Cléber Chalá

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Cléber Chalá
Personal information
Full name Cléber Manuel Chalá Herrón
Date of birth (1971-06-29) 29 June 1971 (age 44)
Place of birth Imbabura, Ecuador
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–2001 El Nacional 359 (77)
2001–2002 Southampton 0 (0)
2002–2003 El Nacional 45 (16)
2004 Deportivo Quito 28 (7)
2004 Universidad San Martín 15 (2)
2005–2008 El Nacional 60 (9)
Total 507 (111)
National team
1992–2004 Ecuador 86 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 1, 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 5, 2008

Cléber Manuel Chalá Herrón (born June 29, 1971 in Imbabura) is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who played 86 games for the Ecuador national team between 1992 and 2004.[1]

Chalá played for Ecuador at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and in the 1993 Copa América,[2] 1997 Copa América[3] and 2001 Copa América[4]

At club level he has played mostly for Nacional Quito where he has made over 450 appearances and participated in 4 Ecuadorian league championship winning campaigns (1992, 1996, 2005A & 2006).

He has also played club football for Deportivo Quito and Universidad San Martín de Porres in Peru. He also had a spell in England with Southampton F.C. but never played in the first team.[5] He was signed along with fellow countryman Agustín Delgado, but neither made an impact in English football.

He was father-in-law to fellow Ecuadorian footballer Christian Benítez.


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