|Full name||Javier Luciano Margas Loyola|
|Date of birth||10 May 1969|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|1998–2001||West Ham United||24||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2008|
Margas was born in Santiago de Chile. He experienced the most successful period in his career with his first club Colo-Colo, where he was part of four league championship winning squads. He was also part of the club's famous Copa Libertadores win in 1991, and also won two other international tournaments.
In 1995 Margas joined Club América in Mexico but didn't settle, returning to Colo-Colo in 1996.
Margas then joined Universidad Católica, where he was part of the squad that won the 1997 Apertura.
West Ham United
Margas' last years as a player were spent with West Ham United. He scored once during his spell with West Ham, in a 5–0 win over Coventry City in April 2000. Margas gained notoriety for disappearing from England without a trace and many weeks passed before he was found in his home country. Margas retired in 2001 and returned to Chile.
Margas was famous for dyeing his hair in different colours and shapes (most notably with the Chilean flag colours).
Since retiring from football, Margas has worked as a youth coach at Colo-Colo, appeared on a reality TV show called Expedición Robinson, ran his own business, and bought former President Augusto Pinochet's armoured car.
|3 February 1996||Cochabamba, Bolivia||Bolivia||1–1||International Friendly|
|2 June 1996||Barinas, Venezuela||Venezuela||1–1||FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|9 October 1996||Asunción, Paraguay||Paraguay||2–1||FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|7 November 1997||Antofagasta, Chile||Guatemala||4–1||International Friendly|
|22 April 1998||Santiago||Colombia||2–2||International Friendly|
|26 April 2000||Lima, Peru||Peru||1–1||FIFA World Cup qualifier|
- Universidad Católica
- Chilean Primera División: 1997
- Sills, Adam (22 April 2000). "'Genius' Di Canio oddly out of the reckoning". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
- "Best and worst South American XI". Www.teamtalk.com. 28 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- "Javier Margas se adjudica en remate automóvil de Pinochet". www.emol.com. 29 August 2001. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- rsssf: Chile record international footballers
- Javier Margas at National-Football-Teams.com