Christian Vilches

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Christian Vilches
Personal information
Full name Christian Alberto Vilches González
Date of birth (1983-07-13) July 13, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Santiago de Chile, Chile
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Colo-Colo
Number 2
Youth career
2003 Deportes Quilicura
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Palestino 125 (7)
2005 Unión La Calera (loan) ?? (?)
2008–2011 Audax Italiano 80 (4)
2011– Colo-Colo 77 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:55, 29 March 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Alberto Vilches González (born 13 July 1983) is a Chilean footballer that currently plays as centre back for the Chilean Primera División side Colo-Colo.

Club career[edit]

Palestino[edit]

Vilches began his career at Deportes Quilicura, a humble club of his country's third division, until that Palestino, a club of the professional first division, signed to Vilches in 2004. He made his professional debut against Unión San Felipe and scored his first goal in the professional football against Cobresal in a 3–3 draw.

In 2005, the player was loaned to Unión La Calera, in where he remained until June of next year and returned to the colony club. After a regular year 2007, in the next season, Vilches realized a successful performance in his club's historic season, advancing to the 2008 Clausura final.

Audax Italiano[edit]

After his successful participation with Palestino, was reported that one of the 'Big Three', Colo-Colo was interested on him, but finally joined to Audax Italiano. The player scored 2 goals in 39 matches during the season, being a key player in the team's scheme.

In the next season, after an irregular tournament start, Vilches realized a good season with the italians, being titular in all matches, a key man in team and being nominated in the Chilean team of the year, that consecrated him in his position. He played a total of 36 games and scored 2 goals during the season.

Colo-Colo[edit]

After several rumors of Vilches' incorporation to Colo-Colo, was confirmed on 23 June 2011, day in where was presented as club's new player, after of pass the medical.

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