Daniel González Calvo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Calvo.
Daniel González
Personal information
Full name Daniel Felipe González Calvo
Date of birth (1984-01-30) 30 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Quilpué, Chile
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Antonio Unido
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2004 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Everton 83 (11)
2006–2007 O'Higgins 55 (20)
2008–2012 Colo-Colo 19 (5)
2008 Cobreloa (loan) 23 (10)
2009 Náutico (loan) 6 (1)
2009 O'Higgins (loan) 9 (1)
2010 Everton (loan) 11 (1)
2010–2011 Cobreloa (loan) 30 (11)
2011–2012 Audax Italiano (loan) 29 (6)
2012–2013 Huachipato 49 (5)
2014 Deportes Antofagasta 11 (0)
2015 Barnechea 9 (1)
2015–2016 Trasandino 15 (8)
2016– San Antonio Unido 0 (0)
National team
2007 Chile 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 April 2007

Daniel Felipe González Calvo (born 30 January 1984), commonly known as Chucky González, is a Chilean international footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. He is known in Chile for being a free-kick specialist.

Club career[edit]

He began his football career at Everton of the first tier of his country, in where scored 11 goals in 83 appearances during two seasons. In June 2006, González moved to O'Higgins, club of the same division of Everton based in Rancagua. In January 2008, he was sold to Chilean powerhouse club Colo-Colo, for a US$750.000 transfer fee. After a regular pass at the Colo-Colo team that was runner-up of the Apertura Tournament of that year, he was deemed surplus requirements at Pedreros, thus joining Cobreloa on loan.

In January 2009, he traveled to Brazil and signed for Náutico of the country's first tier in that moment, leaving shortly after not receiving much playing time. Back on his home country, he had spells at O'Higgins and Everton, both loans, but without finding much success.

In June 2010, he returned to Cobreloa, where he became a key part of the Calama team starting eleven, scoring 11 goals during his stay, leaving the team after his one-year loan from Colo-Colo expired. The next season, Gónzalez signed for Audax Italiano, again on loan. At Audax, he played a key part on Audax's season that year, most notably scoring a Hat-trick in a 4-2 away win against La Serena, all of his goals during that match coming from direct free-kicks. Despite being a starter during the year and being on top form throughout the season, he choose to leave the club at the end of the season despite offers from Audax for him to stay.

After terminating his contract with Colo-Colo, he signed for Huachipato, playing regularly, but receiving much criticism for his poor play at the Talcahuano club during the season, especially his low scoring, even from free-kicks. During his first season, he played in 17 matches out of 18, but only scored one goal on regular season, against Iquique at Estadio CAP in a 4-1 victory for the home team.

Huachipato qualified for the championship play-offs that year, with González starting on both matches against Palestino (3-2 victory for Huachipato on aggregate) and also starting on the 1-0 victory against Rangers at home, only missing the return match on Talca after picking up an injury. The return match ended on a 1-1 tie, thus qualifying the steelers to the final for the first time in history. He was left out of the starting eleven of the first leg of the final, against Unión Española at the Santa Laura, only coming on as a sub on the second half. The match ended on a 3-1 for the home side. At the return leg, he was surprisingly put on the starting eleven by coach Jorge Pellicer, despite his low form and injury concerns. He scored two goals on the second leg of the final, one coming from a direct free-kick and adding a second after dribbling two Unión Española players on the run and chipping the ball from outside the box, putting Huachipato 2-1 up at that moment. The match finally ended 3-1 for the home side, and title was decided by a penalty shoot-out. González unfortunately missed his attempt, sending the ball over the bar, however Huachipato prevailed, winning 3-2 on penalties and becoming Chilean league champions for the second time in history. This is Daniel González first title of his career.

International career[edit]

González also represented the Chilean national football team in 2007, playing 3 friendly matches for the team before the Copa América of that year. He scored his first international goal for Chile from a free kick in a 2–0 victory against Cuba at Estadio Rubén Marcos Peralta during a friendly match in Osorno.

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Huachipato

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