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Justo Villar

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Justo Wilmar Villar is a Paraguayan football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Newell's Old Boys of the Primera Division Argentina.

Villar started his career for Paraguayan club Sol de America where he was coached by legendary goalkeeper Ever Hugo Almeida, from whom he learned to develop his goalkeeping skills. Afterwards, Villar moved to a bigger Paraguayan club, Libertad, in which he won back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003 in the Liga Paraguaya. In 2004, Villar was transferred to Argentinian club Newell's Old Boys and led the team to the 2004 Apertura championship in Argentina, where he was considered by the Argentinian press as the best goalkeeper for that year.

Villar also won the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year award in 2004.

For the national team, he played in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, and was selected for the 2006 World Cup squad. Unfortunately, he had a brief participation at the World Cup. During the first seven minutes of his debut against England, just after Carlos Gamarra's own goal, Villar got injured, and subsequently he was sidelined for the rest of the tournament, in which Paraguay was eliminated in the first round.

External links

Justo Villar Profile at FootballDatabase

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