Paredes with Colo-Colo in 2018
|Full name||Esteban Efraín Paredes|
|Date of birth||1 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2002||→ Puerto Montt (loan)||18||(9)|
|2004||→ U. de Concepción (loan)||14||(5)|
|2004||→ Pachuca Jrs. (loan)||17||(5)|
|2007||→ Cobreloa (loan)||29||(10)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 29 December 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2017
Esteban Efraín Paredes Quintanilla (born 1 August 1980) is a Chilean footballer currently playing for Chilean club Colo-Colo as a forward.
Paredes has been the first one player to be five-time Primera División de Chile top goalscorerand has scored 286 league goals in his career, highlighting his 217–Primera División de Chile goals record who allowed him being the all time top goalscorer of Chilean first-tier tournaments history. On October 5th, 2019, he achieved the record surpasing Francisco Valdés in a 3–2 win over Universidad de Chile in the Chilean Superclásico.
He represented his country in two FIFA World Cup, 2010, 2014, and one Copa América, in 2011.
He began his career at Santiago Morning youth ranks and was promoted in 2000.
In 2009, he joined Chilean giants Colo-Colo signing a three-year contract. That season Paredes was an undisputed player and helped the team to win the Torneo Clausura, where was a key player in the final against Universidad Católica scoring two remembered goals to Paulo Garcés.
Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.
|1.||12 August 2009||Brøndby Stadium, Brøndby, Denmark||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|2.||4 November 2009||CAP Stadium, Talcahuano, Chile||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|3.||19 November 2009||Stadium Pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|4.||20 January 2010||Estadio Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, Coquimbo, Chile||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|6.||30 May 2010||Estadio Nelson Oyarzún, Chillán, Chile||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|7.||23 January 2011||The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles, United States||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|8.||4 July 2011||Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina||1–1||2–1||2011 Copa América|
|9.||21 March 2012||Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica, Chile||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|10.||26 March 2013||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||1–0||2–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|11.||29 March 2017||Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||2–0||3–1||2018 World Cup qualifier|
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