Rubén Walter Paz Márquez (born August 8, 1959 in Artigas) was a Uruguayan football midfield player, who retired in 2006 at the age of 47. Paz played at two FIFA World Cups for Uruguay and was also South American Footballer of the Year in 1988. He's actually Peñarol's assistence coach.
In 1982 he emigrated to the Brazilian League, specifically the Rio Grande do Sul team Internacional of Porto Alegre where he won three consecutive championships Gauchos (1982-83-84).
In 1986 makes the leap to Europe, specifically to Matra Racing Paris (now the Racing Club de France) of the Ligue 1 of the French Football League, where he highlighted alongside his compatriot Enzo Francescoli.
The following year he was transferred to Racing Club de Avellaneda in the Argentine league, where he becomes the team leader and an idol for the fans academic, who conquered the South American Super Cup and Super Cup Inter in 1988. He was one of the few players in the Argentinian football was respected by all swollen. That same year he was awarded for journalism mainland as the Best Player of South America.
During the 1989-90 season to play in the Serie A of the Italian Football League hired by the Genoa, which coincides with two other of his compatriots, Jose Perdomo and Carlos Alberto Aguilera.
The following year he returned to Racing Club. In 1992 he returned to Uruguay to play in Rampl Juniors, and then punch by the Club Frontera Rivera.
In 1995 he played for Godoy Cruz de Mendoza. Later continue to play in smaller clubs to leave football in 2006.