Yimmi Chará

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Yimmi Chará
Yimmi Chará vs. Jaguares.png
Chará playing for Atlético Junior in 2017
Personal information
Full name Yimmi Javier Chará Zamora
Date of birth (1991-04-02) April 2, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Atlético Mineiro
Number 8
Youth career
Centauros Villavicencio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Centauros Villavicencio
2010–2014 Deportes Tolima 119 (28)
2015–2017 Monterrey 45 (4)
2015Atlético Nacional (loan) 24 (5)
2016Sinaloa (loan) 16 (1)
2017–2018 Atlético Junior 49 (19)
2018– Atlético Mineiro 27 (3)
National team
2014– Colombia 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018

Yimmi Javier Chará Zamora (born April 2, 1991) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a right winger for Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro and the Colombia national team.

Club career[edit]

On 17 December 2014, Rayados de Monterrey signed Chará from Deportes Tolima. He was the fifth Colombian in the present tournament joining his compatriots Stefan Medina, Dorlan Pabon as well as Alexander Mejía and Edwin Cardona who just joined the team. On June 2015 Chará was loaned to Atlético Nacional where they became League Champions. Atlético Nacional wanted to extend Chará's contract but on 17 December 2015, Dorados de Sinaloa agreed to signed Chará in a 6-month loan deal from Monterrey.

In July 2017, Chará signed for Atlético Junior. He scored 13 goals in 28 games in his first season at Barranquilla, helping Junior win the 2017 Copa Colombia.

On 12 June 2018, Chará joined Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro on a five-year contract for a reported fee of €5 million.[1]

International career[edit]

On October 3, 2014, Chará was called up to the Colombian senior team, for the first time, by manager José Néstor Pekerman for the team's friendlies against El Salvador and Canada. On 31 August 2017, Chará made his official debut with Colombia playing an away game against Venezuela. On his third match with Colombian senior team against Paraguay national football team, he assisted and quickly became to a more important player for Colombian senior team.

In May 2018 he was named in Colombia’s preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[2] However, he did not make the final cut to 23.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 July 2018.
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tolima 2010 3 0 3 0
2011 6 0 6 0
2012 34 7 3 0 37 7
2013 41 10 8 1 49 11
2014 35 11 1 1 36 12
Total 119 28 1 1 11 1 131 30
Monterrey 2014–15 11 1 7 3 18 4
2016–17 34 3 6 4 3 1 43 8
Total 45 4 13 7 3 1 61 12
Atlético Nacional (loan) 2015 24 5 2 0 26 5
Total 24 5 2 0 26 5
Dorados (loan) 2015–16 16 1 16 1
Total 16 1 16 1
Atlético Junior 2017 18 11 2 0 8 2 28 13
2018 11 4 10 2 21 6
Total 29 15 2 0 18 4 49 19
Atlético Mineiro 2018 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Career Total 233 53 18 8 32 6 283 67

International[edit]

As of 12 July 2018.[4]
National team Year Apps Goals
Colombia
2014 2 0
2017 4 0
2018 1 1
Total 7 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 7 September 2018 Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, United States  Venezuela 2–1 2–1 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Chará's two brothers are also professional football players. Luis Felipe plays for Mineros de Guayana of the Venezuelan Primera División and Diego for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Deportes Tolima

Atlético Nacional

Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.atletico.com.br/atletico-apresenta-atacante-colombiano-yimmi-chara/
  2. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  3. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/falcao-and-james-join-injured-duo-in-colombias-world-cup/wnbuppcvblfj1humzah4jkfbq
  4. ^ "Yimmi Chará". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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