Mario Salgado

Mario Salgado
Mario Salgado
Personal information
Full name Mario Antonio Salgado Jiménez
Date of birth June 3, 1981 (1981-06-03) (age 30)
Place of birth Talcahuano, Chile
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Colo-Colo
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Huachipato 17 (2)
2001–2002 Brescia Calcio 18 (1)
2002–2003 Hellas Verona ?? (??)
2003–2004 Red Bull Salzburg ?? (??)
2004–2005 Ternana (loan) 31 (6)
2006 AlbinoLeffe (loan) 15 (2)
2006–2007 Foggia 33 (12)
2007–2008 Avellino 34 (10)
2008–2009 Foggia 38 (15)
2010 Torino 6 (1)
2011– Colo-Colo 4 (0)
National team
2001 Chile U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:44, 3 January 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mario Antonio Salgado Jiménez (born 3 June 1981) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Colo-Colo in the Primera A.

Salgado formerly played at Huachipato in Chile and then moved to Italy with Brescia Calcio and remained during several years at other clubs of Europe. In February 2011, the striker returned to his country for play in Colo-Colo.


Club career

Brescia Calcio

Salgado joined Brescia Calcio from Huachipato in July 2001. He became the teammate of Roberto Baggio, an Italian historic footballer. His Serie A debut came on 16 September against Lecce, in a 1–1 draw.

With Brescia, Salgado scored 1 goal in 18 appearances. He later was loaned to Serie B side Hellas Verona in 2003, remaining one season there.

Extensive career at Italy

In July 2003, was confirmed that Salgado moved to Austrian Bundesliga side SV Salzburg, one of most recognized teams of Austria. However, he had a bad spell at Salzburg and was loaned to Ternana, in where was teammate of his countrymen Luis Jimenez, and shortly after was loaned to AlbinoLeffe in 2006. After his loan spell at AlbinoLeffe, his contract with Salzburg (now called Red Bull Salzburg) expired, not was renewed and was released of that team.

In the European summer winter of 2006, he was signed by Foggia of the Serie C1. In summer 2007, he joined to the recently promoted team to Serie B, Avellino in joint-ownership bid.

After his successful seasons at Avellino, he returned to Foggia, in where also completed a good season, scoring 15 goals in 38 appearances. His good performances' for Foggia and Avellino attracted the attention of Torino and joined the Serie B club in a co-ownership deal. However, he had a regular season at Torino, only scoring 1 goal during 9 appearances (six games in Serie B and three in the promotion playoffs). On 3 January 2011, the club's directive terminated his contract.[1]


In December 2010, Salgado moved to Primera A side Colo-Colo, on a one-year deal.

He made his debut in a 1–0 loss against Deportes La Serena for a pre-season friendly. The veteran striker of the Italian football, had a poor semester, and for this reason, he and his teammate Agustín Alayes were fired, but Salgado had a second opportunity in the most successful club of Chile, during the delay of the negotiations for release to Salgado of the club.

International career

He capped for U-20 side in 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina.[2]


  1. ^ "Salgado, rescissione consensuale [Salgado, mutual termination]" (in Italian). Torino FC. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Mario SalgadoFIFA competition record

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