|Full name||Federico Vilar Baudena|
|Date of birth||May 30, 1977|
|Place of birth||Junín, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Federico Vilar Baudena (born May 30, 1977) known as El Jefe ("The Chief"), is an Argentine football goalkeeper playing for Liga MX team Club Tijuana. Vilar began his career playing for Boca Juniors in Argentina from 1993 to 2000 and Almirante Brown from 2000 to 2001. He then migrated to Mexico and played for second division team Acapulco until making his debut in Mexico's First Division on December 1, 2003 against Monterrey. He holds Mexican citizenship.
Vilar is well known for his incredible reflexes and has established himself as one of Mexico’s best goalkeepers, Vilar also possess a deadly striking ability and has managed to score goals from the free kick distance. His charisma and leadership ability has also earned him the title of team captain. Known to be one of the best goalkeepers in Mexico, December 24, 2008 it was known what he was interested in joining Boca Jrs to get recognition from his people and fight for a chance to be the starting goalie of the National team of Argentina.
Villar also wears the no 3 jersey as a tribute to his father.
"El Jefe" has scored four goals in his five-year career at Atlante. While it does not sound like many, it is good considering he is a goalkeeper. All the goals were scored from free kicks. Another consideration, is that he actually does not take many of the free kicks for Atlante. When he does, they are struck more than well. The first one, against Necaxa, was scored on February 1, 2004. The second was scored on August 12, 2006, against Cruz Azul. He also scored a goal by free kick against the Chilean champion Colo-Colo during an exhibition match. Also on October 8, 2008 he scored another goal on a free kick against CD Olimpia of Honduras in the CONCACAF Champions League.
||C.F. Atlante captain
José Daniel Guerrero
|Monarcas Morelia captain
Aldo Leão Ramírez
- "Information on debut, etc.". esmas.com.
- Carta abierta a Federico Vilar por: Georgina González Ontiveros, ESPN
- "Video of Vilar's second goal in Mexico.". youtube.com.
- Federico Vilar – FIFA competition record
- Game Statistics
- Guardian statistics
- Federico Vilar Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)