Eduardo Bonvallet

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Eduardo Bonvallet
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Personal information
Full name Eduardo Guillermo Bonvallet Godoy
Date of birth 13 January 1955
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
1968–1972 Club Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972-1974 Universidad de Chile
1975-1980 O'Higgins F.C.
1980 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 16 (2)
1981-1982 Universidad Católica
1983 Tampa Bay Rowdies 11 (0)
1983 Unión San Felipe
National team
1979-1982 Chile 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eduardo Guillermo Bonvallet Godoy (born 13 January 1955 in Santiago, Chile) is a retired Chilean footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and later developed a TV and radio sports commentator career, best known for his strong and rather raw commentaries on Chilean footballers, coaches and football's power structures. Bonvallet has self-promoted repeatedly for the position of Coach for the national team. Bonvallet has experience training university-level teams, such as Universidad Gabriela Mistral.

In 2007, Bonvallet was appointed manager of Deportivo Temuco (owned by Nehuen S.A.). The club was undergoing difficulty losing many games before Bonvallet took charge. This was his first chance of managing a professional team in the second division yet failure was not avoided with Temuco being relegated to the Chilean third division. He has been on trial several times for publicly insulting managers, politicians, businessmen, etc. In recent years he has earned a considerable support, while he proclaimed himself "El gurú" ("The Guru").

In 2011, Bonvallet was diagnosed with stomach cancer. However, in late 2012, announced he beat the illness, but must be under chemotherapy for, at least, one year after.

Bonvallet has also coined a lot of insulting words and phrases in Chilean Spanish, which became popular on his show TVO Channel thanks to the involuntary aid of another one, Caiga Quién Caiga. Some of his notorious phrases are:

  • ¡Avíspate re-huevón! (React, dumbass!)
  • ¡Desconchetumadrízate! (Un-motherfucker-ize yourself!)
  • ¡Ahuevonado al máximo! (Dumbass to the max!)
  • ¡Feo, mamón y no sabís nada! (Ugly! Pussy! And you don't know anything!)
  • ¡Grita huevón, grita! (Scream idiot! Scream!)
  • ¡O eres monje, fakir o guerrero, o sencillamente te pierdes![1] (You must be either a monk, a fakir or a warrior or you will simply get lost!)
  • ¡Tienen que comer carne! (They have to eat meat!)

In June 2008, it was reported that there was a physical altercation between Bonvallet and former Chilean footballer Carlos Caszely. The location was a Santiago, Chile ice cream shop located in the commune of Las Condes. Witnesses reported that there was a fist fight after the two had an exchange of words.[2]

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