Dante Poli

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Dante Poli
Personal information
Full name Dante Eugenio Poli García
Date of birth (1976-08-15) 15 August 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Arica, Chile
Playing position Centre-back
Youth career
1991–1993 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2002 Universidad Católica ? (?)
2002–2003 Nueva Chicago 20 (1)
2003–2004 Skoda Xanthi ? (?)
2004–2005 Unión Española ? (?)
2005–2006 Puerto Rico Islanders 7 (0)
National team
1993 Chile U17 13 (2)
1995 Chile U20 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dante Eugenio Poli García (born 15 August 1976) is a Chilean football pundit and former player. He played as a defender.


Born in Arica, Poli began his career with Santiago-based club Universidad Católica, with whom he won the Chilean Primera División title in 1997 and 2002. He went on trial with Manchester United in July and August 1997, and played in three friendlies for the club, but was not signed on a permanent basis.[1] In 2003, he left Chile for Argentine side Nueva Chicago, but shortly after finally moved to Europe to sign for Greek club Skoda Xanthi. However, he lasted only a season there before returning to Chile with Unión Española in 2004. He moved to the Puerto Rico Islanders in 2005, where he finished his career, retiring in 2006.

Poli now works as a sport commentator on Chilean sport channel CDF.


  1. ^ "Dante Poli". redstat.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2017.