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Claudio Bravo

31-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Barcelona  La Liga


Chile

Birthdate:  April 13, 1983    Birthplace:  Viluco, Chile    Nationality:  Chile    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  179 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year contract with FC Barcelona after transferring from Real Sociedad in June 2014.

August 15, 2014    Claudio Bravo News

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Bravo will be the starting goalkeeper for Barcelona for their La Liga opener against Elche on Aug. 24, ESPN FC reports.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen suffered a back injury in training this week and will miss between two to three weeks, giving Bravo the early lead for the starting keeper job this season. Both players were competing for the role, and while ter Stegen remains the frontrunner once he is fit, Bravo, who spent the last eight seasons with Real Sociedad, could firm up the spot if he plays well early.

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June 27, 2014

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Bravo signed a four-year contract with FC Barcelona on Thursday after transferring from Real Sociedad, the club's official web site reports.

Bravo spent eight seasons at Real Sociedad before the move to Barcelona, where he will likely backup Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who was acquired from Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this summer. Bravo is currently in Brazil to captain Chile's World Cup squad.

June 23, 2014

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Bravo recorded three saves Monday, but he ultimately gave up two goals during Chile's loss to the Netherlands in the World Cup.

Bravo had been pretty sound during his first two games of the group stage, giving up just one goal to Australia, but the Netherlands proved to be better than Chile's former opponents Monday. He'll have a chance to bounce back when Chile faces the formidable foe of Brazil on Saturday.

November 9, 2013

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Bravo made three saves but allowed five goals during Saturday's loss to Real Madrid.

Bravo had given up only two goals in his prior four matches, so while Real Madrid came in with plenty of firepower, five goals is still quite a figure. He'll look to get back on track against Celta Vigo on November 23 after the international break.