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Name Arturo Vidal
Gender Male
Ethnic Chilean
Job Chilean Footballer
Desc ​Arturo Vidal, like Sanchez, was an essential component in Chile’s recent Copa America successes, but the tough-tackling midfielder’s club career has been even more impressive. Quite remarkably, Vidal has managed to secure eight back-to-back league titles in three different countries, winning the top prize with ​Juventus, ​Bayern Munich and, most recently, ​Barcelona.​

Affiliation

Org Chile National Team
Club as Player Barcelona FC
  Juventus

2015 06 17 Tweet

[Arturo Vidal was under influence of alcohol when he crashed car] Unfortunately I was involved in a traffic accident. Unfortunately I was involved in a traffic accident

2018 03 08 Retrieve

[Vidal joins Barcelona from Bayern in €20m switch] Thanks to Bayern and all the fans. I really enjoyed my time in Munich. I would like to thank the club for giving me another chance to take on a new challenge in Barcelona

2018 10 24 Retrieve

[While he has confessed that he is ‘not happy’ with spending most of his time on the Barca bench, he certainly isn’t going to throw in the towel at this early stage of his Camp Nou career] I’m going to keep doing what I have always done: fight, because nothing is easy. But you can do anything in this life with effort and sacrifice

2019 06 15 Retrieve

[The Barcelona man believes his country could do something special in Brazil] This squad should be feared, from the beginning to the final. We hope it’s going to be something amazing, but we’re going to take it game by game. Everything is starting from new: a new process, new players, new coaches. It took us many days to talk about and clear up things

[Vidal asserted that his team were prepared for the challenges Kubo and his team would offer] [Kubo] is a player with real quality, there’s a reason he’s at Real Madrid. We’ve seen him, analyzed him really well and we know how to stop this player

Japan are an organized team, they’re quick and we have to be careful, concentrate and when they come out to play we have to attack them really quickly because afterward they go into a 4-5-1 and it’s really hard to score a goal

2019 10 12 Retrieve

[The Chilean midfielder insists he is fully committed to the cause at Camp Nou] I’m happy. I came here to be successful and help the team complete its objectives of winning trophies. I came here to be an important member of the squad as I have at every other team in my career. I’m not here just to change clubs every time the transfer window opens

[With that in mind, the former Juventus star sees no reason why he should be considering a change of scenery] If the coach or the team tells me to leave, I’ll gladly do that. I don’t mind. But I believe I still have a lot more to give here and I want to achieve more things. I still need to lift the Champions League

[Vidal went on to say of his ambition with the Blaugrana] I want everything. Barcelona is a team that needs to win the Champions League, win the Copa del Rey and retain the league. I know it’s going to be difficult but we have the players to achieve that. It’s a very hungry squad that wants to win everything

2019 10 30 Retrieve

[Arturo Vidal has revealed he isn’t on speaking terms with Claudio Bravo] Bravo’s wife accused us of partying during qualification for the World Cup in Russia and not training because of drunkenness. One of the two of us must take a step forward and it isn’t me, for that reason I didn’t make any problems (at the recent training camp) and we both trained individually. He gave everything, as did I, the team could see that. We’re not friends, nor will we be, but the national team is the most important thing

[Bravo and Barcelona star Vidal, who both have over 100 Chile caps, are long-term team-mates but their bond has now entirely deteriorated] I have said things [to Bravo] and I don’t have any reason to say them in the press. I am man enough to say things face to face. I don’t know if he understood what I said, but we haven’t spoken again since then

[He has started just two matches for Barcelona this season] I am not happy, I am not happy. All my career I have started and this time it hasn’t happened. I am calm, I am working to turn it over and win the position. I know it will come

I lived very nice moments with Antonio Conte. The quality leap I gave was thanks to him. In football the most important thing is trust and when a coach of that prestige gives it to you, you improve a lot

2019 12 28 Retrieve

[Barcelona star Vidal frustrated over alleged unpaid bonuses] I’m not in charge of that - that’s why I have my agent, my lawyer, who takes care of the awards and stuff. It seems unfair to me if money is missing, but it is an issue that is alien to what we are experiencing today

It’s a subject I said when I arrived here that I’ll talk about it when I’m there [in Spain]. I’m on holiday and I just want to talk about what’s going on here

2019 12 30 Retrieve

[It was reported in December 2018 that the 31-year-old had become frustrated with a lack of action at Barcelona, and matters reached a head when he posted an angry emoji on Instagram after being left out of a Champions League match with Tottenham at Wembley] There was a little bit of annoyance, but it’s in the past. A player always wants to play and to be important. You come here to contribute, not to cause problems in such an important team.

It was a little bit of a heated thing, but it’s in the past. I’m only thinking about working, doing things well and winning titles. I try to do what the coach wants and give what I know from my career. I can steal balls, attack and defend, and give my best. Some people get confused and aren’t sure what it is I do. There aren’t many midfielders who can do what I can, which is to go box to box. This is good for the team.

2020 01 02 Retrieve

[Midfielder Arturo Vidal has sued Barcelona for £2million over unpaid bonuses] The person in charge of this is not me. For that it’s my representative and my lawyer, who takes care of these bonuses