Well renowned with the nicknames “The warrior,” “King Arturo,” and La Piranha, Arturo Vidal is one of the most aggressive and physically strong professional footballers globally. He is also often called La Piranha due to his aggressive and dominant tackling skills. He is also famous for his distinctive hairstyle among football fans.
Chilean international professional footballer Vidal played for many great football clubs during his career, like Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, and Juventus in his football career until now. Vidal is a versatile and skilled player who can play excellently at the midfield position. During his career, he has played as a central midfielder, a central defensive midfielder, and sometimes as a left midfielder and right midfielder.
Vidal has played for his national team for a long time, earning his 129 Caps till date after his debut in 2007. He has won many major trophies (national and club level). He is widely regarded as one of the finest and skilled midfielders of the game due to his intelligence, shooting skills, and versatility during the game. This biography on football star Andrea Pirlo covers some important moments from his early life to date.
|Full Name||Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo|
|Nickname||Also called the warrior, King Arturo ad La Piranha|
|Date of Birth||22-05-1987|
|Birth Place||Santiago, Chile|
|Playing Position||Central Midfielder, Central defensive midfielder|
|Father’s Name||Erasmo Vidal|
|Mother’s Name||Jacqueline Pardo|
|Siblings||One brotherSandrino Vidal, and two sisters Ambar and Victoria Vidal|
|Height||5’11″ (1.80 m)|
|Weight||165 pound (75 Kg)|
|Body measurement||Chest- 39 inches Waist- 31 inches Biceps 14 inches|
|Shoe Size||10 US|
|Eye color||Dark Brown Color|
|Hair color||Dark Brown Color|
|Body Type||Athletic body|
|Present wife||Maria Teresa Matus|
|Children||Two sons Alonso and Emiliano Vidal, and a daughter Elisabetta Vidal|
|Net worth (Till Date)||Around $ 18 million|
|Salary||7.5 million dollars per year|
|Social media Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram|
|Source of Income||Football Club salary and additional bonuses, endorsement, sponsorship, and merchandise|
Arturo Vidal early life
The Copa America cup winner was born to father Erasmo Vidal and mother Jacqueline Pardo. Both his father and mother are from Chile. His mother was a housekeeper while his father was a drug addict, so he did not have a comfortable life as a child. He also has a brother named Sandrino Vidal and two sisters whose names are Ambar Vidal and Victoria Vidal. Vidal grew up playing football with his brother and friends. According to his parents, he would often play in the ground and his backyard with his school friends during his early childhood.
The talented child was soon recruited in the local club Colo Colo’s, and in early 2007, he joined the German football club Bayer Leverkusen before finally moving to Juventus, where he achieved immense success. Arturo Vidal played with number 23 on his jersey during his days at Juventus, still wears the same number 23 at his current club Inter Milan.
Likewise, he used Vidal as his name in his club and his national team kit during his career. Starting as a defensive midfielder in his early career, he excelled at many midfield positions.
Arturo Vidal age, Height, Weight, Body measurement
Chilean international Arturo Vidal was born on 22nd May 1987, making him 34 years old now. He follows Christian as the religion, and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Gemini. According to his parents, he always played football with the children in their neighborhood. Delighted by his talent, his father took him to the local clubs in Chile, who was soon recruited in the junior team of Colo Colo. Since then, he has been playing at a high level, making him one of the best players in modern football.
Vidal has an athletic body and, he stands 5 feet 11 inches tall. He has many tattoos on his body parts like chest, arm, and legs. He has evenly matched weight for a professional footballer, as he weighs around 165 pounds (75 kilograms) at normal. Footballer Vidal has dark brown colored eyes and dark brown hair.
He is very professional and takes very care of his body, training, and diet. He has a chest span of 37 inches and a waist of 31 inches. Likewise, his athletic biceps measure 12 inches. Likewise, he uses a shoe size of 9 (US).
He has a huge following on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Vidal has an athletic body, and being a former professional football player; he also spends his significant time in gym and training. He takes very care of his body, training, and diet, making him one of the remarkable professionals in this sport.
