Patricio Nazario "Pato" Yáñez Candia (born January 20, 1961 in Quilpué) is a retired football player from Chile, who obtained 43 caps for his national team, scoring five goals.[1] He made his debut on June 13, 1979 in a friendly against Ecuador, replacing Jorge Neumann, and had his last match on November 16, 1994 against Argentina. He played for his native country in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.[2]

Patricio Yáñez
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Yáñez in 2018
Personal information
Full name Patricio Nazario Yáñez Candia
Date of birth (1961-01-20) January 20, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Quilpué, Chile
Playing position Forward
Youth career
San Luis Quillota
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 San Luis Quillota
1982–1986 Real Valladolid 138 (18)
1985–1986Real Zaragoza (loan) 29 (4)
1987–1989 Real Betis 55 (3)
1990 Universidad de Chile 13 (1)
1991–1995 Colo-Colo
National team
1979–1994 Chile 43 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 28, 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 28, 2007

El Pato Yáñez incidentEdit

In 1989, during the infamous incident involving the goalkeeper Roberto Rojas in a match against Brazil, Yáñez, under the frustration of believing his team was subject to unfairness, performed a gesture to the Brazilian fans by holding his penis with both of his hands and his middle body slightly bent towards the front in an act of sexual intercourse. The moment was captured by Chilean national television, and as years have passed, the offensive gesture, when repeated or remembered, is known as "Pato Yáñez".


  1. ^ Mamrud, Roberto (February 19, 2010). "Chile - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on March 17, 2009.
  2. ^ Patricio YáñezFIFA competition record

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