Cortés with Colo-Colo in 2019
|Full name||Brayan Josué Cortés Fernández|
|Date of birth||11 March 1995|
|Place of birth||Iquique, Chile|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 December 2019|
? National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2018
Born in Iquique, Chile, he played as goalkeeper since he was five and joined hometown Deportes Iquique youth set-up aged fourteen. He was promoted to the first adult team in 2013 and his professional debut came one year later on 30 March 2014, where conceded three goals in a 3-0 away loss with Ñublense.
After completing the 2013-14 with two appearances and a Copa Chile (as back-up), Cortés was chosen as the coming season first-choice keeper by Héctor Pinto after Rodrigo Naranjo injury. He played the tournament's first five matches, highlighting his performances against powerhouses Colo-Colo (2-0 loss) and Universidad de Chile (2-2 draw) that kept him some games more in the goal after returning the bench with Naranjo fully recovered.
He completed the 2014-15 season with eight appearances.
Cortés participated for Chile at the 2013 South American Youth Football Championship, where the U20s reached its qualification to 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played one game during the contest in a 3-2 group stage win over Paraguay, being chosen as the man of the match.
Prior the Youth World Cup held in Turkey, Cortés played some exhibition games, highlighting a 4-4 draw with Uzbekistan where he performed well during the ninety minutes and saved a shoot during the penalties which bring to Chile the victory. On 31 May 2015, Cortés was included by Mario Salas in the 23-man roster to face the category's World Cup.
In 2015, he was included again in a Chilean national under-20 team roster, after being nominated by Hugo Tocalli to the South American Youth Championship in Uruguay. Cortes played in the Estadio La Corregidora in Querétaro, Mexico for the Chile national team against Mexico.