The best Chilean players of all time
Many great players have passed through the history of Chile, some triumphed abroad, others in Chile, some won titles, others simply shone in their club, but all deserve their place in history. But if we ask ourselves who is the best: Which one would it be?
Francisco "Chamaco" Valdés, was the best football athlete in 1974, won two national championships and a Chile Cup with Colo colo, and between 1961 and 1969 he made 133 goals in his team, made a total of 216 goals throughout his career, and nine in the Chilean team
The best player in the history of Chile, at least according to the Mexicans, is one of the greatest idols of all time of Club América, even the hall that the club has with all the international matches that the team has had is called Carlos Reinoso . He won the CONCACAF Champions Cup, the Inter-American Cup, the Mexico Cup, and twice the Mexican League, all with his club. In 1968 he was a scorer in the Chilean championship, and member of the rest of the world team
David Pizarro was, and is considered an idol in AC Roma, there he won two Italian Cups and a Super Cup, previously with Inter Milan he won an Italian Cup, a Super Cup and Serie A, and with Udinese he won the cup Intertoto, with the Chilean team participated in the 1999 Copa América and won a bronze medal in 2000, was named Caballero de la Roma in 2009 and was included in the Wanderers Bicentennial team in 2010.
Livingstone, he was known as the toad, for his incredible jump and together with Roberto Rojas is one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Chile. He won four championships with the Catholic University, was the best player of the South American Championship in 1941, participated in six American cups and in the 1950 World Cup
Rojas is known as the Condor Rojas, because he seemed to fly when he jumped to reach impossible balls, along with Sergio Livingstone is one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Chile. He won 3 titles with Colo colo and 2 with Sao Paulo. He is the best goalkeeper in the history of Colo colo
Carlos Caszely, is considered the best player in the history of Colo colo (Chile), won eight titles with his team, won the prize for the best player of the Copa America, was a scorer of the Copa Libertadores and three times scorer of the Chilean league and participated in six liberating cups, five with Colo - Colo and one with Barcelona from Ecuador
Leonel Sanchez won the gold boot in 1962, the bronze ball and was part of the All-Star team, all the same year, he won a title with Palestine, one with Colo-colo and six with the University of Chile
Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora
Iván Zamorano is the top scorer of the Swiss Super League, in 1992 he was the best soccer athlete in Chile and the world, he won the EFE tournament in Spain twice, and he was Pichichi, he was a scorer in the Syndey Olympic games and top scorer of the 1998 qualifiers. Iván is also recognized for being one of the best heads of all time
Marcelo "El matador" Salas, won the award for the best player in America in 1997, according to a group of journalists was the best player in Chile and also the best athlete in 1997 and in the same year he was included in the ideal team of America and He entered the ranking of the South American player of the twentieth century.
Elías Figueroa Brander
"Don Elías" is for many the best Chilean player in history. He was one of the players that most received awards in the history of the world, won five titles with Peñarol, seven with Brazil's International, two with Palestine and one with Colo - colo. He received the World Soccer Player of the Year award, was in the ideal team of the 1974 World Cup, was three times the best South American player of the year, eight consecutive times best South American defense of the year, was four times the best Defense of the Brazilian league and twice the best player, was twice the best player of the championship in Uruguay, won the athlete's award of the year in Chile, recognized by Brazil and Uruguay as the best foreigner to have played in their leagues, chosen by a group of journalists as the best defender According to the IFFHS, he is the best player in the history of Chile, and the best South American defender in history, according to the IFFHS he is part of the South American historical team, he is also part of the Copa América historical team, according to a Brazilian magazine is the 19th best player in history and number 13 on the other, is on the Maracanã's walk of fame, is the only player with Hugo Sanchez who has played ah in three alternate world cups and was named captain in all the teams he played.