Matias Concha

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Matias Concha
Concha in Malmö FF.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hernán Matias Arsenio Concha
Date of birth (1980-03-31) 31 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 2
Youth career
1987–1996 Kulladals FF
1997–2000 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Malmö FF 58 (0)
2004–2007 Djurgårdens IF 76 (2)
2007–2012 VfL Bochum 65 (0)
2009–2012 VfL Bochum II 2 (0)
2012– Malmö FF 14 (0)
National team
2006–2008 Sweden 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2008

Matias Concha (born 31 March 1980 in Malmö) is a Swedish footballer of Chilean origin and former national team player for Sweden. He plays as a defender for Malmö FF in Allsvenskan.[1]

Club career[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Concha began his career at the minor Malmö side Kulladals FF, before eventually signing for his home town giants, Malmö FF. In 2004, he moved to Stockholm and Djurgårdens IF after having been given playing time sparsely at Malmö FF. He quickly established himself as a starter for Djurgården and was part of their championship winning team of 2005, as well as Swedish cup golds 2004 and 2005. He played 76 games and scored two goals.

VfL Bochum[edit]

On 20 June 2007, it was announced that Concha would join the German football club VfL Bochum for the 2007–08 season. He signed a four-year deal with a team that had finished eighth the previous season. Concha left Bochum after the 2011–12 season.[2]

Malmö FF[edit]

On 30 July 2012, Malmö FF announced that they had signed Concha for two and a half years. He returned to play with the number 23 shirt, symbolizing his age when he left Malmö for the first time.[3] Concha played his first match for the club on 16 August 2012 when he played 64 minutes in a friendly against Italian side Lazio.[4] He played two league matches for Malmö FF for the 2012 season. Concha took over the number 2 shirt for the 2013 season. He was given a lot of field time in the beginning of what turned out to be a title winning season for the club, however when Miiko Albornoz returned from suspension, Concha lost his place in the starting eleven for the rest of the season. He played a total of seven league matches for the club during the 2013 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 July 2014.[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malmö FF 2000 19 0 19 0
2001 6 0 6 0
2002 15 0 15 0
2003 18 0 4 0 22 0
Total 58 0 4 0 62 0
Djurgårdens IF 2004 22 0 5 0 27 0
2005 23 0 2 0 25 0
2006 20 2 1 0 21 2
2007 11 0 11 0
Total 76 2 8 0 84 2
VfL Bochum 2007–08 18 0 2 0 20 0
2008–09 15 0 0 0 15 0
2009–10 21 0 0 0 21 0
VfL Bochum II 2009–10 1 0 1 0
VfL Bochum 2010–11 10 0 0 0 10 0
2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 65 0 2 0 67 0
VfL Bochum II 2011–12 1 0 1 0
Total 2 0 2 0
Malmö FF 2012 2 0 1 0 3 0
2013 7 0 4 0 0 0 11 0
2014 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Total 14 0 6 0 0 0 20 0
Career total 214 2 8 0 12 0 234 2

International[edit]

As of 6 February 2008.[5]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2006 1 0
2007 6 0
2008 1 0
Total 8 0

International career[edit]

Concha made his first appearance for the Sweden national football team on 23 January 2006 against Jordan.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Djurgårdens IF
Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concha, Matias" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Concha: Ruhrgebiet ist viel intensiver" (in German). vfl-bochum.de. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Malmö FF har gjort klart med Matias Concha". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "MFF nära att klara lika". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Matias Concha". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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