions and caused some surprise in the country.
The former player is an independent candidate, while those chosen by traditional parties will be defined in internal elections, which are due in late December in view of elections next spring.
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Chilavert is 56 years old and began his career at Sportivo Lucano in Paraguay, later becoming Guarani’s goalkeeper before moving to Argentina and wearing a San Lorenzo shirt. After a stint at Real Zaragoza in Spain, he joined Vélez Sarsfield in 1991, where he won four championships in Argentina: there he won the Libertadores, the Intercontinental, the Inter-American Cup, the South American Super Cup and the South American Recopa. During that time he was voted the best goalkeeper in the world three times. It then had a brief route to Strasbourg in France and Pearol in Uruguay before returning to Vélez.
This is not the first time that Chilavert has entered politics, a picture has been seen with him in recent times. Xavier Miley, Argentine economist elected to the Congress of Deputies in 2021 and founder of the far-right party ‘La Libertad Avanza’. Now he has started his way ahead of the elections to be held in April next year.
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