World Cup Profile: Miguel Pinto - Chile

Miguel Pinto - Goalkeeper - Universidad de Chile (Chile) - 04/07/1983
Miguel Pinto is the goalkeeper of Universidad de Chile, one of the biggest clubs in the country. He made his debut for the the Romantico Viajero in 2002 and has been with them ever since, having featured in over 200 games.

Pinto's string of good performances for his club led to his call-up for the national side in 2006. He started as a third-choice goalkeeper but since Marcelo Bielsa took over in 2007, the 26-year-old has been the second choice for the national team.

Miguel Pinto's main asset is a good reflex. He is also known by as Miguelito and Criptonita.

Did you know?

In 2007, Miguel Pinto refused to play for Chile in the Copa America as he was the third-choice goalkeeper for the national side at the time.