Nelson Tapia

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Nelson Tapia
Personal information
Full name Nelson Antonio Tapia Ríos
Date of birth (1966-09-22)22 September 1966
Place of birth Molina, Maule, Chile
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Youth career
1984–87 O'Higgins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–92 O'Higgins ? (?)
1993 Temuco 17 (0)
1994–2000 Universidad Católica 183 (0)
2000–01 Vélez Sársfield 3 (0)
2001 Puerto Montt 7 (0)
2002 Unión Española 21 (0)
2003 Cobreloa 35 (0)
2004 Santos 18 (0)
2005 Cobreloa 7 (0)
2005 Atlético Junior 12 (0)
National team
1994–2005 Chile 73 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Tapia and the second or maternal family name is Ríos.

Nelson Antonio Tapia Ríos (born 22 September 1966 in Molina, Chile) is a retired Chilean football goalkeeper. He is nicknamed Simpson because during his career he wore a hair style similar to cartoon character Bart Simpson.

He made his debut for the Chilean national team in 1994 against France. After his last match thus far, a 0-5 loss against Brazil in 2005, the tally is at 73 caps. He played all four games for Chile at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and he also won an Olympic bronze medal with Chile at the 2000 Summer Olympics.


National Team[edit]

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Chile
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team Competition