Cristián Muñoz

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For the Chilean racewalker, see Cristian Muñoz (athlete).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Muñoz and the second or maternal family name is Hoffman.
Cristián Muñoz
Personal information
Full name Cristián Fernando Muñoz Hoffman
Date of birth (1977-07-01) 1 July 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Junín, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Universidad de Concepción
Number --
Youth career
1994–1997 Sarmiento
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Boca Juniors 6 (0)
2000 Los Andes (loan) 10 (0)
2001–2002 Talleres (loan) 6 (0)
2005–2007 Huachipato 98 (0)
2007–2009 Colo-Colo 95 (0)
2010–2012 Huachipato 89 (0)
2013– Universidad de Concepción 0 (0)
National team
1997 Argentina U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2011, 21:36 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2011, 20:00 (UTC)

Cristián Fernando Muñoz Hoffman (born 1 June 1977 in Junín, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer that currently plays in the Chilean Primera División side Huachipato as goalkeeper. Muñoz is best known for his spells at Colo-Colo and his current club Huachipato, including receiving the nickname of El Tigre (Spanish: the tiger) for his skills.

He was member of the Argentina U20 squad that won the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship celebrated in Malaysia.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Muñoz started his career at his local village team Sarmiento in 1994, moving at the age of 20 to the Argentine giant club, Boca Juniors, after the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship. He made his competitive debut for Boca against Newell's Old Boys on 14 September of that year (1997). During his stady in the club, he was loaned to teams as Los Andes in 2000 and Talleres de Córdoba in 2001, remaining him in this club until 2002. In the next season, he returned to Boca as substitute of Roberto Abbondanzieri, winning the Copa Libertadores and then the Copa Sudamericana.

After two seasons in Argentina as substitute, in January 2005, Muñoz was signed by the Chilean side Huachipato for play the 2005 Torneo de Apertura. He made his club's copetitive debut in a 2–1 league away win over Deportes Temuco on 6 February. The club also impressed finishing in the semi-finals of the league championship playoffs. He made 100 appearances in all competitions in two years. Muñoz played a key role in Huachipato's qualification to the 2007 Copa Sudamericana playoffs after of finish in the fourth position of the Apertura tournament with 40 points behind Audax Italiano with 44 points.

Colo-Colo[edit]

Muñoz was signed by defending Chilean Primera División champions Colo-Colo in July 2007 for an undisclosed fee, with the mission of replace to his countrymen Sebastián Cejas in the goal, who left the club for high costs. In his arrival to the club, he was assigned with the jersey number 1, because the departure of Cejas, who wears this number. He made his unofficial debut for the club in a 1–1 pre-season draw with the club's rival Universidad de Chile for the Copa Gato.

His competitive debut for the club came on 29 July 2007 in the 3–0 away victory against Deportes Concepción. He received more competition when Rainer Wirth broke into the first team during the first games of the 2007 Clausura, and this made a rotation between the keepers, but because to the several errors of Wirth, Muñoz became in the club's first goalkeeper. He played in the Clausura final against Universidad de Concepción in the 3–0 win, being this his first honour for the club, and also the club completed four titles consecutives since 2006 under the coach Claudio Borghi, being an historic record in the Chilean football. In the next season, Muñoz was runner-up of the 2008 Apertura, but champion of the Clausura tournament.

International career[edit]

With the Argentina Under-20 team, Muñoz won the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia, being teammate of players like Juan Román Riquelme, Esteban Cambiasso, Luciano Galletti, Diego Placente, among others.[1] He was substitute of Leo Franco during the tournament and played in the second round against England under-20 team, in a game that finished in a 2–1 win of his country.

Club statistics[edit]

Club Performance
Club Season League Copa Chile Total
App G.A App G.A App G.A
Huachipato Apertura 2005 18 - - - 18 -
Clausura 2005 21 - - - 21 -
Apertura 2006 22 - - - 22 -
Clausura 2006 16 - - - 16 -
Apertura 2007 20 - - - 20 -
Club Total 97 - - - 97 -
Colo-Colo Clausura 2007 19 - - - 19 -
Apertura 2008 20 - - - 20 -
Clausura 2008 24 - - - 24 -
Apertura 2009 13 - - - 13 -
Clausura 2009 20 - - - 20 -
Club Total 96 - - - 96 -
Huachipato Torneo 2010 34 - - - 34 -
Aperura 2011 15 - - - 15 -
Clausura 2011 17 - - - 17 -
Apertura 2012 16 - - - 16 -
Clausura 2012 6 - 3 - 9 -
Club Total 88 - 3 - 91 -
Universidad de Concepción Primera B 2013 16 - - - 16 -
Apertura 2013/14 16 - 2 - 18 -
Clausura 2013/14 18 - - - 18 -
Apertura 2014/15 8 - 2 - 10 -
Club Total 58 - 4 - 62 -
Career Total 339 - 7 - 346 -

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Boca Juniors
Colo-Colo
Huachipato

Chile Universidad de Concepción

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cristián MuñozFIFA competition record

External links[edit]

(Spanish) Argentine Primera statistics