Nicolás Esteban Medina Ríos

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Nico Medina
Personal information
Full name Nicolás Esteban Medina Rios
Date of birth (1987-03-28) 28 March 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
C.S.D. Rangers
Number 30
Youth career
Universidad Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Universidad Chile 13 (2)
2007–2011 Osasuna 0 (0)
2007–2008 Eibar (loan) 10 (0)
2008–2009 Huesca (loan) 21 (3)
2009–2010 Castellón (loan) 14 (2)
2011 Akademik Sofia 0 (0)
2012–2013 Curicó Unido 19 (9)
2013 Deportes Naval 11 (1)
2013–2016 San Marcos Arica 61 (12)
2016–2017 Curicó Unido 2 (0)
2017- C.S.D. Rangers 6 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Chile U20 17 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.

Nicolás 'Nico' Esteban Medina Ríos (born 28 March 1987) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for C.S.D. Rangers as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Santiago, Medina began his football career at Club Universidad de Chile, being promoted to the first team in 2006. Also during that year, he received an offer from Real Madrid, but did not accept it because he still wanted to develop his game before making the move to Europe.

In the following summer, Medina signed with another club from Spain, CA Osasuna, in a four-year contract and a 400.000 fee. He was immediately loaned to Segunda División side SD Eibar,[1] where he was played very rarely (ten matches out of 42).

For the 2008–09 season, Medina was again loaned by the Navarrese to another team in that level, SD Huesca.[2] He appeared slightly more than the previous campaign, contributing with three goals to the Aragonese's survival in the category.[3][4][5]

On 27 November 2009, Medina moved clubs again, still owned by Osasuna, joining CD Castellón in a season-long move.[6] He definitely cut ties with the former in the 2010 winter transfer window, signing with PFC Akademik Sofia.

International career[edit]

Medina represented Chile at under-20 level, playing all the matches at the 2007 South American Youth Championship and netting five times as his team finished fourth and qualified for that year's FIFA U-20 World Cup.[7] In the finals held in Canada he helped the nation to the third place, scoring in the opening game against the hosts and against the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[8]


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