Jaime Lopresti

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Jaime Lopresti Travanic (born January 27, 1974)[1] is a Chilean football defender. Jaime is a respected defender and defensive midfielder. He last played for the Edmonton Aviators of the A-League. Before that he played in his native Chile for top teams Universidad Catolica, Unión Española, and Colo-Colo winning two national championships. He played one match for the Chilean national team. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 1992 Jaime started his professional career in Universidad Catolica Club at the age of 17. His Pro debut was against Argentinian club Independiente de Avellaneda in August 1992. In 1994, Jaime was loaned to Coquimbo Unido where he scored 3 goals playing in the right back position. Coquimbo Unido renewed his contract for the following 1995 season where Jaime first caught the eye of Men`s National Squad coach Javier Azgargorta. That same year Jaime made his first appearance in the Chilean Men's Team against Canada. In 2006, Jaime signed with the powerful Union Espanola Team and also renewed for the 2007 Season. From 2008-2009 Jaime travelled up to northern Chile to play for Deportes Iquique where he managed to be named top defender and scored 5 goals. His speed and strength caught the interest with the well known Colo-Colo where he spent 3 seasons. In 2004 Jaime once again signed for Union Espanola and later that same Year travelled to his native Canada to join the newly formed Edmonton Aviators Team for the A-League division scoring two goals.


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