Arturo Vidal


Date of Birth:- May 22, 1987.

Nationality:- Chilean.

Height:- 5 ft 11 in.

Position:- defensive midfielder and capable of playing in a more attacking role as well.

Club History:-Colo-Colo

-Bayer Leverkusen.


Linked With:- Arsenal

- Manchester City

- AC Milan

- Bayern Munich.

Estimated Market Value:- around 15 million.

Club career:-

-Vidal's professional debut came in the first leg of the 2006 Apertura Tournament final.

-The following season he became a more important part of the squad and would lead Colo-Colo to their second championship win in a row.

-His good showing caught the eye of scouts from various European clubs.

-The 2007 Apertura Tournament was Vidal's last with Colo-Colo as he left for Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

-Bayer's Director of Football Rudi Voller had to make the trip all the way to Chile in order to convince the twenty-year-old to sign.

-The two clubs then agreed on a fee of 11 million with Bayer Leverkusen paying 7.7 million for 70% ownership of his contract.

-Vidal missed the first game of the season through injury but was soon thrust into the starting line-up and made his debut on 19 August 2007 in the away loss against Hamburg.

-He was ever present for the 2008-09 season and played a vital role in Bayer's run to the German Cup final.

-The 2010-11 season would be Vidal's last with Bayer.

-He helped the club to a runner-up finish in the Bundesliga and topped the assist charts for his club with 11 assists, which was joint second in the league.

-On 22 July 2011, he joined Serie A club Juventus for 12.5 million on a five-year contract.

-he marked his first appearance with a goal six minutes after his introduction in Juventus' 4-1 win.

International career:-

-Vidal has played at U20 level for Chile and is now in the senior squad.

-Vidal represented Chile at the Under-20 level at the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay.

-He made his senior debut in a friendly against Venezuela where Chile won 1-0. He became a regular under Marcelo Bielsa when fit during 2010 World Cup qualifying.

Club Statistics:-

Colo-Colo- 2005 season- 2 appearances 0 goals.

2006 season- 31 appearances 3 goals.

2007 season- 23 appearances 2 goals.

Bayer Leverkusen- 2007/2008 season- 33 appearances 1 goal.

- 2008/2009 season- 35 appearances 6 goals.

- 2009/2010 season- 32 appearances 1 goal.

- 2010/2011 season- 44 appearances 13 goals.

Juventus-2011/2012 season- 34 appearances 7 goals.

international statistics:-

Chile U20-2007- 13 appearances 8 goals.

Chile- 2007/present- 41 appearances 4 goals.

General Comments:-

Vidal is not only a good defensive midfielder he is also great going forward, and there is no doubt he played an important part in Juventus's unbeaten season last year. He's a quick box-to-box player and will work his socks off for any team. I have only seen him play a few times and he has impressed me. I think he could be a great player in any league, he is already proven that in Germany and Italy and he's also had great performances in Europe. I do not think he will be changing club anytime soon though.

Summary of Vidal:-

Strengths- Passing, Finishing, tackling, vision, Aerial ability and he's a team player.

Weaknesses- Discipline (he likes a strong challenge and can often miss time it)




Written by Ed001 June 26 2018 22:54:54