Arturo Vidal is a Chilean footballer who plays for Juventus and the Chile national football team. Vidal is most notably known for his versatility who can play in several different positions on the pitch making him a world class box-to-box midfielder capable of assisting his teammates in both defence and attack.
Vidal was born on the 22nd of May 1987 in Santiago Chile and he began his career at Colo-Colo playing his debut in the 2006 Apertura Tournament Final against arch-rivals Universidad de Chile with his club winning 2-1. Vidal scored three goals in Colo-Colo's Copa Sudamericana 2006 campaign. His good showing caught the eye of scouts from various European clubs.
Vidal signed for German club Bayer Leverkusen for $11 million which broke broke the previous Chilean national record of MatÃƒÂas Fernández's $9 million transfer to Villarreal. Vidal made his debut for the club on the 19th of August 2007 in an away loss to Hamburg. He scored his first goal for Bayer Leverkusen just three games into his Bayer career. His strong performances continued and in 2011 he signed for Italian giants Juventus.
On the 22nd of July 2011 Vidal signed a Ã¢â€šÂ¬10.5 million with Juventus on a five year deal. He made his debut for the club against Parma scoring just after six minutes in a 4-1 win. He formed a unique partnership with Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio in the centre of midfield. He helped the club to win several Serie A titles and he has further been linked with a big money move to the Premier League and La Liga. Having represented Chile at several youth levels Vidal made his senior debut against Venezuela in a 1-0 win and he has been a regular ever since. His first international goal came against Venezuela in a 1-0 win in September 2009. Vidal remains today a vital player for club and country.