Luis Mena Irarrázabal

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Luis Mena
Personal information
Full name Luis Arturo Mena Irarrázabal
Date of birth (1979-08-28) 28 August 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Puente Alto, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2014 Colo-Colo 322 (7)
2001 Puerto Montt (loan) 21 (0)
Total 343 (7)
National team
1999 Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2011 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Luis Arturo Mena Irarrázabal (born 28 August 1979) is a Retired Chilean professional footballer. He is the only player in Chilean football history to win more than 10 domestic league titles. He also holds more than 300 appearances for Colo-Colo, with 7 goals. Because of this, Mena has been dubbed by Chilean press and Colo Colo fans as the "historic one" (el historico).

He made his professional debut with Colo-Colo more than a decade ago on November 26, 1996 in the final of the Copa Chile against Rangers. He has spent his entire career, except one year when he was playing on loan at Puerto Montt, playing with Colo-Colo as a defender.

Mena was the captain of the Under-20 Chilean national team between 1998 and 1999. He has been described as "not the most flashiest or talented footballer", but Mena is known for his loyalty to Colo-Colo and his calm leadership on the field.[1]

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
1996 ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
1996 ChileColo-Colo Copa Chile Champion
1997 ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
1998 ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2002 Clausura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2006 Apertura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2006 Clausura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2007 Apertura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2007 Clausura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2008 Clausura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2009 Clausura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion
2014 Clausura ChileColo-Colo Primera Division Chile Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[Perfiles] Luis Mena "El Incombustible Multicampeón"". Charla Technica. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

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