Pedro Araya Toro
|Full name||Pedro Damián Araya Toro|
|Date of birth||23 January 1942|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right Wing|
|Universidad de Chile|
|1961–1971||Universidad de Chile||215||(82)|
|1971–1973||Real San Luis||?||(?)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
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).
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.
- Mamrud, Roberto (29 February 2012). "Chile - Record International Players". RSSSF.
- "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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