Carlos Campos Silva

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Carlos Campos
Personal information
Full name Carlos Héctor Campos Silva
Date of birth (1937-02-14) February 14, 1937 (age 80)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1948–1956 Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1969 Universidad de Chile 259 (183)
National team
1960–1967 Chile 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Carlos Héctor Campos Silva (born February 14, 1937) is a Chilean former footballer.


Carlos Campos was a player for the Universidad de Chile. Campos went by the nickname "The Tank" for his lack of sensation when scoring. He was best known for heading the ball, and famous for keeping his cool when going one-on-one against the goalkeeper.

He scored with the club's signature red "U" on his chest on 183 occasions and 2 times for the Chilean national team,[1] thereby becoming the all-time top goal-scorer for his team, beating Leonel Sanchez. Sanchez boasted 159 goals in comparison.

His achievements include being the player with the most goals scored in the Chilean soccer classics against its many rivals, such as Colo-Colo (16) and Universidad Católica (14). He was part of a historic team known as the Ballet Azul (Blue Ballet), champions six times between 1950 and 1960, who dominated South American football. During this period, he joined forces with teammate Leonel Sanchez, whom he assisted 104 times to score.



Season Team Title
1959 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1962 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1964 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1965 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1967 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League
1969 Chile Universidad de Chile Copa Francisco Candelori
1969 Chile Universidad de Chile Chilean League

Participation in the World Cup[edit]

World Team Result
1962 FIFA World Cup  Chile Third Place
1966 FIFA World Cup  Chile Group Stage