Eduardo Rubio

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Eduardo Rubio
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Personal information
Full name Eduardo Javier Rubio Köstner
Date of birth (1983-11-07) November 7, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Chuquicamata, Chile
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right/Left Winger
Youth career
1998 Colo Colo
1999–2002 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Universidad Católica 128 (27)
2007–2009 Cruz Azul 9 (0)
2007–2008 Colo Colo (loan) 22 (6)
2008–2009 FC Basel (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2010 Unión Española 15 (1)
2011–2012 La Serena 41 (5)
2014 Lota Schwager 12 (1)
National team
2004–2008 Chile 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 18, 2008

Eduardo Javier Rubio Köstner (born November 7, 1983 in Chuquicamata) is a ChileRetired an international footballer.



Rubio made his debut for Universidad Católica in 2002 against Unión Española. After five years with Universidad Católica, Rubio left Chile at the beginning of 2007 for Mexico to play for Cruz Azul. In Mexico, Rubio went through a horrible time only playing nine times and never finding the back of the net. At the end of 2007 Rubio returned to Chile on a yearlong loan, to play for Colo-Colo where he enjoyed modest success. On July 19, 2008, it was announced he had signed for Swiss Super League Champions FC Basel on a yearlong loan.[1] Rubio confessed that he wants to excel for the Swiss team and wants to be the best player in the league. Rubio wants to regain his striker form and score goals to come back to the Chilean National Team coached by Marcelo Bielsa. He made his Basel debut on July 23, coming on a substitute for Fabian Frei during a 1–0 win over Grasshopper Club Zürich at St. Jakob-Park. He made his full debut in a 2–0 defeat to FC Sion at Stade Tourbillon on August 2. He scored his first goal for Basel the following Week (August 9) in a 4–0 win over FC Vaduz at St. Jakob-Park. He made first European appearance in a Basel shirt on August 13, 2008 as a substitute in a 0–0 Champions League Qualifying match draw against Vitória S.C. at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques. After playing just nine games for Basel, he returned to Cruz Azul in June 2009.


Rubio made his name with the Sub-20 squad during a competition held in Uruguay in 2003. On November 17, 2004, he made his debut for the Chilean national team in a 2–1 World Cup Qualifier defeat to Peru at the Estadio Nacional in Lima.

Personal life[edit]

Rubio is studying engineering as well as playing professional football. He is also known as Pajarito and Edu and is the son of former Chilean international player Hugo "Pájaro" Rubio.[2]


Season Club Title
Clausura 2005 Universidad Católica Primera Division Chile Champion
Clausura 2007 Colo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion


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