Paolo Guerrero, on his way to be the tournament's top scorer



He has 11 goals in the championship and if he scores 6 more in Brazil, he would tie the record of the Argentine Norberto Méndez and Brazilian Zizinho, with 17 goals.

The return of the Peruvian Paolo Guerrero to the soccer field became effective on April 6, when his team, Internacional de Porto Alegre faced the Caxias in the Beira-Rio stadium, in return game of the semifinal of the Gaúcho Championship, after 10 months since his last game.

A great step made by the soccer forward facing the commitment that the Peru team has, which will participate in the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, and in which Guerrero could be counted among the summoned Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca.

And that´s the figure of Paolo Guerrero is the representation of the goal in the continental tournament, which has participated since the edition of Venezuela 2007. The former player of the Alianza Lima, Bayern Munich, Hamburg, Corinthians and Flamengo has a record of 11 goals scored in the CONMEBOL Copa America.

In Venezuela 2007 he scored a goal in the Peruvian victory 3-0 over Uruguay. In Argentina 2011, he scored 5 goals in the same number of matches he played: one against Uruguay, one against Mexico and three against Venezuela.

In the CONMEBOL Copa América Chile 2015 scored 4 goals and in the United States 2016 recorded only one score, in the victory over Haiti. The CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, can represent the perfect scenario for him to continue expanding that brand and why not, become the historical top scorer of the championship.

In fact, along with the Chilean Eduardo Vargas who has 10 goals, are active players with 10 or more goals in the CONMEBOL Copa América, and thus, firm candidates to increase their registration and even match the 62-year mark without breaking 17 goals, which have the Argentine Norberto ‘Tucho’ Mendez, who participated in the editions of 1945, 1946 and 1947 and the Brazilian Zizinho, who played the tournament in 1942, 1945, 1946, 1949, 1953 and 1957.

In the absence of confirmation of his participation in the tournament, the preparation of Paolo Guerrero to CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019 began on April 6 when he debuted with the ‘Colorado’, scoring a goal against Caxias in the semifinal of the Gaucho Championship.