Francisco Valdés

Francisco Valdés
Personal information
Full name Francisco Segundo Valdés Muñoz
Date of birth (1943-03-19)19 March 1943
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Date of death 10 August 2009(2009-08-10) (aged 66)
Playing position(s) Attacking Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1969 Colo-Colo 220 (133)
1970 Unión Española 35 (10)
1971 Deportes Antofagasta 30 (10)
1972–1975 Colo-Colo 111 (42)
1976 Santiago Wanderers 26 (11)
1977 Cobreloa 37 (3)
1978 Colo-Colo 23 (4)
1979–1981 Deportes Arica 33 (4)
National team
1962–1975 Chile 52 (9)
Teams managed
1990 San Luis de Quillota
1991 Coquimbo Unido
1992 Lota Schwager
1993–1994 Deportes Puerto Montt
1996 Rangers de Talca
1997 Magallanes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Francisco Segundo Valdés Muñoz, (19 March 1943 - 10 August 2009[1]), nicknamed Chamaco, was a Chilean footballer and manager. Recognized as one of Chile's most important midfielders, with 215 official goals, he is the top scorer in the history of Chilean league. He was also the uncle of Chilean footballer Sebastián "Chamagol" González.


Valdés always played in the Chilean first division league, where he became the top scorer in their history with 215 goals in 478 official matches, leaving behind Pedro "Heidi" Gonzalez with 212 goals. He is the maximum gunner for Colo Colo in official tournaments with 180 goals scored (179 in 353 matches during the Chilean national championship and 1 goal during the liguilla Copa Libertadores) and the top scorer in Copa Libertadores with 20 goals in 44 matches.

He was the brains, and alongside Carlos Caszely, the star of Colo Colo 1973, and the champion in 1963 and 1972. He was also runner-up on the Copa Libertadores de America in 1973.

Selected by the Chilean National Team, he played 50 matches, scoring 9 goals. He was the Chilean offensive midfielder in the England 1966 and Germany 1974 FIFA World Cups. In 1973, he was runner-up of the Copa Libertadores with Colo Colo, he was also the captain of the Chilean National Team.

He died of heart failure at his home at the age of 66.

Honours as a player

Colo Colo


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2009-09-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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