Leandro Delgado

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Delgado and the second or maternal family name is Plenkovich.
Leandro Delgado
Personal information
Full name Leandro Javier Delgado Plenkovich
Date of birth (1982-07-15) July 15, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Puerto Montt, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Number --
Youth career
1992–2002 Puerto Montt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Puerto Montt
2007 Cobreloa (loan)
2008–2010 Everton 38 (3)
2010–2011 Unión Española 60 (3)
2012–2013 Colo-Colo 33 (0)
2013–2014 Deportes Iquique 25 (0)
2014– Huachipato 0 (0)
National team
2011– Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2012.

Leandro Javier Delgado Plenkovich (born July 15, 1982 in Puerto Montt, Chile) is a Chilean footballer of Croatian descent (Plenković), currently playing as a Centre Back for Huachipato.


Leandro Delgado started his career in Puerto Montt, at those times in the Primera División Chilena, alternating his playing position between defence and the midfield. In 2007 season, Delgado was transferred on loan to Cobreloa, and played Apertura and Clausura tournaments. In 2008, Delgado signed with Everton where he played for two seasons and won the 2008 Torneo Apertura. In 2010, Unión Española have signed the defender from Corporación Deportiva Everton de Viña del Mar to reinforce its squad for the current season.[2]

On January 5, 2012, it was reported that Delgado came to an agreement with Chilean giants Colo-Colo with the "albos" buying the 100% of his pass to Unión Española, and with a contract for three years.[3]

International career[edit]

Delgado made his debut for Chile national football team in a friendly match against Paraguay on December 21, 2011 at the orders of team manager Claudio Borghi.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Leandro Delgado Plenković is of Croatian descent. The surname Plenković has his origin in the town of Svirče, near the city of Jelsa, Croatia on the island of Hvar.