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Jose Paolo Guerrero

Jose Paolo Guerrero Gonzales (born 1 January 1984 in Lima) is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a striker for Hamburger SV and Peruvian national team.

He started playing football in the lower categories of Peruvian club Alianza Lima, where he scored more than 200 goals. In 2002, Guerrero signed a contract with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. During 200304, Guerrero played in the Regionalliga Sud. He played 23 games and scored 21 goals. During the 200405 season, he joined fellow countryman, Claudio Pizarro, on the Bayern first team. In June 2006, it was announced that Guerrero had transferred to Hamburger SV, and signed a contract with the club through 2010. He scored the winner against his former club Bayern Munich, which he did not celebrate because of his past with the club and the care he still feels for it. The result meant that Bayern had no chance of playing in the Champions League in the 200708 season.

Guerrero joined Hamburg in 2006 from Bayern Munich. His first season was marred by an injury, which took away half his season, and his low productivity, being a sub most of the season. Near the end he did score three goals, making his season total five goals in 20 games. One of these goals was against former club Bayern Munich in a 1-2 victory which left Bayern with no possibilities of making it to the Champions League. In the 200708 season, his second at Hamburg, Guerrero played 29 of 34 games in the Bundesliga, scoring nine goals and getting four assists, as well as becoming an undisputed starter and a vital part of Hamburg. He was the third top scorer, behind Rafael van der Vaart (12 goals) and Ivica Olic (14 goals). In the UEFA Cup and Qualification he played nine games, scoring five goals and getting three assists. His first hat-trick in his professional career was against Karlsruher SC, in the last game of the Bundesliga, scoring the second, third, and fourth goals in a 7-0 victory. This victory secured them fourth place and a UEFA Cup spot for next season. By the beginning of the 200809 season, Guerrero had become first choice striker for Hamburger SV. Coach Martin Jol even went as far as saying that Guerrero better not catch even a cold during the season.

Related websites

Hamburger SV - Guerrero N 9

Jose Paolo Guerrero Profile & Stats

Career stats at Fussballdaten.de

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