Jorge Orlando Aravena Plaza

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Aravena and the second or maternal family name is Plaza.
Jorge Aravena
Personal information
Full name Jorge Orlando Aravena Plaza
Date of birth (1958-04-22) 22 April 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1973–1977 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1985 Universidad Católica 76 (28)
1980 Santiago Morning (loan) 20 (5)
1981–1982 Naval (loan) 27 (13)
1985–1986 Real Valladolid 25 (10)
1986–1988 Deportivo Cali 77 (35)
1988–1991 Puebla 112 (66)
1991 Portuguesa 24 (8)
1992 Unión Española 32 (10)
1993 Audax Italiano 20 (7)
National team
1983–1989 Chile 36 (22)
Teams managed
1995 Audax Italiano
1996–1997 Palestino
1998–1999 Santiago Morning
2000 Everton
2001–2002 Santiago Morning
2005 Puebla
2006 Cobreloa
2006–2007 Palestino
2007–2008 Lobos de la BUAP
2008–2009 Santiago Wanderers
2009–2010 Palestino

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jorge Aravena [1] (born 22 April 1958 in Santiago, Chile) is a retired Chilean footballer. A left-footed attacking midfielder or deep-lying forward, he played for several clubs in Latin America and Europe, including Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, Deportivo Cali and Puebla F.C.. Today, Aravena is considered a major figure in the history of these clubs.[2][3][4] In addition, Aravena has managed several clubs in Chile and Latin America.

Aravena also represented the Chile national football team. He earned 36 caps in the 1980s, scoring 22 goals.[5]

Throughout his career Jorge Aravena scored 285 goals, making him the fifth top scorer in the history of Chilean football and the highest scorer among midfielders.[6]



Universidad Católica
Unión Española



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