José Rojas (footballer, born 1983)

José Manuel Rojas Bahamondes[a] (born 23 June 1983 in Talagante, Chile), known as José Rojas, is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for Curicó Unido. Primarily a central defender, he can also be deployed as a left-back.

José Rojas
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Rojas in 2018
Personal information
Full name José Manuel Rojas Bahamondes
Date of birth (1983-06-23) 23 June 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Talagante, Chile
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Curicó Unido
Youth career
Universidad de Chile
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2015 Universidad de Chile 365 (7)
2006Independiente (loan) 3 (0)
2016 Belgrano 23 (0)
2017 Lorca 17 (1)
2017–2018 San Luis de Quillota 34 (0)
2019 Huachipato 19 (1)
2020– Curicó Unido 0 (0)
National team
2007–2015 Chile 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 July 2015

Club careerEdit

Rojas has played the whole of his career for Universidad de Chile except a brief stint with Argentine side Independiente in 2006. He has won four league championships with Universidad de Chile, in Apertura 2004, Apertura 2009 and Apertura and Clausura 2011. For the 2011 season he was selected by his teammates as captain, after Miguel Pinto left the club. In 2011, he captained Universidad de Chile to its first international title as they won the 2011 edition of the Copa Sudamericana in Santiago.

International careerEdit

He made his debut with Chilean national team on 9 May 2007, in a friendly against Cuba scoring a goal in the game.

International goalsEdit



Universidad de Chile

(1): “A” and “C” refer the Apertura and Clausura tournaments that divide the Chilean football champions.




  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Rojas and the second or maternal family name is Bahamondes.


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