Diego Antonio Gavilan Zarate is a Paraguayan footballer who plays for Flamengo and the Paraguay national football team.
Gavilan's nickname pampero - meaning the horse that runs like the wind - offers a fair indication of his purposeful and hard-running style. He began his top-flight career at Cerro Porteno, and he became the first ever Paraguayan to play in England, when he signed for Newcastle United in 2000.
Gavilan cost Newcastle 2m when he left his native Paraguay behind at the age of just 19. He made his Premiership debut in a 2-2 draw at Sunderland. He struggled however, ...
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