Charles Aránguiz

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Charles Aránguiz
Personal information
Full name Charles Mariano Aránguiz Sandoval
Date of birth (1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Puente Alto, Santiago, Chile
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Internacional (loan from Udinese)
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2001 Universidad de Chile
2002–2005 Cobreloa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Cobreloa 97 (11)
2007 Cobresal (loan) 14 (1)
2009–2010 Colo-Colo 32 (5)
2010 Quilmes 14 (0)
2011–2013 Universidad de Chile 95 (20)
2014– Udinese 0 (0)
2014– Internacional (loan) 6 (3)
National team
2010– Chile 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Charles Mariano Aránguiz Sandoval (born April 17, 1989, in Puente Alto, Chile) is a chilean football midfielder who plays for Sport Club Internacional.[1]

An international Chilean player, with a good sense of tactics, impressive stamina and intelligent playmaking, marking and passing abilities, he is considered one of the best midfielders in the Chilean top division. Aránguiz can play as a defensive, centre or even as a right wing midfielder.

He was one of the key players in the Universidad de Chile 2011 squad that went on to win the 2011 Copa Sudamericana, which was achieved after a brilliant performance, where the Chilean team remained unbeaten for the entire tournament.


Early life[edit]

He was born in Puente Alto in Diego Portales neighborhood. He started to play football in Universidad de Chile and then he left the club to join Cobreloa Academy when he was 13 years old.[2]

He made his debut in 2006, against Cobresal. His first goal in 1st División was against Ohiggins in 2006.

International career[edit]

He participated in Milk Cup in 2007.

In 2008 he participated in Toulon Tournament, Milk Cup, and the Talents Cup in Holland.

He participated for the U-20 Chile Team in 2009 South American Youth Championship; there he scored 1 goal in the championship, by a free kick.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 June 2012 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia  Bolivia 0-1 0-2 2014 World Cup qualification
2. 9 June 2012 Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela  Venezuela 0-2 0-2 2014 World Cup qualification


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