|Full name||Walter Ricardo Vílchez Soto|
|Date of birth||20 February 1982|
|Place of birth||Chiclayo, Peru|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1999||Virgen de Chapi||(0)|
|2002||Sport Coopsol Trujillo||8||(0)|
|2007–2009||→ Puebla (loan)||56||(0)|
|* 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 Vílchez made his league debut in the Torneo Descentralizado in the 2000 season playing for Deportivo Wanka. 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.
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. Vílchez and Chivas USA mututally parted company on 26 July 2013.
- Pierrend, José Luis (28 May 2009). "Peru – Record International Players". RSSSF.
- "Los exitosos hermanos Vílchez" [The successful siblings Vílchez]. La República (in Spanish). 20 December 2010.
- Walter Vílchez at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Chivas USA Add Veteran Defenders Walter Vilchez and Joaquin Velasquez". mlssoccer.com. 27 February 2013.
- "Walter Vílchez fichó por UTC de Cajamarca". tuteve.tv. 16 December 2013.