Ignacio Saavedra

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Ignacio Saavedra
Personal information
Full nameIgnacio Antonio Saavedra Pinto
Date of birth (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Universidad Católica
Number 8
Youth career
2006–2012 Colo-Colo
2012–2018 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
2018– Universidad Católica 28 (0)
National team
2015 Chile U17 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14 March 2020

Ignacio Antonio Saavedra Pinto (born 12 January 1999) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chilean club Universidad Católica.




Ignacio was born into a family linked to sports. When he was six years old, he started participating in the children of Colo-Colo, until he stopped motivating himself to play, it was where he would eventually change his mind and he would go to the precordillera when he was 13, where he would enter the juveniles of Universidad Católica. Already in the student club he was burning stages quickly, demonstrating his talent which led him to be nominated to the Chilean under-20 team. [1]

Universidad Catolica

After the arrival of Beñat San José to the crossover table and thanks to the rule of sub 20. Ignacio would make his professional debut on August 4, 2018 when he faced Universidad Católica against Everton, playing 88 'minutes in the win by 2 a 1 of the student cast, from there he would become a fixed player in the squad.

Career statistics


As of 29 December 2019 [2]
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupContinentalOtherTotal
Universidad Católica 2018 Chilean Primera División 1300000130
2019 90302 [lower-alpha 1] 0140
Career total22030002000272
  1. 1 appearances in Copa Libertadores, 1 in Copa Sudamericana



Universidad Católica

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  1. "Ignacio Saavedra se Reencanta con el futbol" (in Spanish). 2011-06-30.
  2. "Ignacio Saavedra". SofaScore. Retrieved 18 October 2019.