Esteban Paredes

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Esteban Paredes
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Paredes with Colo-Colo in 2018
Personal information
Full nameEsteban Efraín Paredes
Date of birth (1980-08-01) 1 August 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
1996–2000 Santiago Morning
Senior career*
2000–2009 Santiago Morning 169 (91)
2002Puerto Montt (loan) 18 (9)
2004U. de Concepción (loan) 14 (5)
2004Pachuca Jrs. (loan) 17 (5)
2007Cobreloa (loan) 29 (10)
2009–2012 Colo-Colo 89 (50)
2012–2013 Atlante 29 (16)
2013 Querétaro 18 (6)
2014– Colo-Colo 134 (94)
National team
2006–2018 Chile 42 (12)
2008 Chile U23 4 (2)
* 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 goalscorer [1] [2] and 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 [3] surpasing Francisco Valdés [4] 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.

Club career

Santiago Morning: 2000–2009

Beginnings: 2000–2001

He began his career at Santiago Morning youth ranks and was promoted in 2000.

Loan to Puerto Montt: 2002

Return to Morning: 2003

2004 loan spells

Consecration: 2005–2006

Loan to Cobreloa

Consecration: 2008–2009

First spell at Colo-Colo: 2009–2012

Seasons under Hugo Tocalli

2009 Clausura successful

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. [5]

2010 Championship first part

Diego Cagna: 2010–2011

Failure against Católica
2011 Apertura's complex beginning

Irregular seasons: 2011–2012

Luis Pérez's first caretaking
Américo Gallego
Luis Pérez's second caretaking
Ivo Basay
Luis Pérez's Third caretaking

Mexican football: 2012–2013



Return to Colo-Colo

International career

International goals

Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.



Puerto Montt
Santiago Morning


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