Valber Huerta

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Valber Huerta
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Personal information
Full nameValber Roberto Huerta Jerez
Date of birth (1993-08-26) August 26, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Melipilla, Chile
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Universidad Católica
Number 5
Youth career
Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2014 Universidad de Chile 10 (0)
2014–2017 Granada B 15 (0)
2016Huachipato (loan) 12 (2)
2016Colo-Colo (loan) 3 (0)
2017–2018 Watford 0 (0)
2017–2018Huachipato (loan) 55 (4)
2019– Universidad Católica 27 (1)
National team
2013 Chile U20 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 14 March 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 March 2020

Valber Roberto Huerta Jerez (born 26 August 1993) is a Chilean footballer that currently plays for Universidad Católica as defender.

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Career

Born in Melipilla, Huerta graduated from Universidad de Chile's youth setup, and was promoted to the main squad in 2012 by manager Jorge Sampaoli. He made his professional debut on 6 May 2012, starting in a 0–2 away loss against Universidad de Concepción for the Torneo Apertura championship. [1]

Huerta only acted as a fourth-choice during his spell at La U, behind Roberto Cereceda, Albert Acevedo and José Rojas. On 28 August 2014 he moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing a five-year deal with Granada CF and being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B. [2]

In July 2017 he joined English Premier League side Watford and was immediately loaned out to Huachipato.

Career statistics

As of 27 October 2014 [3]
ClubSeasonLeagueContinentalCupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Universidad de Chile 2012 20001030
2013 30201060
2013–14 50101070
Total1003030160
Granada B 2014–15 2020
Career total1203030180

Honours

Club

Universidad Católica

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