Santiago Arias

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arias and the second or maternal family name is Naranjo.
Santiago Arias
Personal information
Full name Santiago Arias Naranjo
Date of birth (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
PSV
Number 4
Youth career
La Equidad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 La Equidad 28 (0)
2011–2013 Sporting CP 7 (0)
2012–2013 Sporting B 28 (1)
2013– PSV 40 (2)
National team
2009 Colombia U17 6 (0)
2011 Colombia U20 14 (1)
2013– Colombia 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 January 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:24, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Santiago Arias Naranjo (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo ˈaɾjas]; born 13 January 1992) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a right back for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.

Club career[edit]

Arias was a youth product of the La Equidad academy. He was moved into the senior squad during 2009 which led him into becoming a regular. After a successful spell, he soon moved to Portugal.

Sporting CP[edit]

While representing the U20 national Colombian side in 2011, Arias attracted the scouts of Sporting CP, where he spent most of his playing time with the B-Squad. He occasionally made appearances with the first squad, but never broke in for a permanent spot.

PSV[edit]

In early 2013, Arias was linked to the Dutch club PSV but nothing was finalized.[1] In July 2013, Arias was once again linked to the club where both parties agreed on finalizing a deal. It was then reported that Arias signed a four-year contract and PSV paid Sporting €1.6 million for a package deal including fellow Sporting CP team-mate Stijn Schaars.[2][3][4] Upon his arrival, Arias was handed the number 13 shirt. He made his league debut on 3 August, playing a full 90 minutes in a 2-3 away win against ADO Den Haag.[5]

He made his first direct contribution for PSV as he scored the opening goal in a 3-2 home win over FC Twente.[6]

International career[edit]

Santiago Arias was part of Colombia U17 team who finished fourth in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, playing all matches (except third place match, making a total of 6 appearances) and scoring the first penalty during quarter-final penalty shoot-out against Turkey.

In 2011, Santiago Arias played all 9 matches for Colombia U20 team when they finished sixth in the 2011 South American Youth Championship. Eduardo Lara, Colombia's coach, also called him for the 2011 Toulon Tournament where Arias, who started all 5 matches, was part of Colombia's team that reached and won the final.

In September 2013, Arias received his first call up for Colombia's senior team to dispute the 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against Chile and Paraguay, following first choice Camilo Zúñiga's injury.[7] He made his debut against Paraguay and played the entire match in a 1-2 away victory.

Club statistics[edit]

Correct as of 20 December 2014

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
La Equidad 2009 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2010 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2011 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Sporting CP 2011–12 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2012–13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
PSV Eindhoven 2013–14 25 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 32 1
2014–15 14 1 2 0 0 0 4 0 20 1
Total 39 2 3 0 0 0 10 0 52 2
Career total 74 2 5 0 0 0 13 0 90 2

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