Cristián Montecinos

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Cristián Montecinos
Personal information
Full name Cristián Antonio Montecinos González
Date of birth (1970-12-29) 29 December 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Talca, Chile
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1984–1988 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Rangers 50 (21)
1991–1993 Unión Española 41 (16)
1994 Temuco 25 (12)
1994–1995 Atlético Junior 46 (26)
1996 Deportes Tolima 9 (1)
1996–1997 Santos Laguna 37 (5)
1998 Deportes Concepción 6 (5)
1998 Cruz Azul 14 (2)
1999 Colo-Colo 28 (10)
2000 Necaxa 12 (4)
2000 Puebla 12 (3)
2001 Deportes Concepción 11 (9)
2001–2002 Al Wasl 18 (14)
2002 CSC Dubai 21 (19)
2003 Al-Ittihad 4 (5)
2003–2004 Al Wahda 0 (0)
2005–2007 Deportes Concepción 47 (20)
2006 Unión Española (loan) 20 (1)
2009 San Marcos de Arica 2 (0)
National team
1999–2001 Chile 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 13th, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 13th, 2017

Cristian Antonio Montecinos González (born 29 December 1970 in Talca) a retired Chilean football player who played for several teams in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. He also played as for the Chilean national team.

Montecinos began his professional career in 1988. During his playing career he played for teams like Rangers, Unión Española, Deportes Temuco, Atlético Junior, Santos Laguna, Deportes Concepción, Cruz Azul, Colo-Colo, Necaxa, Puebla, Al Wasl, among others.

He was member of Chile’s 23-man squad at 2001 Copa América, whilst the team was coached by Nelson Acosta.

Club career[edit]

Product of his hometown’s team youth set-up, Rangers de Talca, he professionally debuted in 1988. That year he only played one game and didn't scored goals at the second-level (Primera B. Then, and now at top-level following the team's promotion, he netted seven goals in 21 participations.

In 1992, Montecinos was transferred to Unión Española, winning the cup title the same year. Two years later, he was hired by Deportes Temuco where was Copa Chile goalscorer with fifteen goals.[1]

In 1994, he moved to Colombia to play for Atlético Junior. There he became a key player in a club where he had a teammates to players like Iván René Valenciano and Carlos Valderrama. During his spell at Barranquilla-based side between 1995 and 1994, Montecinos scored 16 goals, which allowed him to be recruited by Mexico’s Santos Laguna for the 1996–97 season.

International career[edit]

Montecinos represented the Chile national side during the Copa América 2001, scoring three goals in four games.



Santos Laguna


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