Federico Vilar

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Federico Vilar
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Vilar playing for Morelia in 2011
Personal information
Full name Federico Vilar Baudena
Date of birth (1977-05-30) May 30, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1993–2000 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Almirante Brown 42 (0)
2003 Acapulco 18 (0)
2003–2010 Atlante 280 (2)
2010–2013 Morelia 136 (0)
2014–2015 Atlas 54 (0)
2015–2016 Tijuana 49 (0)
Total 579 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Federico Vilar Baudena (born May 30, 1977) is a former Argentine football goalkeeper.[1] Vilar played the majority of his career in Mexico where played for five different clubs. He also won four different titles and scored four goals all by free kicks. Vilar was known for his great reflexes and established himself as one of Mexico’s best goalkeepers, his charisma and leadership ability has also earned him the title of team captain throughout his career.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3]

Vilar played for Atlante for seven years where he won the Apertura 2007 league title, the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League, and played in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.

He moved to Morelia in 2010 where he won the 2010 North American SuperLiga, reached the Clausura 2011 league final, and won the Apertura 2013 Copa MX.

He later played for Atlas and Club Tijuana.

Throughout his career, Vilar wore the number 3 jersey as a tribute to his father.

Vilar announced his retirement in a press conference in Tijuana on November 29, 2016.[4]

Free Kicks[edit]

Vilar scored four goals in his five-year career at Atlante. The first one, against Necaxa, was scored on February 1, 2004. The second was scored on August 12, 2006, against Cruz Azul.[5] 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 from a free kick against CD Olimpia of Honduras in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlante
Morelia

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