Rubén Espinoza

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Rubén Espinoza
Personal information
Full name Rubén Alberto Espinoza Molina
Date of birth (1961-06-01) 1 June 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Tomé, Chile
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1988 Universidad Católica 320 (24)
1989–1991 Colo-Colo 97 (13)
1991–1992 Cruz Azul 35 (1)
1992–1994 O'Higgins 69 (8)
1993Everton (loan) 20 (5)
1994 Unión Española 21 (4)
1995 Universidad Católica 17 (2)
1996 Richmond Kickers 9 (3)
National team
1983–1991 Chile 31 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2007

Rubén Alberto Espinoza Molina (born 1 June 1961) is a retired Chilean international football midfielder, who was capped 31 times for the Chilean national team between 1983 and 1991. This year he won the Libertadores de América Cup, with Colo-Colo. He made his debut for the national squad on 1983-04-28 in a friendly against Brazil.

Espinoza spent most of his career playing club football in Chile, and spent nine years with the Chilean national team. He played one season with Mexican side Cruz Azul, helping the club reach the semi-finals where they lost to León. He finished his career playing in the USISL Select League for the Richmond Kickers.[1]


  1. ^ Lindquist, Jerry (May 10, 1996). "Espinoza is Kickers' workhorse: Player once pondered retirement". Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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