Mario Cáceres

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Mario Cáceres
Personal information
Full name Mario Antonio Cáceres Gómez
Date of birth (1981-03-17) 17 March 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Colo-Colo 12 (1)
2000 Ñublense (loan) 15 (2)
2000 Everton Viña Mar (loan) ? (16)
2001 Sporting B (loan) 7 (1)
2001 Sporting CP (loan) 1 (0)
2004 Universidad Concepción
2005 Lobos BUAP
2005 Aris 21 (3)
2006 Colo-Colo 7 (0)
2007 Pas Giannina 7 (0)
2007–2008 Unión Española 30 (13)
2008–2010 St. Gallen 28 (7)
2010 San Luis 7 (0)
2011 Audax Italiano 17 (2)
2012–2013 Everton Viña Mar 34 (6)
2014 Temuco 12 (2)
National team
2001 Chile U20
2004 Chile U23 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 2 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cáceres and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.

Mario Antonio Cáceres Gómez (born 17 March 1981) is a Chilean footballer who plays as a striker.

During his career, he played for Colo-Colo on three different occasions (being nicknamed "El Petrolero" in his country), but also plied his trade in four different countries.

Club career[edit]

Born in the capital Santiago, Cáceres made his debut for Colo-Colo in 1998, but spent the following years on loan in the country, to Ñublense and Corporación Deportiva Everton de Viña del Mar respectively.

Caceres was signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal in January 2001, at the same time as compatriot Rodrigo Tello.[1][2] Grossly unsettled he returned to Colo-Colo after just a few months, as the Lisbon club refused to activate the buying option it had on the player.

At the start of the 2004 season, Cáceres switched for C.D. Universidad de Concepción, but left the following year to Liga MX side Lobos de la BUAP.

Before the start of 2005's Apertura, Cáceres moved to another country, transferring to Greek team Aris Thessaloniki FC, in the country's second level. In 2006 he rejoined Colo-Colo for a third stint, but returned to Greece and its division two the next year, with Pas Giannina FC.

Cáceres found some stability in the 2008 summer, going on to play two seasons at Switzerland's FC St. Gallen. Subsequently he returned to his country, first joining San Luis de Quillota and going on to represent Audax Italiano, former team Everton and Deportes Temuco.

International career[edit]

Cáceres capped for Chile at under-20 level, appearing at both the 2001 South American U-20 Championship and the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.[3] He also played for the nation at the 2004 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic tournament.


  1. ^ "Cáceres reforça plantel" [Cáceres bolsters squad] (in Portuguese). Record. 28 December 2000. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Luz-verde para Rodrigo Tello" [Green light to Rodrigo Tello] (in Portuguese). Record. 4 January 2001. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mundial sub-20: Fonte da juventude" [Mundial sub-20: Fountain of youth] (in Portuguese). Record. 21 June 2001. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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