Ismael Fuentes life and biography

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Ismael Fuentes biography

Date of birth : 1981-08-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Linares, Chile
Nationality : Chilean
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-06-18
Credited as : Football defender Chilean team, Universidad Católica soccer club, FIFA World Cup

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Ismael Ignacio Fuentes Castro (born August 4, 1981, in Linares) is Chilean football defender, who currently plays for the Chilean club Universidad Católica.

He began his career with Chilean club Rangers in 2001. He also spent one season with Colo-Colo. On June 19, 2008, Fuentes made a terrible mistake against Venezuela in the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers. He let the ball go though his legs in his goal area and didn't notice Juan Arango behind him, and Arango equalized the game, 2-2. Humberto Suazo scored in the last minute however to give Chile the win over Venezuela, 3-2. Despite this error, Fuentes is still an important player in the Chilean team.

This no-frills centre-back takes no prisoners and regards it as a personal affront if the man he is marking gets past him to score. Fuentes is a formidable opponent, though he can lack concentration at times, as shown by the goal he gifted Venezuela in his side's 3-2 victory in Caracas during the 2010 qualifiers.

He has worn the colours of Chilean clubs Deportes Linares, Rangers de Talca and Colo Colo, plus Chiapas and Atlas in Mexico. He recently returned home to join Universidad Catolica on loan.

Fuentes was first called into Chile's senior squad for their tour of Europe in 2006 and the following year was an ever-present at the Copa America, so he has the experience to go with his tough guy reputation.

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