José Luis Cabión

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José Luis Cabión
Personal information
Full name José Luis Cabión Dianta
Date of birth (1983-11-14) 14 November 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth San Antonio, Chile
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rangers de Talca
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Deportes Melipilla 86 (1)
2007-2013 Colo-Colo 28 (0)
2008 Everton (loan) 11 (0)
2009 Santiago Morning (loan) 21 (0)
2010 Cobresal (loan) 26 (1)
2011 Cobresal (loan) 38 (0)
2013 Neftchi Baku 1 (0)
2013 Rangers de Talca 3 (0)
2014 Santiago Morning 10 (0)
2014- Rangers de Talca 25 (0)
National team
2007 Chile 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2015, 23:17 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 March 2011, 18:00 (UTC)

José Luis Cabión Dianta (born 14 November 1983) is Chilean footballer who plays for Rangers de Talca in the Primera B. Born in San Antonio, Cabión is a defensive midfielder who played as captain of Deportes Melipilla in 2007. He has also been capped by Chile for the Copa América 2007.

Cabión also holds Italian passport due to his Italian ancestry.

Club career[edit]


Born in San Antonio, Cabión's career began at Deportes Melipilla, joining the club aged 20 in January 2004. In the season 2007, promoted to captain after good seasons in the club and realized a notable performance in the team during the Torneo Apertura of this year, being nominated to the national team for friendly matches and for the Copa América 2007.


Prior to the Copa América, on 10 July 2007, was revealed that Cabión joined to Colo-Colo signing a five-year contract for the 88% of rights for the player in an undisclosed fee. In his arrival to Santiago he said to Radio Cooperativa that: "I'm very surprised of reach to a biggest club of Chile, I was notify yesterday and the pride that is defend the kit of Colo-Colo and hopefully it right as in Melipilla".[1]

In the pre-season, he was included in the team by Claudio Borghi, making his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against the rival Universidad de Chile at La Serena. On 24 July 2007, he made his first league start in a 4–1 home victory against his former club Melipilla. On 2 August, he played his first international game for Colo-Colo for the Copa Sudamericana against Real Potosí, in the same game he scored the draw goal of Potosí after an own goal. In the season, he played few matches and was proclaimed champion of the Torneo Clausura with the club. On 8 February 2008, Cabión and Rodolfo Moya protagonized a scandal through a strong fight during a training.[2] On 27 March, he made his Copa Libertadores 2008 debut in a 4–3 defeat behind Boca Juniors at La Bombonera as a 44th-minute substitution for John Jairo Castillo. after of the departure of the manager Borghi and the arrival of the former player Fernando Astengo as coach, after of loss the final of the Apertura against Everton he was not considered in the club for the next tournament.

Loan to Everton[edit]

On 21 June 2008, it was revelated that Cabión was loaned to Everton in a six-month contract. He made his debut for the club in a 1–0 away victory over Universidad Católica as a 67th-minute substitution for Cristian Uribe. Cabión made his first start for the club against other biggest club of the Chilean football Universidad de Chile in a 2–1 victory, he played until the 82nd minute for his former Colo-Colo teammate John Jairo Castillo. He was very considered in the team by his former coach in the national team Nelson Acosta, but on 28 September, an injury during a game against his former club Colo-Colo would force to Cabión leave the fields for two-months, missing the end of the tournament. On 23 December, Everton resigned his contract and was supposed that would return to Colo-Colo, but the player was released.[3]

Santiago Morning loan[edit]

On 1 January 2009, Cabión joined Santiago Morning in a one season loan. He was not much considered by the coach José Basualdo and was with frequently on the bench during the Clausura. He debuted for Morning in a 2–2 draw against Municipal Iquique as a 78th-minute substitute for Diego Rivarola. His first start for the club was on the second leg of the playoffs of the tournament in a 4–1 home draw, receiving a yellow card during this match. In the Torneo Clausura, he had more participation in the squad because the arrival of the Spanish-born Argentine coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, he was an important player in the team during the tournament, being an undisputed titular.

Loan spell at Cobresal[edit]

In January 2010, it was revealed that Cabión moved to Cobresal in a one-year loan, one of his motivation for arrive to the club was his former coach in Melipilla, the former player Luis Musrri. He made his club debut in the Copper derby against Cobreloa in a 2–1 home defeat, he was until the start and was replaced in the 55th minute for Hans Salinas. After four games consecutive as a started, he scored his first goal for the club against Palestino at 46th minute in a 2–1 victory at Estadio El Cobre. On 11 April, in a 3–1 game win against Audax Italiano he was named the player of the match. One week later, he received his first red card for the club against Everton at 62nd minute for double yellow card. He was titular during the tournament and was very important player in the team and on midly tournament he improved much his performance. His last game for the club was against his former club Colo-Colo in a 1–0 defeat, receiving a red card at 75th minute.

Return to Colo-Colo[edit]

In January 2011, Cabión returned to Colo-Colo on replace of the player Arturo Sanhueza, because that he played in this position until his departure. He was considered by the coach Diego Cagna for the pre-season, re-debuting for the club against Deportes La Serena in a 1–0 defeat, many Chilean media highlighted his participation. After of the departure of the coach Cagna and the arrival of Américo Gallego, he broke into first team as a left back. On 17 March, he participated in the historic 3–2 victory against Santos for the Copa Libertadores as a starter, being replaced in the 46th minute for Alvaro Ormeño.

Neftchi Baku[edit]

At the beginning of January 2013 Cabion joijned Neftchi Baku on trial,[4] before agreeing a 6 month contract, with the option of an additional year, on 31 January 2013.[5] Cabión made his debut for Neftchi Baku against Simurq on 17 February 2013, coming on as 90th minute substitute for fellow Chilean Nicolás Canales.[6] Cabion picked up a Azerbaijan Cup winners medal in May 2013 after Neftchi's victory over Khazar Lankaran, in which he was an unused substitute.[7]

International career[edit]

After his good performances in Melipilla during the season 2007, Cabión was nominated by the coach Nelson Acosta for the Chilean national team on frequently opportunities. On 9 May, he made his national team debut on in a 3–0 victory over Cuba at Rubén Marcos Peralta Stadium as a 79th-minute substitution for Boris Rieloff. Cabión made his first start for Chile once against Cuba, in a 2–0 victory, playing the full 90 minutes. On 23 May, in a match that he played against Haiti, he received his first yellow card, after a foul committed. He played his most important game in a 2–0 defeat behind Costa Rica at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá.

His good performances in the friendly matches with the national team made that Acosta included to Cabión in the 23-man squad for the Copa América 2007 in Venezuela, after of his nomination, he said: "I'm to earn a position to Arturo Sanhueza and Rodrigo Meléndez."[8] During all games of Chile in the group, he was on the bench, but he played one official game for the national team in a 6–1 defeat behind the powerful team of Brazil as a 57th-minute substitution for Gonzalo Jara.



Chile national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 6 0
Total 6 0


Neftchi Baku


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