Arias lining up for PSV in October 2014
|Full name||Santiago Arias Naranjo|
|Date of birth||13 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Medellin, Colombia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017
Arias was a youth product of the La Equidad academy. He was moved into the senior squad during 2009 which led him into becoming a regular. After a successful spell, he soon moved to Portugal.
While representing the U20 national Colombian side in 2011, Arias attracted the scouts of Sporting CP, where he spent most of his playing time with the B-Squad. He occasionally made appearances with the first squad, but never broke in for a permanent spot.
In early 2013, Arias was linked to the Dutch club PSV but nothing was finalized. In July 2013, Arias was once again linked to the club where both parties agreed on finalizing a deal. It was then reported that Arias signed a four-year contract and PSV paid Sporting €1.6 million for a package deal including fellow Sporting CP team-mate Stijn Schaars. Upon his arrival, Arias was handed the number 13 shirt. He made his league debut on 3 August, playing a full 90 minutes in a 2–3 away win against ADO Den Haag.
Santiago Arias was part of Colombia U17 team who finished fourth in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, playing all matches (except third place match, making a total of 6 appearances) and scoring the first penalty during quarter-final penalty shoot-out against Turkey.
In 2011, Santiago Arias played all 9 matches for Colombia U20 team when they finished sixth in the 2011 South American Youth Championship. Eduardo Lara, Colombia's coach, also called him for the 2011 Toulon Tournament where Arias, who started all 5 matches, was part of Colombia's team that reached and won the final.
In September 2013, Arias received his first call up for Colombia's senior team to dispute the 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against Chile and Paraguay, following first choice Camilo Zúñiga's injury. He made his debut against Paraguay and played the entire match in a 1–2 away victory.
Arias was included in Colombia's 23 man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He made three appearances in the tournament, coming on as a sub in all of Colombia's group stage matches. The following year, Arias was included in the final squad for the 2015 Copa America. He appeared in two matches in the initial line-up, including the quarter-final 0–0 draw against Argentina where Colombia were eliminated 5–4 on penalties.
He was a part of the 2016 Copa America Colombian starting roster.
- Colombia U20
- Correct as of match played 15 April 2017
- Reserves performance
|2012–13||Sporting B||Segunda Liga||28||1||28||1|
|2013–14||Jong PSV||Jupiler League||2||0||2||0|
- As of 28 March 2017
- PSV tiene en la mira a Santiago Arias otra vez - Goal.com
- PSV oficializa Stijn Schaars e Santiago Arias - PÚBLICO
- Mercado: OFICIAL - Arias também já pertence aos quadros do PSV | Notícias Sporting | Futebol 365
- Flitsend half uur helpt PSV langs ADO | nu.nl/sport | Het laatste nieuws het eerst op nu.nl
- PSV Eindhoven 3-2 Twente Match Report - Football Oranje
- PSV-Bayern München - 1 November 2016
- Pekerman convoca a Santiago Arias por el lesionado Camilo Zúñiga - Terra Colombia
- Santiago Arias at National-Football-Teams.com