Sergio Valdés (footballer)

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Sergio Valdés
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Full nameSergio Valdés Silva
Date of birth(1933-05-11)11 May 1933
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Date of death 2 April 2019(2019-04-02) (aged 85)
Place of death Algarrobo, Chile
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Club Deportivo Universidad Católica
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sergio Valdés Silva (11 May 1933 – 2 April 2019) [1] was a Chilean football defender who played for Chile in the 1962 FIFA World Cup. [2] He also played for Club Deportivo Universidad Católica.

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  1. "Falleció Sergio Valdés: exdefensor que consiguió el tercer lugar en el Mundial de 1962". BioBioChile - La Red de Prensa Más Grande de Chile. 2 April 2019.
  2. "1982 FIFA World Cup Chile".