Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavon is a retired football player and team captain from Paraguay. Gamarra is best known for his performance together with Paraguay’s national team, and is noted as the most capped player in the history of football in the country.
Gamarra started his club career in 1991 when he joined Cerro Porteño in Paraguay, where he was able to win the Paraguayan National Championship in 1992. After the victory, Gamarra transferred to Independiente to join the 1992-1993 season playing in Argentina. His experience with Independiente, however, was short lived as he moved back to Cerro Porteño after making 8 appearances in Independiente.
It was during Gamarra’s stint in Internacional, a club in Brazil, where his profile grew and his skill developed to a great extent, so much so that he was named the Paraguayan Footballer of the Year for 1997. A year later, Gamarra was able to repeat the said achievement before he moved to S.L. Benfica.
Gamarra tried various other teams including Internazionale in Serie A Scudetto of Italy. He also scored the winning goal at the Pirelli Cup against AS Roma, but after making 10 appearances, he returned to Paraguay and signed with Olimpia as the last team before his retirement.