Jorge Orlando Aravena Plaza
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Jorge Orlando Aravena Plaza

Jorge Aravena
Personal information
Full name Jorge Orlando Aravena Plaza
Date of birth (1958-04-22) 22 April 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Attacking Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Puerto Montt (Head coach)
Youth career
1973-1977 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978-1985 Universidad Católica 76 (28)
1980 -> Santiago Morning (loan) 20 (5)
1981-1982 -> Naval (loan) 27 (13)
1985-1986 Real Valladolid 25 (10)
1986-1988 Deportivo Cali 77 (35)
1988-1991 Puebla 112 (66)
1991 Portuguesa 24 (8)
1992 Unión Española 32 (10)
1993 Audax Italiano 20 (7)
National team
1983-1989 Chile 36 (22)
Teams managed
1995 Audax Italiano
1996-1997 Palestino
1998-1999 Santiago Morning
2000 Everton
2001-2002 Santiago Morning
2005 Puebla
2006 Cobreloa
2006-2007 Palestino
2007-2008 Lobos BUAP
2008-2009 Santiago Wanderers
2009-2010 Palestino
2017 Comerciantes Unidos
2017-2019 Deportes Valdivia
2020- Puerto Montt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jorge Orlando Aravena Plaza[1] (born 22 April 1958 in Santiago, Chile) is a retired Chilean footballer. A left-footed attacking midfielder or deep-lying forward, he played for several clubs in Latin America and Europe, including Club Deportivo Universidad Católica, Deportivo Cali and Puebla F.C.. Today, Aravena is considered a major figure in the history of these clubs.[2][3][4] In addition, Aravena has managed several clubs in Chile and Latin America.

Aravena also represented the Chile national football team. He earned 36 caps in the 1980s, scoring 22 goals.[5]

Throughout his career Jorge Aravena scored 285 goals, making him the fifth top scorer in the history of Chilean football and the highest scorer among midfielders.[6]



Universidad Católica
Unión Española



  1. ^ Archived 16 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 November 2012. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Chile - Record International Players
  6. ^ Archived 28 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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