Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Chilean National Team. Born on 22nd May, 1987, in Santiago, Chile, Vidal has played for some of the best clubs across Europe in his career.
Vidal's professional debut came for Colo-Colo in the first leg of the 2006 Apertura Tournament final against arch-rivals Universidad de Chile. A year later, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen, where he made waves. In 2011, he was Juventus bound and the midfielder came off age in Turin. After four trophy-laden seasons in Italy, Vidal was transferred to Bayern Munich. He then moved to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2018 to bring his stay in Germany to an end.
Internationally, Vidal has been a vital component for Chile as they won two consecutive Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016. The Chilean has made over a hundred appearances for his country.
Position and Playing Style
Vidal plays as a defensive midfielder for FC Barcelona and Chile. A tough-tackling midfielder by trade, Vidal is an extremely combative player in the middle of the park. He can also function as a box to box midfielder and is a considerable threat in the air.