Jorge Acuña

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Jorge Acuña
Personal information
Full name Jorge Cristian Acuña Concha
Date of birth (1978-07-31) 31 July 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Ovalle, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Unión Española
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Unión Española 37 (1)
2000–2002 Universidad Católica 74 (0)
2003–2006 Feyenoord 15 (0)
2004–2005U. Católica (loan) 38 (2)
2005–2006Roosendaal (loan) 24 (0)
2007 Universidad de Chile 16 (0)
2007–2009 Mamelodi Sundowns 35 (0)
2009 Ñublense 12 (0)
2010–2015 Unión San Felipe 55 (0)
2013Rangers (loan) 12 (0)
2015–2016 Cobresal 8 (0)
2017 Unión San Felipe 6 (0)
Total 332 (3)
National team
2003–2006 Chile 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2006

Jorge Cristian Acuña Concha (born 31 July 1978 in Ovalle) is a Chilean retired footballer. He was a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ovalle, IV Region of Coquimbo, Acuña joined Santiago–based club Unión Española youth set-up where was promoted to the first adult team in 1999. After spending a season with the Spaniards, in January 2000, he moved to powerhouse Universidad Católica where he helped the club to win the 2002 Torneo Apertura, being a key playing in the title earning.[citation needed]

In 2002, Acuña signed a contract with Dutch club Feyenoord.[1] Following a Feyenoord Reserve match on 15 April 2004, he and other Feyenoord players, including Robin van Persie, were attacked by AFC Ajax hooligans. Acuña was taken to the hospital with head, neck and rib injuries.[2] Then he joined on loan to RBC Roosendaal to play the 2005–06 Eredivisie season. After completing 24 league appearances, Acuña finished his spell at North Brabant and later was released from Feyernoord in January 2006 which didn’t renew his contract.[citation needed]

After months as a free agent he was on trial at English clubs Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic. However, on 23 January 2007, Acuña finally signed for Universidad de Chile, Católica’s cross town rivals.[3] He arrived to the club during an institutional crisis, only playing 16 league games and then being fired by coach Arturo Salah after missing a training.[4]

On 8 August 2007, it was reported that Acuña moved to South African side Mamelodi Sundowns of the Premier Soccer League.[5][6] After two seasons playing at The Brazilians, he decided to left them after differences with club’s chairman Patrice Motsepe who according Acuña discriminated him for be white.[7]



Universidad Católica


  1. ^ "Acuna nets three-year Feyenoord deal". ESPN. 28 January 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Fans' attack puts Feyenoord player in hospital". 16 April 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Jorge Acuña llega al país para firmar por la Universidad de Chile". Emol. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Arturo Salah despidió a Jorge Acuña de la U". Emol. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ Downs snatch Chilean star Acuna "Downs snatch Chilean star Acuna" Check |url= value (help). 8 August 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Chilean star joins South African champions". 9 August 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Jorge Acuña se siente víctima del racismo en Sudáfrica". Radio Cooperativa. 10 February 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2015.

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