Nicolás Sebastián Canales Calas ( Spanish pronunciation: , born 27 June 1985) is a [nikoˈlas kaˈnales] Chilean footballer that is currently Colo-Colo. He plays as striker.
Club career [ edit ]
Early career [ edit ]
Canales debuted with
Universidad de Chile where he won the Apertura in 2004 and reached the final of the Clausura in 2005.
He scored five goals in nine matches in the
Liga de Honra while playing for Benfica B.
On 1 August 2007 he signed with Romanian squad
CFR Cluj by 450.000£. However his time there was short, because at the beginning of 2008 Canales returned to Chile to play for Unión Española.
Palestino [ edit ]
In 2010, he was transferred to
Palestino where he scored 34 times in 73 appearances. Their great performances give him the chance to play with the Chilean national football team.
Neftchi Baku [ edit ]
In June 2012, he signed for
Neftchi Baku of the Azerbaijan Premier League in a one year deal. He played his first game for Neftchi in a friendly against [1 ] Dinamo București. He made his competitive debut in a UEFA Champions League fixture against Zestafoni on 17 July. He scored the third goal of the 3–0 home victory. In the 2012–13 Azerbaijan Premier League edition, he played in 31 games and scored 26 goals, helping his team win the Azerbaijan Premier League and becoming the top goalscorer of the championship.He also won the Azerbaijan Cup in the 2012–13 edition playing five games and scoring one goal in the competition.
Colo-Colo [ edit ]
On August 13, 2013, he signed for
Colo-Colo of the Chilean Primera División in a one year deal. [2 ]
International career [ edit ]
Canales made his senior international debut in the 2–0 defeat by
Paraguay on 15 February 2012. He also participated in the U-20 2005 Sudamericano in [3 ] Colombia. He went on to later play at the 2005 U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands. [4 ]
Career statistics [ edit ]
As of 6 Oct 2013
Honours [ edit ]
Universidad de Chile
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]