At 38, Esteban Efrain Paredes Quintanilla managed to close his penultimate year as a professional, according to the same announcement, as the top scorer in the national championship in 2018. Another milestone in a brilliant career.
Hexagon Careless striker he managed to become the maximum striker of the first ever Davis Cup sixth time thanks to 19 goals that he converted during the competition in which he participated in 23 matches.
Many say that it exploded late, others it Santiago Morning, the club he started in, shortened his first years of career. The truth is that Paredes was promoted to the first team of microbuses in 2000 by coach Sergio Nichipuruk.
Despite his talent, the player did not achieve the expected continuity and was loaned Sport Puerto Montt in 2002, moves to the historic campus of University of Concepcion who played Copa Libertadores in 2004, a match that scored two goals on Santos Laguna, who earned it Pachuca Juniors.
His stay in Mexico was short. In mid-2005 he returned to Santiago Morning where he was included in the title of Primera B that scored the "microbus".
2008 delivered to Cobraeloa and he had great performance, but he had to return to the cast, which he formed at a time when he even thought of quitting football because of the opportunities he was frustrated to get out of the high price set by the club for sale.
Besides that 2009 He was the scorer of the Apertura Tournament with 17 goals, What ended with the accomplishment of his dream, to reach Colo Colo, the club in which over the years will become the undisputed idol.
The first cycle in Kasice
His first period in Colo Colo was very good. Beginning, he won the Clausura 2009 tournament, which scored nine goals, one of them in the classics against the Universidad de Chile and two in the final against U. Catholic.
After that coronation, Colo Colo did not have many good campaigns, though "7" was in charge of winning fans with excellent performance, which made him win the captain's jineta in 2011.
Before, Marcelo Bielsa chose to take him to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a match that managed to stand out against Switzerland with a remembrance help for Mark Gonzalez in the goal of Red's victory.
Consolidated as a figure, Paredes succeeded on the Clausura 2011 tournament to be a scorer in the 14-goal tournament, for the second time in his personal career and the first with Colo Colo. That year he won a total of 24 goals, adding all the skills.
In 2012, Paredes' exit was opened, which began a great adventure in Mexican football with good steps from Atlante and Queretaro.
In his first team in the Aztec countries he scored 17 goals in 30 games and was the Aperture champion's scorer in 2012.
In Queretaro played 19 matches and scored six goals.
Returning title and goals everywhere
On January 13, 2014, Paredes was introduced as the reinforcement of the Colo Colo star who was once again to win the title and he became an emblem of that crowning, also a shooter ofto yearn for Star 30 of the Closing 2014.
Although Colo Colo did not repeat his success in Apertura, Paredes was again the top scorer of the tournament in a great year in which he was part of the team that played at the World Cup in Brazil, although this time he did not see minutes.
In closing 2015 He equalized Ruben Martinez's achievement to become the scorer for the Chilean tournament for the third time in a row. Paredes has already entered Great story about Colo Colo.
With Colo Colo he will celebrate the title of Aperture 2015, while 2016 managed to lift Copa Chile in 2016 and the Super Cup of 2017.
The five-time top scorer of the national tournament by then, he managed to be a champion once again in the Transition Tournament 2017, a match for which he scored six goals.
As he began to talk about his retirement, Esteban Paredes started an impressive 2018 year, scoring many goals in the first semester in which the team does not do well.
In total, there were 19 goals that left only five of Francisco's "Chamako" Valdes, the best scorer in the history of Chilean football.
The player also became the oldest player to score in Chile, in addition to Chile's top scorer in the history of Copa Libertadores with 22 goals.