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Estanislao Struway : biography

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Estanislao Struway Samaniego (born 25 June 1968) is a former football (soccer) midfielder from Paraguay, who was nicknamed Taní during his career.


Struway made his international debut for the Paraguay national football team on 27 February 1991 in a friendly match against Brazil (1-1). He obtained a total number of 74 international caps, scoring four goals for the national side. He played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and in five editions of the Copa América: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2001


At club level Struway spent most of his career in Paraguay where he won five league titles. He also played at professional level in Argentina, Peru and Brazil. His first club was Cerro Porteño where he made his debut in 1988, he won two Paraguayan league titles in his first spell with the club in 1990 and 1992.

Struway joined Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda in 1995 but never settled, he joined 2nd division Los Andes the next season. In 1996 he played for Sporting Cristal in Peru.

Struway played in Brazil in the late 1990s, making appearances for Portuguesa and Coritiba.

In 1999 he returned to Cerro Porteño where he won another Paraguayan league title in 2001. In 2002 he moved to Libertad where he was part of two more league championship winning campaigns. He spent his last years playing for 12 de Octubre and then Sportivo Iteño before his retirement in 2005.



  • Cerro Porteño
    • Paraguayan Primera División: 1990, 1992, 2001
  • Sporting Cristal
    • Peruvian Primera División: 1996
  • Coritiba
    • Campeonato Paranaense: 1999
  • Libertad
    • Paraguayan Primera División: 2002, 2003
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