|Full name||Claudio Daniel Bieler|
|Date of birth||March 1, 1984|
|Place of birth||Vera, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current club||Sporting Kansas City|
|2011||→ Newell's Old Boys (loan)||13||(3)|
|2011–2012||→ LDU Quito (loan)||32||(18)|
|2013–||Sporting Kansas City||31||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 7, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Rise in career
In 2005 Bieler made his professional debut with Primera División Argentina squad Colón de Santa Fe. The following year he was loaned to Primera B Nacional Argentina squad Atlético Rafaela, where he led the league with sixteen goals. In 2007, he caught the eye of fellow Argentine Claudio Borghi who signed him to Colo-Colo. Bieler attained the 2007 Clausura championship in Chile with Colo Colo.
At LDU Quito, he built a reputation as a very capable striker. He was an integral part of the squad that won the 2008 Copa Libertadores (where he had a goal wrongfully disallowed for offsides in the final game) and the squad that was the runner-up of the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He was the team's top-scorer in 2008 with 17 goals, and was the Ecuadorian Serie A's top-scorer in 2009 with 22 goals. He provided the winning goal in Liga's win in the first leg of the 2009 Recopa Sudamericana and scored one of three goals in the second leg at home. In the 2009 Copa Sudamericana, he was the tournament's top-scorer with eight goals, including two hat-tricks against Argentine team Lanús and Uruguayan team River Plate.
He scored his first hat-trick for Serie A on February 12, 2012 in the match between LDU Quito and Olmedo, where LDU Quito won 5-0. He garnered interest from Mexican clubs, although he expressed his wish to retire with Liga de Quito.
Sporting Kansas City
Due to his performance playing for LDU Quito, elements of the Ecuadorian press has suggested that Bieler should play for the Ecuadorian national team. When asked to comment on the remarks, he has publicly stated that he would change nationalities to play for Ecuador. However, on February 4, 2010 he was called up by Argentine manager Diego Maradona, but ended up not playing because of a suspected injury. In May 2010, Bieler returned to Ecuador to undergo the naturalization process, which would leave him to be eligible for the Ecuadorian national team.
- LDU Quito
- Sporting Kansas City
- "‘Olé’ asegura que Bieler firmó esta madrugada por Racing". futbolecuador.com. January 6, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- "Sporting KC signs Claudio Bieler as Designated Player | Sporting Kansas City". Sportingkc.com. December 18, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
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- 07h38 (October 21, 2009). "A Claudio Bieler le gustaría nacionalizarse ecuatoriano" (in (Spanish)). El Universo. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
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- "Dudas por Bieler" [Doubts about Bieler]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. February 20, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- "El Taca será ecuatoriano" [El Taca will be an Ecuadorian]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. May 17, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
- "Claudio Bieler ya tiene cédula para jugar como ecuatoriano" [Claudio Bieler already naturalized to play as Ecuadorian] (in (Spanish)). El Universo. July 22, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- Argentine Primera statistics at Fútbol XXI (Spanish)
- Club career at BDFA (Spanish)
- Claudio Bieler at ESPN FC