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Marcelo Salas


Jose Marcelo Salas Melinao , better known as Marcelo Salas, is a former football player from Chile. He, with Elias Figueroa and Ivan Zamorano, have been some of Chile's most recognized football players. Nicknamed El Matador (The Killer), he has a deft touch with his left foot with which has led to some spectacular goals. Marcelo Salas is of Mapuche descent.

Salas was a product of the Deportes Temuco youth team until his father took him to Santiago de Chile to be incorporated into Universidad de Chile.

Salas debuted playing for Universidad de Chile in 1993 and became a starting player on January 4, 1994 against Cobreloa where he would also score a goal. Salas helped the team to win back to back titles in 1994 and 1995 leaving a trail of 74 goals which included a strong 1996 Copa Libertadores.

Related websites

Reports and Financial Statements at 30 June 2004

Six-Monthly Report at 31 December 2005

Official Website

International Career

1st in South America Player of the Year 1997

7th in South America Player of the Year 1996

8th in the World Player of the Year Award 1997

14th in the World Player of the Year Award 1998

Argentina Player of the Year 1997

31st in IFFHS South American Player of the Century

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