|Full name||Charles Mariano Aránguiz Sandoval|
|Date of birth||17 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Puente Alto, Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2000–2001||Universidad de Chile|
|2007||→ Cobresal (loan)||14||(1)|
|2011–2013||Universidad de Chile||95||(20)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 10, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
With his former club Universidad de Chile, Aránguiz was considered one of the best midfielders in the Chilean Primera División, with a good sense of tactics, impressive stamina and intelligent playmaking, marking and passing abilities. He can play as a defensive, centre or even as a right wing midfielder. He is described by FIFA's official website as "a crafty, tigerish midfielder of the highest order, notable for his ability to win and distribute the ball, pick out passes and hit the back of the net".
Aránguiz was born in Puente Alto in Diego Portales neighborhood. His mother, Mariana Sandoval, is a football coach. He started to play football in Universidad de Chile before leaving the club to join Cobreloa Academy when he was 13 years old.
Aránguiz made his professional debut in 2006, for Cobreloa against Cobresal. His first goal in the Primera División was against O'Higgins in the same year. After a spell on loan at Cobresal, Aránguiz joined Colo-Colo, where he won the Clausura championship in 2009.
In 2010, Aránguiz had a short spell at Argentine club Quilmes, before joining Colo-Colo's historic rivals Universidad de Chile for a fee of £616,000 on 1 January 2011. He immediately became an integral part of the squad, helping "U" to win the 2011 Copa Sudamericana, where the Chilean team remained unbeaten for the entire tournament. By defeating Ecuadorian side Liga de Quito 4–0 on aggregate in the final, Universidad became the first Chilean side to win a continental competition in twenty years.
Having drawn 3–3 on aggregate with Unión Española in the semi-finals of the Copa Chile, Aránguiz led his team to the final, netting the "U"'s first kick in a 5–4 penalty shoot-out victory on 17 April 2013. In the final, he played the full ninety minutes as Universidad secured a 2–1 win over Universidad Católica thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Juan Ignacio Duma.
On 11 January 2014, it was announced that Aránguiz was signed by Brazilian club Internacional on loan until 15 August 2014 from Udinese, after the Italian club had bought half of his rights from Universidad de Chile. He was named the MVP of the 2014 Campeonato Gaúcho as Internacional won the tournament for a record 43rd time.
On June 11, 2014, it was announced by the board of Sport Club Internacional the purchase of federative rights of midfielder Charles Aránguiz in a joint transaction with the investor Delcir Sonda which basically gets 70% of royalties, while the Inter remains with another 30%. Speculation suggests that around two years, the Brazilian team to acquire another 20%.
He participated in Milk Cup in 2007. In 2008 he participated in Toulon Tournament, Milk Cup, and the Talents Cup. He participated for the U-20 Chile team in 2009 South American Youth Championship; there he scored one goal in the championship from a free kick.
Aránguiz made his debut for Chile's senior team in 2009, but was not selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup or the 2011 Copa América. He established himself in the Chile team during its successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, making seven appearances and scoring in wins against Bolivia and Venezuela.
On 1 June 2014, Aránguiz was named to Chile's final 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In Chile's second group match against defending champions Spain at the Estádio do Maracanã, he provided the assist for Eduardo Vargas's goal before scoring himself as Chile eliminated Spain and secured qualification to the round of 16.
|Universidad de Chile||2011||0||0||0||0||12||0||-||-||12||0|
|1.||2 June 2012||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Bolivia||1–0||2–0||2014 World Cup qualification|
|2.||9 June 2012||Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela||Venezuela||2–0||2–0||2014 World Cup qualification|
|3.||18 June 2014||Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Spain||2–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup|
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