Arturo Vidal



Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo, usually known more simply as Arturo Vidal, was born in San Joaquín, Santiago on 22 May 1987. Although able to play in a number of different positions, Vidal is best-suited to central midfield, where he plays a box-to-box role. His tough tackling and tenacity have led to him receiving the nickname 'Il Guerriero', which translates to 'The Warrior'.

Vidal began his youth career with Melipilla, before moving to Colo-Colo. He graduated to the senior team in 2005 and helped the club to win the 2006 Apertura and Clausura tournaments, catching the eye of various European scouts along the way. In the summer of 2007, he completed a move to German club Bayer Leverkusen. During his time with the side, he helped them to finish as runners up in both the German Cup and the Bun...

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