Miguel Aceval

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Miguel Aceval
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ángel Aceval Muñoz
Date of birth (1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Deportes Temuco
Number 24
Youth career
Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Colo-Colo 159 (18)
2007 O'Higgins (loan) 18 (2)
2008 Huachipato 18 (3)
2009–2010 Unión Española 48 (9)
2011 Universidad de Concepción 30 (5)
2012 Toronto FC 5 (0)
2012–2013 Huachipato 18 (0)
2014–2015 Curicó Unido 46 (8)
2015– Deportes Temuco 36 (3)
National team
2011– Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 January 2015.

Miguel Ángel Aceval Muñoz (born January 8, 1983 in Santiago) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Deportes Temuco.

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Aceval began in the youth system of Colo-Colo and made his professional debut on August 18, 2001 with Colo-Colo against Huachipato. While with Colo Colo, Aceval starts receiving acclaim for his long range shooting.[1] After the 2006 Clausura championship with Colo-Colo, he made a loan move to O'Higgins before returning to Colo-Colo. While with Colo Colo, Aceval was a key player in helping the club to Chilean Primera División titles during the 2002 Clausura, 2006 Apertura, 2006 Clausura, and 2007 Clausura.

In 2008, Aceval went to play for a short spell with Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting, then he made his return to the Chilean league with Huachipato. After his brief spell with Huachipato, he signed with Unión Española. While with Unión Española, Aceval appeared in 48 league matches and scored 9 goals. For the 2011 season he joined Universidad de Concepción and scored 5 goals in 30 appearances.

Aceval left Chile at the end of the 2011 season signing with Toronto FC on January 30, 2012.[2] He scored his first goal on a free kick for Toronto FC against Santos Laguna in the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League semifinals on March 28, 2012.

On June 18, 2012, Miguel Aceval, along with two other Toronto FC players, were arrested in Houston and charged with public intoxication.[3] On July 26, the club had announced that they had terminated Aceval's contract.[4]

International[edit]

Aceval received his first call up and played for the Chilean national team on Sept 4, 2011 in a friendly against Mexico.

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC
Huachipato

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