Mario Soto (footballer)

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Mario Soto
Mario Soto Benavides (born July 10, 1950) — Chile NFT Defender (1975–1985).jpg
Personal information
Full name Mario Soto Benavides
Date of birth (1950-07-10) July 10, 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Magallanes
1973–1977 Union Española
1976–1978 Palmeiras
1977–1986 Cobreloa
National team
1975–1985 Chile 45 (1)
Teams managed
2004 San Felipe
2005–2006 Santiago Wanderers
2010 Cobreloa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mario Soto Benavides (born July 10, 1950 in Santiago de Chile) was a Chilean football defender, who played for his native country in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[1] In total for his country he played 48 matches scoring 1 goal between 1975 and 1985. Soto is one of the biggest idols of Chilean club Cobreloa.

He also played for club football for Chileans CD Magallanes and Unión Española, and Brazilian side Palmeiras.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario Soto Statistics FIFA. Retrieved 4 February 2010.