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Hector Puebla

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Full nameHéctor Puebla Saavedra
Playing positionStriker and midfielder

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Héctor Puebla Saavedra (born 1955-07-10 in La Ligua) is one the biggest idols of Chilean soccer club Cobreloa, he played for the team for 16 years, and he's the most well-known player in Cobreloa's history amongst the fans. He has also won the most titles with the team, and survived all the tactical changes, formations, and team exclusions implied by different coaches.

Nicknamed "El Ligua" after his birthplace, he came to Cobreloa in the year 1980 from southern Chilean soccer team Lota Schwager, where he played as a striker, and slowly got moved back to become the heroic central defender he became playing for Cobreloa.

He also played many games for the national squad, but his most memorable was the game against Argentina in the Copa America of 1989, where he annulled the world's top Diego Maradona, and was later given his jersey by the man himself. For his country he played 34 matches scoring 1 goal between 1984 and 1990, making his debut on 1984-06-17 in a friendly against England.

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