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Roberto Carlos Chale Olarte, "Roberto Chale" (born 24 November 1946 in Lima) is a former Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important midfielders.

Roberto Chale
Sotil Cubillas Challe 1973.png
Hugo Sotil, Teofilo Cubillas, and Roberto Chale, in 1973
Personal information
Full name Roberto Carlos Chale Olarte
Date of birth (1946-11-24) 24 November 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth Lima, Peru
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Centro Iqueño
1966–1971 Universitario
1972–1974 Defensor Lima
1975–1976 Sporting Cristal
1977 Atlético Chalaco
1978 Universitario
1978 Universidad Catolica
1979 Deportivo Municipal
1980 Universitario
National team
1967–1973 Peru 48 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008

He is also known as Maestro (Master) or Niño Terrible (Enfant terrible), Chale is best remembered for his great performance in the 1970 World Cup qualifying match against Argentina on 30 August 1969, which sent Peru to the finals.

He earned 48 caps and scored 4 goals for the Peru national football team, and played in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, where he scored 1 goal and Peru reached the quarterfinals.

Playing careerEdit

His debut in the Peruvian First Division was in 1965 at Centro Iqueño. He later played for Universitario de Deportes where he became four times Peruvian champion in 1966, 1967, 1969 and 1971, Defensor Lima with whom he won the league one more time in 1973, Sport Boys and Sporting Cristal.

He also played for Universidad Católica of Ecuador before his retirement with Universitario in 1980.

Honours as a playerEdit

Season Team Title
1966 Universitario Peruvian League
1967 Universitario Peruvian League
1969 Universitario Peruvian League
1971 Universitario Peruvian League
1973 Defensor Lima Peruvian League

Participation in the World CupEdit

World Seat Result Matches Goals
1970 FIFA World Cup México Seventh Place 4 1

Coaching careerEdit

As a manager Chale coached Juan Aurich, CNI, Atlético Chalaco and Deportivo Wanka during the early 1980s.

Chale enjoyed a stint as coach of Peru during the qualifiers for the 1986 World Cup, keeping Peruvian hopes alive until the last game against future World Cup winners Argentina in Buenos Aires ended in a 2–2 draw.

Later on he managed San Agustín, Defensor Lima, Sport Boys, Deportivo Municipal, Deportivo Pesquero, Coopsol, Universitario, with whom he won the Peruvian leagues of 1999 and 2000, as well as Alianza Lima.

Titles as a managerEdit

Season Team Title
1999 Universitario Peruvian League
2000 Universitario Peruvian League

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