Jaime Pizarro

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Jaime Pizarro
Personal information
Full name Jaime Augusto Pizarro Herrera
Date of birth (1964-03-02) March 2, 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1983 Colo-Colo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1993 Colo-Colo 236 (25)
1993 Argentinos Juniors 13 (1)
1994 Barcelona SC 9 (0)
1995 UANL Tigres 18 (0)
1996 Palestino 29 (2)
1997–1999 Universidad Católica 63 (5)
National team
1987–1993 Chile 53 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 2008.

† Appearances (goals)

Jaime Augusto Pizarro Herrera (born 2 March 1964 in Santiago) is a retired football player who played 53 times for the Chile national team between 1987 and 1993.[1] He currently serves as Sub-secretary of the National Institute of Sports of the government of Michelle Bachelet. He played at midfield principally in the team Colo-Colo, the team where he was crowned champion as a player and as a coach.


As a Player

He began his career in Colo-Colo making his professional debut on March 1982 in a friendly game against Olimpia. He played for Colo-Colo until 1993. For this team he won 6 national championships, 5 Apertura cups and 3 international titles, including the Copa Libertadores de América.

Later on his career he played for Argentinos Juniors and Barcelona Sporting Club, he came back for a brief period to Colo-Colo in 1994 to later play for UANL Tigres where he played for the entire year 1995. Finally he returned to Chile to play for Palestino and Universidad Católica, where he won a seventh league championship in 1997.

As a Coach

He began his career as a coach in Colo-Colo where he won a championship and two runner-up trophies, with the club in bankruptcy.

After he left the "cacique" team, he has coached teams like Audax Italiano and Palestino, achieving with the later one to keep the category of a first division team after a terrible start of the competition in 2006.

As Sub-secretary

On July 30 of 2007 The President of Chile Michelle Bachelet named Jaime Pizarro Sub-secretary of the National Institute of Sports (Chiledeportes), after the resignation of Ricardo Vorpahl.

National team

Pizarro made his debut for the national senior squad on May 6, 1986 against Brazil. He obtained 53 caps, and played the Copa América 1987 final. His last international game was against the national team from Peru at Copa América 1993. His only goal came on June 19, 1989 in a friendly match against Uruguay (2-2) in Montevideo.



Universidad Católica

Individual distinctions

  • Best defensive midfielder in the world for the magazine France Football in 1987-1988[2]
  • Best Chilean professional footballer for circle of Chilean Sports Journalists in 1991-1992
  • Award for outstanding football career by the CONMEBOL 2009[3][4]


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