Cristóbal Jorquera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Jorquera and the second or maternal family name is Torres.
Cristóbal Jorquera
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Personal information
Full name Cristóbal Andrés Jorquera Torres
Date of birth (1988-08-04) 4 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Parma
Number 80
Youth career
Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Colo-Colo 64 (14)
2007 Ñublense (loan) 6 (0)
2007 Unión Española (loan) 14 (0)
2009 O'Higgins (loan) 30 (3)
2011–2014 Genoa 35 (2)
2013–2014 Eskişehirspor (loan) 22 (4)
2014– Parma 3 (0)
National team
2009– Chile 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristóbal Andrés Jorquera Torres (born 4 August 1988) is a Chilean footballer, who currently plays for Parma in Italy's Serie A.

Club career[edit]

Colo-Colo[edit]

After many years in the Colo-Colo youth squads, in January 2006 Jorquera was promoted to the first team. He made his competitive debut in a Torneo de Apertura match against Universidad de Concepción at Estadio Municipal de Concepción in 4 June 2006, as an 60th-minute substitute for Benjamín Ruíz. In the same tournament, Colo-Colo won the Primera División title, being Jorquera's first professional title. After of the departure of the Colo-Colo star Jorge Valdivia to Palmeiras, the player described to Jorquera as his successor. On 4 October 2006, he played his international game Alajuelense, in a 4–0 Copa Sudamericana victory. However, he only played nine games for the Torneo de Clausura.

In January 2007, was announced that Jorquera joined Primera División side Ñublense on loan for six months. On 27 January 2007, he played his first game for the club against Deportes Puerto Montt. With the pass of time, Jorquera become a key player in the club, being compared with Valdivia for his good performance. On 6 July 2007, he scored his first goal for the club and also his professional goal against Cobresal at Estadio Nelson Oyarzún. During June, Jorquera his loan finish with Ñublense and returned to Colo-Colo, but he was loaned to Unión Española for six months. With the latter he played 15 games during the Torneo de Clausura.

He returned to Colo-Colo in 2008 and was included in the preseason as titular. On 21 February 2008, he played his first match for a Copa Libertadores against Atlas de Guadalajara at Estadio Jalisco. His first goal for the club was in a Copa Libertadores match with Boca Juniors in a 2–0 victory.

In 2011 he was part of the Colo-Colo team that suffered their worst ever start to a season, failing to win their first four games. He played his part in the recovery, scoring a couple of well regarded goals in victories against Palestino and Unión Española.[1][2]

Genoa[edit]

On 31 August 2011, Jorquera signed a contract with the Italian Serie A side Genoa for 4 years.

Eskişehirspor[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

(Correct as of 16 October 2010)
Club Season Chilean Primera División Copa Libertadores Copa Sudamericana Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colo-Colo 2006 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Ñublense 2007 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Unión Española 2007 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Colo-Colo 2008 30 4 0 0 0 0 30 4
O'Higgins 2009 30 3 0 0 0 0 30 3
Colo-Colo 2010 18 6 0 0 0 0 18 6
Total 117 14 0 0 0 0 117 14

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
Apertura 2006 Colo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
Clausura 2006 Colo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion

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