José Rojas (footballer, born 1983)

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José Rojas
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Rojas in 2018
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Rojas Bahamondes
Date of birth (1983-06-23) 23 June 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Talagante, Chile
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Curicó Unido
Number 13
Youth career
Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2015 Universidad de Chile 365 (7)
2006Independiente (loan) 3 (0)
2016 Belgrano 23 (0)
2017 Lorca 17 (1)
2017–2018 San Luis de Quillota 34 (0)
2019 Huachipato 19 (1)
2020– Curicó Unido 20 (1)
National team
2007–2015 Chile 24 (1)
Representing  Chile
Winner Copa América 2015
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 3 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 4 July 2015

José Manuel Rojas Bahamondes[a] (born 23 June 1983 in Talagante, Chile), known as José Rojas, is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Curicó Unido. Primarily a central defender, he can also be deployed as a left-back.

Club career[edit]

Rojas has played the whole of his career for Universidad de Chile except a brief stint with Argentine side Independiente in 2006. He has won four league championships with Universidad de Chile, in Apertura 2004, Apertura 2009 and Apertura and Clausura 2011. For the 2011 season he was selected by his teammates as captain, after Miguel Pinto left the club. In 2011, he captained Universidad de Chile to its first international title as they won the 2011 edition of the Copa Sudamericana in Santiago.

International career[edit]

He made his debut with Chilean national team on 9 May 2007, in a friendly against Cuba scoring a goal in the game.

International goals[edit]



Universidad de Chile

(1): “A” and “C” refer the Apertura and Clausura tournaments that divide the Chilean football champions.




  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rojas and the second or maternal family name is Bahamondes.


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