Christian Vilches

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Christian Vilches
Personal information
Full name Christian Alberto Vilches González
Date of birth (1983-07-13) July 13, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Universidad de Chile
Number 2
Youth career
Deportes Quilicura
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Deportes Quilicura
2004–2008 Palestino 127 (7)
2005 Unión La Calera (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2011 Audax Italiano 91 (4)
2011–2015 Colo-Colo 141 (3)
2015–2016 Atlético Paranaense 21 (1)
2016– Universidad de Chile 27 (0)
National team
2011– Chile 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2015

Christian Alberto Vilches González (born 13 July 1983) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Chilean club Universidad de Chile.

Club career[edit]


Vilches began his career at Deportes Quilicura, a humble club of his country's third division, until that Palestino, a club of the professional first division, signed to Vilches in 2004. He made his professional debut against Unión San Felipe and scored his first goal in the professional football against Cobresal in a 3–3 draw.

In 2005, the player was loaned to Unión La Calera, in where he remained until June of next year and returned to the colony club. After a regular year 2007, in the next season, Vilches realized a successful performance in his club's historic season, advancing to the 2008 Clausura final.

Audax Italiano[edit]

After his successful participation with Palestino, was reported that one of the 'Big Three', Colo-Colo was interested on him, but finally joined to Audax Italiano. The player scored 2 goals in 39 matches during the season, being a key player in the team's scheme.

In the next season, after an irregular tournament start, Vilches realized a good season with the italians, being titular in all matches, a key man in team and being nominated in the Chilean team of the year, that consecrated him in his position. He played a total of 36 games and scored 2 goals during the season.


After several rumors of Vilches' incorporation to Colo-Colo, was confirmed on 23 June 2011, day in where was presented as club's new player, after of pass the medical.


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