Felipe Gutiérrez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gutiérrez and the second or maternal family name is Leiva.
Felipe Gutiérrez
Personal information
Full name Felipe Alejandro Gutiérrez Leiva
Date of birth (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Quintero, Chile
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2007 Everton de Viña del Mar
2008–2009 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Universidad Católica 65 (19)
2012–2016 Twente 94 (9)
2016– Betis 0 (0)
National team
2010– Chile 27 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016

Felipe Alejandro Gutiérrez Leiva (Spanish pronunciation: [feˈlipe ɣuˈtjeres]; born 8 October 1990) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Universidad Católica[edit]

Gutiérrez began his youth career at Everton de Viña del Mar in 2004. Four years later, after being scouted, he moved to Universidad Católica. He made his professional debut in 2009 at only 18 years of age. He marked his first goal for the club in Copa Chile in a 4–0 win against San Pedro de Atacama.[citation needed] In 2010, Gutierrez won the Chilean championship with Universidad Católica.[1]

In the 2011 season he became runners-up in the championship with Universidad Católica, losing 4–1 in the final against Universidad de Chile, and won the Chilean Cup.[citation needed] He was also voted "revelation of the season" by readers of the Chilean edition of the El Grafico magazine.[2]

In the 2012 Apertura, he became the club's top scorer with seven goals.[citation needed]

FC Twente[edit]

In June 2012, Gutiérrez signed for FC Twente of the Eredivisie who paid a fee between U.S. $3.5 and 4 million to Universidad Catolica for 70% of the transfer rights.[3][4][5] He made his professional debut for the club on 2 August 2012 in the third qualifying round of the Europa League against FK Mlada Boleslav, being substituted on in the 73th minute.[6] He scored his first goal for Twente on 30 August 2012 in a Europa League play-off match against Bursaspor in a 4–1 win, helping the Dutch team qualify for the group stage.[7]


On 6 July 2016, Gutiérrez signed a four-year deal with La Liga side Real Betis.[8]



Universidad Católica





  1. ^ Salas, Christian (23 March 2016). "Felipe Gutiérrez, el 'comodín' de Juan Antonio Pizzi". AS. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  2. ^ ""Iniestita", la gran revelación del Apertura 2011". El Gráfico (in Spanish). 23 May 2011. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Coerts14, Stefan (13 June 2012). "Official: Twente sign Gutierrez". Goal. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Barrera M., Christian (13 June 2012). "Gutiérrez, la venta récord de Cruzados". La Tercera (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "FC Twente oficializa contratación de Felipe Gutiérrez". El Mercurio (in Spanish). 13 June 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Felipe Gutiérrez debutó oficialmente en triunfo del Twente". La Nación (in Spanish). 2 August 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "En Holanda destacan a Felipe Gutiérrez como clave en el Twente". La Tercera (in Spanish). 1 September 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Real Betis signs Felipe Gutiérrez for the next four seasons". Real Betis. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Chile's long wait for Copa América glory over as Argentina pay the penalty". 2015 Copa América. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Prensa premia a jugador chileno como mejor del año en su liga". El Gráfico (in Spanish). 4 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 

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