Pedro Araya Toro

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Pedro Araya Toro
Personal information
Full name Pedro Damián Araya Toro
Date of birth (1942-01-23) 23 January 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Right Wing
Youth career
Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1971 Universidad de Chile 215 (82)
1971–1973 Real San Luis ? (?)
1973–1977 Atlas 92 (18)
National team
1964–1972 Chile 50 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Damián Araya Toro (born 23 January 1942) is a retired football player from Chile.


Toro represented the Chilean national team at the 1966 World Cup, and played all three matches for the squad. Between 1964 and 1972, he was capped 50 times and scored 11 goals for his country.[1]

Very skillful and fast, Araya playing of "7" classic (front "outside" of the area). Along with Campos and Carlos Leonel Sanchez formed the great offensive triplet of the 'Ballet Azul'. His career also continues in Mexico playing for the San Luis de Potosi and Atlas de Guadalajara (even in a friendly it was a goal at Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu himself).[2]

In America's Cup in Montevideo, 1967, Araya was called by the Uruguayan press: The Chilean Garrincha.

Araya Toro married a woman from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, where he would move after retiring from football.[2]


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (29 February 2012). "Chile - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ a b "Pedro Araya, el Alexis Sánchez del "Ballet Azul"" [Pedro Araya, Alexis Sánchez's "Blue Ballet"] (in Spanish). Diario La Tercera. 2 September 2011. 

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