3rd place from Chile national team under 20 in 2007 World Cup Canada It was one of the highlights of Chilean football. With Jose Solantai Off the bench, players of size De Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Isla and Gary Medel He stunned the world at the start of their successful career.
But many players who did not make it to the elite of world football were also part of that feat. Some have left their mark chilean football They are still active, but others have definitely stopped playing football.
What happened to the shooters?
The goalkeeper was a fortress of that team Christopher Toseli, who was regarded at the time as one of the best goalkeepers at the time. The current goalkeeper Argentina’s Cordoba center broke the unbeaten record by going 495 minutes without conceding at the World Cup in Canada With only 19 years old. Despite his impressive performance, Tuseli was later unable to jump to the Ancient Continent like his other teammates, despite With Universidad Católica, he won eight titles He was also the third goalkeeper for La Roja at the Copa America Centenario that he earned in the United States in 2016.
He was the second goalkeeper for the U-20 team Neri Velosowho is currently serving as the substitute goalkeeper Palestinian He had a difficult career in terms of performance. Veloso was wearing T-shirts at that time Colo Colo and University of Chile, But in either club it can not be united. The goalkeeper has spent his entire career defending Chilean football Santiago Wanderers, Union San Felipe, Union Espanola, Audax Italiano and San Marcos de Arica. His greatest achievement was the 2012 Clausura title with Huachipato in Talcahuano.
While the third shooter was Ronald Valadariswho was playing in his time by Solantai Fernandez Vial. The player also wore T-shirts Iquique Municipality and Sports Concepcion, But it never stood out. He is currently retired and his last team was the Colocolito de Barrio Norte of amateur football. It is in the sports field, because the former goalkeeper also gave news of various crimes he committed, which cost him even deprivation of liberty.
And what about defense?
The central duo of this team consists of Hans Martinez and Christian Suarez. In the case of the former, he is currently retired and his last club was Lautaro de Bowen, second class. Martínez trained at the University of California, and spent a brief period at Almeria from Spain In 2014 to later return to Chilean football to defend O’Higgins, Audax Italiano and Universidad de Concepción.
for this part, Christian Suarez out from below San Felipe Federation And for his impressive performance in the World Cup in Canada, he attracted the attention of the strong Brazilian Corinthians, The team that signed him after the World Cup, but his lack of continuity forced him to leave to return later to Chacarita Juniors From Argentina, where he had opportunities, he was able to ascend with the Trans-Andean team to the First Division. Then he returned to Chile to play for her O’Higgins, Cuprilloa, University of Chile, Everton, and Palestino (Where he is currently playing). It was in the “Blues” that Suarez enriched his record with three titles.
Nicolas Larrondo and Christian Sepulveda They were other members of that rear. The first, despite the circumstances that defined it as a promise from U, was never standardized He ended up retiring in 2015 after defending Deportes La Serena. While the latter has played his entire career in Chile and is currently part of Sports Recoleta from the first b.
Dagoberto Cormilla He was the right-back for the La Roga U-20 team Solantai. The Huachipato apprentice has spent a large part of his career in Spanish FederationHe was part of the last “Hispanos” titles in 2013 and is currently playing Valdivia sports second class.
finally, Eric Godoy He was one of the defenders of the historic team. formed in Santiago WanderersThe defender developed his entire career in Chile defending the colors of S.Marcos de Arica, Deportes La Serena, Correco Unido and Coprisal. Currently, Godoy is not spending very well at the current bottom of First B, Concepcion University.
What happened to the flyers?
Carlos Carmona He was one of Jose Solantai’s midfielders, and he knew how to continue to stand out after Canada Being the undisputed starting player for Marcelo Bielsa in the Chilean national team and play andFor the World Cup in South Africa 2010. He passed through Atalanta in Italy and Atlanta United in the United States, and in his last stint as a player he passed through Colo Colo and beloved club Coquimbo Onedo. He is currently retired.
The formation of the midfielder for Unión Española, Isaiah Peralta, named “Chispita” because of the events at La Roja sub-20 in 2007 in Canada with the police of that country after the semi-final match against Argentina, was also part of that team. The midfielder has gone through several clubs from different categories of Chilean football and currently wears the colors of Coquimbo Unido.
yJohn Pablo Arenas and Gerardo Cortes They were part of Sulantay Alternatives in 2007. The first was formed in Colo Colo and operated in S.Antiago Morning, Deportes Melipilla, Magallanes, Provincial Osorno, Trasandino de Los Andes, AS Puma Generaleña from Costa Rica Before leaving the activity in 2018. While the latter was enjoying his best season in Sports concept Then wear the Colo Colo, Union Espanola, Palestino, San Marcos de Arica, and others shirts. Currently playing in San Antonio United from the second band.
What happened to the attackers?
Without a doubt, Nicolas Medina and Jaime Grondona They were the most distinguished strikers in Canada. Medina has spent most of his career in Spain wearing shirts Osasuna, Eibar, Huesca and Castellón; And before leaving the drive activity Inter Club Descaldes Andorra.
For his part, Grondona developed most of his career in Chile in teams such as Santiago Wanderers, Cobreloa and San Marcos de Arica. The striker currently plays for Athletic Escaldes in Andorra
finally, Matthias Vidangosi He is another World Cup player in Canada and is still talked about in Chilean football. He plays for Unión La Calera after his slight revival at Deportes Melipilla. Trained at the Spanish Federation, the striker – who was one of the Solantai team figures – has passed through clubs in Spain, Mexico and Chile.