Benjamín Vidal

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Benjamín Vidal
Vidal in 2013
Personal information
Full name Benjamín Fernando Vidal Allendes
Date of birth (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Doñihue, Chile
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Universidad de Chile
Number 2
Youth career
Cultural Doñihue
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 O'Higgins 46 (1)
2011 Pto. Montt (loan) 17 (0)
2014– Universidad de Chile 9 (1)
National team
2009 Chile U20 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Benjamín Fernando Vidal Allendes (born 18 March 1991) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for the Chilean Primera División side Universidad de Chile as an centre back.


Youth career[edit]

Fuentes started his career at Primera División de Chile club O'Higgins. He progressed from the under categories club all the way to the senior team.


Vidal debuted with O'Higgins in the match against Everton on November 14, 2010. The match finished 0:0.[1]

In 2012, Vidal was runner-up with O'Higgins, after lose the final against Universidad de Chile in the penalty shoot-out. In 2013, he won the Apertura 2013-14 with O'Higgins. In the tournament, he played in 10 of 18 matches.

In 2014, he won the Supercopa de Chile against Deportes Iquique, playing the 90 minutes of the match.[2]

He participated with the club in the 2014 Copa Libertadores where they faced Deportivo Cali, Cerro Porteño and Lanús, being third and being eliminated in the group stage. [3]

Universidad de Chile[edit]

For the 2014–15 season, Vidal is signed for Universidad de Chile for a US$1.5M fee.

International career[edit]

Vidal played for Chile at the U–18 and U–20 levels. He scored a goal against New Zealand.





  • Medalla Santa Cruz de Triana: 2014


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