What happened to the last Red Sub 20: figures, forgotten and what they are up to today

The Chilean Under 20 team, led by Patrick Ormazabal, is close to playing a new edition of the South American of the categorywhich is done In colombia. The national team led by Dario Osorio and Lucas Assadi they will try to qualify for the next World Cup in Indonesia and erase, incidentally, the bad image they left four years ago.

In the case of that Chilean squadron, which was commanded by Héctor Robles, had a bitter elimination in the group stage. After that, some consolidated and have managed to lead a promising career. Others keep trying to make the leap. Here we review what happened to that team.


Luis Ureta. Back then it was the substitute goalkeeper for O’Higgins and played all the games in the goal of ‘La Roja’. He then was on loan in the north of our country, defending San Marcos de Arica during 2021. Later in 2022, he would return to the Rancagua team, where today is the second goalkeeper.

Julio Borquez. It was a promise in the Chilean arc. She was awarded as the best goalkeeper of the selection sub 17 of 2017 who would later play the World Cup in India that was held that same year, and played for Deportes Iquique. Nevertheless, a suspension for doping that lasted a year, cut short his progression. He was only able to return in 2021 to play professionally. Today he is in Lota Schwager who plays in the Third B of Chile.

Christopher Campos. Finally, Campos was the third goalkeeper in that contest. The one trained in La U managed to debut in February 2020 in the Copa Libertadores against Internacional de Porto Alegre, but his great chance would come in 2022 with the departure of Hernán Galíndez. From that moment he became the starting blue goalkeeper, and now he will fight for the position with Christopher Toselli.


Stephen Valencia. Formed in the U, he exploded in Unión La Calera as a midfielder, and will continue there in 2023. One of the most outstanding of that team.

Lucas Alarcon. He was a partner of Valencia in the U but could not settle. His most notable step was a loan at Deportes Valdivia and La Serena in Primera B, and now he will have to leave again.

Tomas Alarcon. He was the great figure of that opaque tournament. Formed by O’Higgins from Rancagua, he had the chance to play in the adult team and due to his great performance, he currently plays for Zaragoza in the Spanish second division. There he tries to relaunch his career after a misstep at Cádiz, the club that owns his pass.

Kennet Lara. Another of the central defenders was chosen to defend Chile in that competition. The player was from the Curicó Unido youth academy, a team in which he remains and will have the chance to play this year’s Copa Libertadores.

Alex Ibacache. The Everton de Viña del Mar left-back found opportunities at his club, was summoned to the adult team led by Eduardo Berizzo and today he will live his first experience abroad: he signed in San Lorenzo.

Vicente Fernandez. The one trained at the Catholic University did not have a place in the crossed cast but today he is the consolidated starter in Palestine.

Nicolas Diaz. Formed in Palestine, nowadays he is one of the players of this team who plays abroad. In 2023 he emigrated from Mazatlán to Club Tijuana, where he will be a partner of Joaquín Montecinos.


Victor Mendez. Trained in Unión Española and after a brilliant 2022 tournament he made the leap to Russian football and currently plays for CSKA Moscow. One of the great projects of the Red.

Carlos Villanueva. Alba quarry player won four titles, two Copa Chile (2020 and 2021), Super Cup (2022) and the 2022 national tournament. Today he is one of Huachipato’s brand new reinforcements.

Axl Rios. After trying to promote Cobreloa to the First Division, the player decided to sign for Deportes Copiapó, a team that will play in the league of honor this year.

Matias Sepulveda. Another of those trained in the Capo de Provincia due to lack of opportunities decided to change teams and currently defends Audax Italiano.

Ariel Uribe. He was one of the few players who were abroad with Marcelo Allende. However, he returned to Chile and today is another of the brand new reinforcements of the Spanish Union.

Marcelo Allende. He was one of the figures of that call, he played for Necaxa in Mexico, but today he is at Mamelodi in South Africa.

Matias Marin. He trained at Wanderers, a club where he spent a large part of his career and experienced relegation to Primera B. Today he is part of O’Higgins de Rancagua.


Anthony Diaz. Trained in O’Higgins, he is currently in his club

Matias Meneses. Like Díaz, he was formed by the celestial club, however, today he is playing for San Luis de Quillota.

David Salazar. Another of the players from the Rancaguina quarry was one of the heroes to achieve promotion with Magallanes after 36 years, and was also crowned Copa Chile champion with the same cast.

Nicholas Guerra. Trained at Universidad de Chile, he had an opaque presentation within the blue box, which is why he decided to look for new opportunities, and after a brilliant campaign with Ñublense during 2022, today he has returned as a reinforcement to Universidad de Chile.

Ivan Morales. One of the promises of the Colo Colo quarry, after consolidating himself as the starting striker during 2020 in the ‘Cacique’ decided to take new directions and play in the Mexican league. Today he plays for Club Cruz Azul.