Walter Vílchez

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Walter Vílchez
Personal information
Full name Walter Ricardo Vílchez Soto
Date of birth (1982-02-20) 20 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Chiclayo, Peru
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
César Vallejo
Number 5
Youth career
Alianza Lima
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Virgen de Chapi (0)
2000 Deportivo Wanka 11 (0)
2001 Unión Minas 7 (0)
2002 Sport Coopsol Trujillo 8 (0)
2003–2004 Alianza Lima 68 (5)
2005 Olimpo 18 (0)
2005–2006 Sporting Cristal 62 (2)
2007–2009 Cruz Azul 17 (0)
2007–2009 Puebla (loan) 56 (0)
2009 Cienciano 16 (1)
2010 Alianza Lima 33 (1)
2011–2012 Sporting Cristal 51 (1)
2013 Chivas USA 11 (0)
2014 UTC 30 (1)
2015 Real Garcilaso 23 (1)
2016 Alianza Universidad 17 (0)
2017- César Vallejo 2 (0)
National team
2001–2012 Peru 64 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06 April 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 March 2012

Walter Ricardo Vílchez Soto (born 20 February 1982) is a Peruvian footballer who currently plays for César Vallejo in the Segunda División Peruana.

He has made 64 appearances for the Peru national football team.[1]

He is the older brother of Óscar Vílchez.[2]

Club career[edit]

Walter Vílchez made his league debut in the Torneo Descentralizado in the 2000 season playing for Deportivo Wanka.[3] The following seasons he played for smaller clubs Unión Minas and Sport Coopsol Trujillo. In 2003, he joined top Peruvian club Alianza Lima and was national champion with the club in 2003 and 2004. In the first half of 2005 he played with Club Olimpo de Bahia Blanca (Argentina). In the second half of 2005 he returned to Peru to play for Sporting Cristal and won the 2005 league title.

In 2007, he went to Mexico to play for Club Deportivo Cruz Azul. He then went to Puebla FC on loan and became an important player for the club, remaining there until 2009. At the start of the following year, it became official that club Atlante, according to his representative, attempted to sign him for one year. However, after several days training in Cancun, the clubs President announced that his move would not be possible given that there were no more places for a foreign player on the team roster.

He returned to Peru in 2009, signing with Cienciano. After one year at the club he rejoined Alianza Lima. In 2011, he joined Sporting Cristal and helped the club capture a league title in 2012.

On 26 February 2013, Major League Soccer club Chivas USA announced they had signed Vílchez along with Mexican defender Joaquín Velázquez, reuniting with their former coach at Puebla FC José Luis Sánchez Solá.[4] Vílchez and Chivas USA mututally parted company on 26 July 2013.[5]

Walter returned to Peru and joined the club UTC for the 2014 season[6]



Alianza Lima
Sporting Cristal


Peru national team


  1. ^ Pierrend, José Luis (28 May 2009). "Peru – Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ "Los exitosos hermanos Vílchez" [The successful siblings Vílchez]. La República (in Spanish). 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Walter Vílchez at
  4. ^ "Chivas USA Add Veteran Defenders Walter Vilchez and Joaquin Velasquez". 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Walter Vílchez fichó por UTC de Cajamarca". 16 December 2013. 

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