Paulo Garcés

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Paulo Garcés
Garcés with O'Higgins in 2013
Personal information
Full name Paulo Andrés Garcés Contreras
Date of birth (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Parral, Chile
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Deportes Antofagasta
Number --
Youth career
1999–2003 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2011 Universidad Católica 66 (0)
2004 Deportes Puerto Montt (loan) 18 (0)
2007 Deportes Puerto Montt (loan) 13 (0)
2008 Lobos BUAP (loan) 17 (0)
2008 Everton (loan) 6 (0)
2011–2013 Universidad de Chile 5 (0)
2011 Unión La Calera (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2014 O'Higgins 30 (0)
2014–2017 Colo-Colo 32 (0)
2017– Deportes Antofagasta 0 (0)
National team
2011– Chile 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 January 2011

Paulo Andrés Garcés Contreras (born 2 August 1984) is a Chilean footballer who as of 2015 played for Primera División club Deportes Antofagasta as a goalkeeper.


Garcés made his debut in 2003 against Santiago Wanderers in the closing championship at San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium. He was loaned out to Deportes Puerto Montt in 2004 and 2007

After returning from the loan Deportes Puerto Montt, Universidad Católica loaned him to Lobos de la BUAP of Primera "A" of Mexican soccer. After his experience in Mexico, he returns to Chile to play in Everton de Viña del Mar team in which he was on the starting eleven sometimes. In 2009, he returns to Universidad Católica willing to win a place on the starting eleven of coach Marco Antonio Figueroa.

In 2013, he won the Apertura 2013–14 with O'Higgins. In the tournament, he played 16 matches receiving 12 goals; including the final versus Universidad Católica, where he was a key player after made saves in the final minutes.

In 2014, he won the Supercopa de Chile against Deportes Iquique, but he do not played because was called up for the Chile national team. [1]

He participated with the club in the 2014 Copa Libertadores where they faced Deportivo Cali, Cerro Porteño and Lanús, being third and being eliminated in the group stage. [2]

Personal life[edit]

Garcés is married with the model Joyce Castiblanco. The couple have three children: Florencia, Benjamín and Paulo. [3][4]



Universidad Católica
Universidad de Chile
Colo Colo



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