Paredes playing for Colo-Colo in 2011
|Full name||Esteban Efraín Paredes Quintanilla|
|Date of birth||1 August 1980|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|2002||→ Puerto Montt (loan)||18||(9)|
|2004||→ U. de Concepción (loan)||14||(5)|
|2004||→ Pachuca Juniors (loan)||17||(5)|
|2007||→ Cobreloa (loan)||27||(10)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2016.
Paredes has been five-time Primera División de Chile top goalscorer and the only one in Chilean football history to do it. He represented his country in two FIFA World Cups, 2010, 2014, and one Copa América, in 2011.
Born in Santiago suburb of Cerro Navia, Paredes had a difficult childhood. It is reported his mother took off with his then two-year old sister, moving from the Chilean capital for Copiapó, and abandoned Esteban leaving him and his father, when he was only five years old. Eight years later, when Paredes was 12, his father took up with a new love, and she became like a mother to Esteban: he loves her, and considers her his parent. despite their previous history, he once tried to live with his biological mother, but after just two months, he decided it was not going to work and he returned home to his father and step-mother.
|1||12 August 2009||Brøndby Stadium, Brøndby, Denmark||Denmark||0–1||1–2||Friendly|
|2||4 November 2009||CAP Stadium, Talcahuano, Chile||Paraguay||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|3||19 November 2009||Stadium Pod Dubňom, Žilina, Slovakia||Slovakia||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|4||20 January 2010||Estadio Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, Coquimbo, Chile||Panama||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|5||20 January 2010||Estadio Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, Coquimbo, Chile||Panama||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|6||30 May 2010||Estadio Nelson Oyarzún, Chillán, Chile||Northern Ireland||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|7||23 January 2011||The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles, United States||United States||0–1||1–1||Friendly|
|8||4 July 2011||Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina||Mexico||1–1||2–1||2011 Copa América|
|9||21 March 2012||Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica, Chile||Peru||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|10||26 March 2013||Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile||Uruguay||1–0||2–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
- Puerto Montt
- Primera B (1): 2002
- Pachuca Juniors
- Segunda División de México (1): 2004
- Santiago Morning
- Primera B (1): 2005
- Primera B de Chile Top–scorer: 2005
- Campeonato Nacional (Chile) Top–scorer (5): 2009–A, 2011–C, 2014–C, 2014–A, 2015–C 1
- El Gráfico's Primera División de Chile Ideal Team (3): 2009, 2011 2014
- Medalla Bicentenario: 2010
- ANFP's Primera División de Chile Team of the Year (2): 2011, 2014
- ANFP's Primera División de Chile Golden Boot (2): 2011, 2014
- Mexican Primera División Top–scorer: 2012–A 1
(1): "A" and "C" refer the Apertura and Clausura tournaments that divide the Chilean football champions.
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