Esteban Paredes

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Paredes and the second or maternal family name is Quintanilla.
Esteban Paredes
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Paredes playing for Colo-Colo in 2011
Personal information
Full name Esteban Efraín Paredes Quintanilla
Date of birth (1980-08-01) 1 August 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
1995–1999 Santiago Morning
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2009 Santiago Morning 107 (51)
2002 Puerto Montt (loan) 18 (9)
2004 U. de Concepción (loan) 14 (5)
2004 Pachuca Juniors (loan) 17 (5)
2007 Cobreloa (loan) 27 (10)
2009–2012 Colo-Colo 89 (50)
2012–2013 Atlante 29 (16)
2013–2014 Querétaro 18 (6)
2014– Colo-Colo 58 (46)
National team
2006– Chile 35 (10)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2016.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2014

Esteban Efraín Paredes Quintanilla (American Spanish: [esˈteβan paˈɾeðes], born 1 August 1980) is a Chilean footballer currently playing for Chilean club Colo-Colo as a striker.

Paredes has been five-time Primera División de Chile top goalscorer and the only one in Chilean football history to do it.[1] He represented his country in two FIFA World Cups, 2010, 2014, and one Copa América, in 2011.

Early life

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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

International career

International goals



Puerto Montt
Pachuca Juniors
Santiago Morning


(1): "A" and "C" refer the Apertura and Clausura tournaments that divide the Chilean football champions.


  1. "Esteban Paredes: el primer tetragoleador chileno de la historia". Dale Albo. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Las polémicas palabras de Esteban Paredes en Vértigo". Radio Agricultura. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. "La desconocida y dura historia de infancia de Esteban Paredes". Dale Albo. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. "Chile 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  5. "Esteban Paredes ganó el Botín de Oro El Gráfico « Colo Colo - Sitio Oficial del Eterno Campeón". 12 December 2009. 
  6. "Este es el equipo ideal de los Premios El Gráfico 2011". El Gráfico. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 

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