|Full name||Sergio Valdés Silva|
|Date of birth||11 May 1933|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Date of death||2 April 2019 85)(aged|
|Place of death||Algarrobo, Chile|
|Club Deportivo Universidad Católica|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Sergio Valdés Silva (11 May 1933 – 2 April 2019)was a Chilean football defender who played for Chile in the 1962 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Club Deportivo Universidad Católica.
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