Claudio Bravo Biography
|Date of Birth:||1983 , April-13|
|Age:||34 years old|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||Claudio Andres Bravo Munoz|
|Nick Name||Condor Chico|
|Working For||Chile National Football Team and Spanish club of Primera Division, Real Sociedad in La Liga|
|Net Worth||4.000.000 Euros|
|Weight in KG||84kg|
Claudio Bravo is a goalkeeper in the world football arena from his Nation Chile where his current team is Chile National Football Team and Spanish club of Primera Division, Real Sociedad in La Liga. Claudio Andres Bravo Munoz is the full name of this Chilean goalkeeper wearing squad number 1 in both of his current team. He cherishes the height of 185 cm and weight of 84 Kg. Claudio Andres Bravo Munoz was born in 1983 April 13 at Viluco of Chile. This 31 year old Goalkeeper has active right foot in the game. His market value is reported to be 4.000.000 Euros with an undisclosed salary report.
In the early age of Claudio Bravo, his father was impressed with his football skills leading this talented footballer to get admitted in the youth academy of Coco-Colo to sharpen his talent. He made his professional debut from this club during the year of 2002. In this club, due to his outstanding performance as the goalkeeper, he was given the nick name of Condor Chico, after the former Goalkeeper Roberto Rojas. He played for Colo-Colo until the season of 2006. During this time, he made 133 appearances from the team.
In 2006, Claudio Bravo signed with the Spanish Primera Division Real Sociedad Club. He is in this club since more than seven years now. He has appeared in 224 matches representing this club. In 2010, being a Goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo scored his first ever goal in the football career against Gimnastic de Tarragona from a direct free kick. He has been playing for Chile since 2004 in the Chile National Football Team. He has appeared in 78 different international matches representing Chile. He made his debut for Chile National Team in 2004 playing against Paraguay in 2004 Copa America. He played for all the matches in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. After playing 2007 Copa America, Claudio Bravo became the captain of the Chile National Football Team. Chile had played 2010 World Cup in South Africa under the captainship of Claudio Bravo.
During his career, as per the report made by media, it is reported he had been injured several times. The significant one was his two months leave due to Intra-articular ligament crack initiation in the knee in the season of 2009/2010. Another significant injury history is fractured arm in season 2012/2013 which made Claudio Bravo to take rest of 1 and half months. In the current season of 2013/2014, Claudio took rest of about 10 days due to an undisclosed injury.
This talented Chilean goalkeeper is fantastic in saving long shots. He has got excellent acrobatic skills which made his aerial activity to be impressive while saving the shots. He has good command of the goal box. He has got amazing reflexes, kicking skills and sense of positioning. He is also good in saving the penalties. He is one of the best goal keepers for the world football arena having no significant weaknesses. However, interestingly, he is considered to be eccentric to some people. The Chile National Football Team is playing in 2014 FIFA World Cup under the captainship of Claudio Bravo and management of Jorge Sampaoli.