Cecilio Domínguez was announced as Austin FC's firs Designated Player on August 24, 2020.
Born in Asunción, Paraguay in 1994, Domínguez was a graduate of the Sol de América youth program. At age 17, he made his Paraguayan Primera División first team debut with Sol de América in 2012. He is the second Paraguayan player to join Austin FC, following the July 6, 2020 announcement of Rodney Redes as the Club’s first signing.
In 2014, Domínguez transferred to Cerro Porteño where he scored 33 league and cup goals in 81 appearances after a short loan with Nacional where he played in the semifinal and final of the 2014 Copa Libertadores. With Cerro Porteño, Domínguez was the joint-top scorer in both the 2016 Copa Sudamericana and the Torneo Clausura 2016 (Paraguay). Domínguez then transferred to Club América in Liga MX, scoring on his debut against Veracruz. He went on to accumulate 74 league and cup appearances and 21 goals with Club América, being crowned Liga MX Apertura Champion in 2018. While with Club América, Domínguez competed in four (4) CONCACAF Champions League matches, scoring three (3) goals. In 2019, Domínguez was signed by Argentina’s Club Atlético Independiente, becoming the club’s record signing. In the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, Domínguez made 29 league and 13 cup appearances, scoring eight (8) goals. To date in his professional career, Domínguez has scored 73 goals and registered 288 Club appearances in league and cup competitions.
Domínguez’s international career began with Paraguay’s Under-17 team in 2010. He then progressed to the Under-20 team in 2013, tallying one (1) goal in 12 appearances. In 2014, he made his Paraguayan senior team debut against South Korea. Domínguez has been capped at senior international level 17 times to date. Transaction: Austin FC acquires Cecilio Domínguez via transfer from Club Atlético Independiente. Domínguez to join Austin FC in 2021 as a Designated Player.
TRANSACTION: Austin FC acquires Cecilio Domínguez via transfer from Club Atlético Independiente. Domínguez to join Austin FC in 2021 as a Designated Player.