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Gary Medel

Personal information
Full nameGary Alexis Medel Soto
Date of birth3 August 1987(age 29)
Place of birthSantiago, Chile
Height1.71 m
Playing positionDefensive Midfielder
Centre Back
Club information
Current clubSevilla

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Gary Alexis Medel Soto (born 3 August 1987 in Conchalí, Santiago), known as Gary Medel, is a Chilean football player who plays as defensive midfielder for La Liga club Sevilla FC.

His nickname is "Pitbull" or also "The Chilean Gatusso", because of his similarities with the Italian star Gennaro Ivan Gattuso. Medel was named Chilean Footballer of the Year in 2008, ahead of the Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios.

Medel was member of the Chile U-20 that achieved the third place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007.

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