Arturo Vidal salary and Net worth
Also known as “King Arturo” and “The warrior” by his teammates, Vidal is believed to be worth around 18 million dollars to date. He has played different clubs like Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, and Juventus, so a major part of his earnings constitutes Football Club salary and additional bonuses, endorsement, and sponsorship deals. Vidal made 129 appearances for his national team after his debut in 2007.
He has also earned a significant salary playing for his national team. He was signed by German club Bayer Leverkusen when he was very young for around $12 million, where he earned a whopping signing bonus and salary. After his fine performances each season, he earned a move to Italia football giants Juventus in a 13.5 million dollar deal, where he achieved immense success.
At his current club Inter Milan, he earns around 7.5 million dollars annually in salary alone. This amount makes him one of the highly paid midfielders in modern football. Arturo Vidal is also a fashion fan, and he owns multiple extraordinary cars in his collection.
Arturo Vidal Wife| Personal life
Nicknamed as LA Piranha, Vidal follows Christian religion and his Zodiac sign is Gemini. Arturo Vidal is married to a woman he has known for a long time. Her name is Maria Teresa Matus.
The Lovely couple fell in love with each other during his Juventus days back in 2008. They are parents to two sons named Alonso and Emiliano Vidal and a daughter named Elisabetta Vidal. Vidal himself is a Tattoo and fashion fan.
Arturo Vidal style of play and playing position
Vidal is nicknamed “La Piranha” for his aggressive defensive and tackling skills. He is an intelligent and versatile football with beautiful trophy collections throughout his career. His unique style and versatility make him one of the best midfielders in football. He has excellent heading, slide tackling, and intercepting skills.
Vidal is also very good on penalty kicks and one vs. one against the goalkeepers. He has several trophies like the German league Bundesliga and Italian league Serie A in his career playing for the different football clubs. He has good passing, tackling, and shooting abilities, making him a perfect combination of defense and attack.
Arturo Vidal Social media followings
Arturo Vidal is also quite active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He keeps updating the fans about the matches and his announcements. Vidal posts pictures of his vacations in different places, family, and his teammates, earning him huge fan followings worldwide. This footballer is one of the funny players with having a good sense of humor.
Instagram: 16.2 million followers
Twitter: 4.7 million followers
Arturo Vidal Early career
- Arturo Vidal was initially interested in gambling, but he was motivated by the fellow footballer of his country and his uncle to pursue a career in football.
- Footballer Vidal was recruited in the ranks of the local club Cola-Cola, where he spent a few years playing football as the junior squad.
- Vidal made his senior debut with the club while playing against the rival club Universidad De Chile where he won back to back the championship.
Arturo Vidal Professional Career (Playing from 2005-present)
- His brilliant performance with his national team in the under-20 FIFA world cup saw him seal a move to German club Bayer Leverkusen in 2007, where he spent four seasons.
- Juventus signed him in a 13.5 million dollar where he played the champions’ League final and won the league title.
- He was again signed by German football giants FC Bayern Munich for a reported 40 million dollar deal, where he went on to spend three seasons with the club.
- Vidal played FC Barcelona team for two seasons, where he won the league title before finally returning to Italy with Inter Milan in 2020.
- He has won the league title after he arrived in Inter Milan squad for the 2020-21 season.
- Chilean international Vidal has also won two Copa America titles with Chile’s national team.
Arturo Vidal trophies and titles
- Italian league title Seria A with Juventus for four times
- Coppa Italia winner with Juventus in 2015
- Supercoppa Italiana winner with Juventus in the year 2013 and 2013
- German league title Bundesliga winner with Bayern Munich for three times
- DFL Supercup winner with Bayern Munich in 2016 and 2017
- DFB pokal winner with Bayern Munich in the year 2016
- Spanish league title La Liga winner with FC Barcelona for the 2018-19 season
- Supercopa de Espana winner with FC Barcelona in 2018
- Italian league title Seria A with Inter Milan for one time
- Copa America trophy winner with national team Chile in 2015 and 2016