Christian Jelves

Christian André Jelves Palacios (born 22 January 1991) is a Chilean footballer that currently plays for Deportes Valdivia as Defensive midfielder at the Primera B de Chile.

Christian Jelves
Personal information
Full name Christian André Jelves Palacios
Date of birth (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportes Valdivia
Number 20
Youth career
2005–2007 Audax Italiano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Audax Italiano 80 (1)
2013–2014Coquimbo Unido (loan) 33 (0)
2015–2017 San Marcos de Arica 53 (1)
2017–2018 Curicó Unido 5 (0)
2017–2018Murciélagos (loan) 8 (0)
2019– Deportes Valdivia 26 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2020

Club careerEdit

Audax ItalianoEdit

Born in the capital city of Chile, Santiago, Jelves started his career at the age of fourteen, after he was signed by Audax Italiano. He remained there as a youth player until 2007 when he trained with the first-team squad, under the direction of the coach Raul Toro.[2]

After three years without play, in 2010, Jelves made his Audax Italiano debut, in a 2–1 win over Huachipato at the CAP Stadium. However, he only was featured in one game more in the entire season. For the next season, the coach Omar Labruna had more consideration in Jelves, and was able of make eight appearances of seventeen matches that disputed the team during the 2011 Apertura Tournament.


  1. ^ "Jelves profile at Audax web site". Audax Italiano web site. Archived from the original on 2011-09-09.
  2. ^ "Mi meta es ganarme un puesto de titular en Audax Italiano". Audax Italiano web site. 16 December 2010. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011.

All references are in Spanish, due to the scarcity of news in English about this player. Only one reference is written with his title in English.

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