|Full name||Manuel Arturo Villalobos Salvos|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1980|
|Place of birth||Iquique, Chile|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|2000||→ Fernández Vial (loan)||?||(?)|
|2001||→ O'Higgins (loan)||8||(0)|
|2001||→ Deportes Naval (loan)||?||(?)|
|2003||San Marcos de Arica||?||(?)|
|2008–2009||Universidad de Chile||70||(27)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2017.
Villalobos joined Colo-Colo's youth squad at the age of ten in 1990. In 1997, he made his professional debut. In 2000, he was loaned to Fernández Vial to gain more playing time and experience. During his time with Fernández Vial he was the second leading scorer of the Primera B (Chilean Second Division). After his impressive season Villalobos was loaned six months to Primera División (Chilean First Division) squad O'Higgins. He then spent the next six months with Deportes Talcahuano. During these two years Villalobos was rejected a chance to return to his original club, Colo-Colo. In 2002 Colo-Colo's coach Jaime Pizarro released him from his contract due to indiscipline.
In 2002 Villalobos signed with Deportes Iquique. The following year Villalobos signed with Portuguese club S.C. Dragões Sandinenses, where he was primarily used as a reserve. The following two years Villalobos spent in the Chilean Third Division where he scored in abundance. However since he was not owned by any first division club, his accomplishments were not taken serious. During this time he thought hard about leaving football for good.
Ñublense, another third division squad, signed Villalobos. Ñublense quickly gained promotion to the Primera B and Villalobos began to regain his interest in football. At the end of the 2006, with Villalobos as the team's top goal scorer and team captain, Ñublense was promoted to the Primera División. In the 2007 Clausura tournament, Villalobos was the second leading scorer of the competition with 13 goals. His good form led Universidad de Chile (Colo-Colo's rival) to sign him to a 2-year contract at the beginning of 2008. Villalobos has said in interviews he hopes to score many goals against Colo-Colo. In the January pre-season matches, Villalobos scored in almost every game. In the 2008 Apertura tournament Villalobos has scored four goals in the first six games. On January 11 he signed a 1-year contract with Huachipato of Chile.
- Universidad de Chile
- Adiós goleador histórico: la sentida despedida de Deportes Iquique a Manuel Villalobos‚ publimetro.cl, 3 June 2017
- Manuel Villalobos – FIFA competition record