Jorge Valdivia, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Jorge Valdivia

Chilean footballer

Date of Birth: 19-Oct-1983

Place of Birth: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela

Profession: association football player

Nationality: Chile

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Jorge Valdivia

  • Jorge Luis Valdivia Toro (Spanish pronunciation: ['xo?xe 'lwjs ßal'djßja], born 19 October 1983) is a Chilean footballer who plays for Colo-Colo as a midfielder. Product of Colo-Colo youth ranks, Valdivia had an impressing loan spell at Universidad de Concepción during his debut season in 2003.
  • Then after another two loan spells in Europe, he definitely joined Colo-Colo in 2005 winning one year later the Torneo Apertura title, before moving to Palmeiras.
  • Since joining Brazilian club, he spent seven years playing for Verdão — interrupted by his spell at Al Ain — and has appeared in more than 100 games, winning one Paulistão in 2008, a Copa do Brasil in 2012 and a Série B title in 2013.A Chilean international since the age of 20, he was an integral member of the 2015 Copa América winning squad (the first ever achieved by his national team in its history), having previously appeared in two past editions (2007 and 2011) and in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
  • During his years active, Valdivia has reached 7 goals in 78 caps. He is considered one of the greatest playmakers in the Chilean football history and has been praised by football legends like Pelé or Carlos Valderrama.
  • His figure is very prominent at Palmeiras recent history, where he is mostly a divisive figure, but more often considered to be an idol.
  • He also enjoys great fame at Al Ain. He is nicknamed "El Mago" due to his passing ability and skills.

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