Claudio Bravo

Squad No. 25
Date of Birth January 15, 1991
Age 31
Height 184cm
Team
Position Goalkeeper
Birthplace Viluco
Previous Clubs Man City

Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz (born 13 April 1983) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Real Betis and the Chile national team.

He started playing with Colo-Colo and moved to Real Sociedad in 2006, appearing in 237 official games with the latter club. Barcelona signed him for €12 million in 2014, and he won the treble and the Zamora Trophy in his first season. In the summer of 2016, he moved to Manchester City, where he won several titles. After four years in England, he returned to Spain, signing for Real Betis.

Bravo is Chile’s third-most capped player with 132 total appearances, behind only Alexis Sánchez and Gary Medel. He represented the nation in two World Cups, a FIFA Confederations Cup, and six Copa América tournaments. He captained his side to victory at the 2015 and 2016 editions of the latter competition.

Barcelona

Bravo joined FC Barcelona on 25 June 2014, with the four-year deal being made effective on 1 July for a reported €12 million (£9.7 million) fee, the fourth most expensive player ever sold by Real Sociedad after Darko Kovačević, Xabi Alonso and Asier Illarramendi, becoming the second Chilean to ever play for the club after Alexis Sánchez and succeeding Víctor Valdés as the first-choice. After joining, he set a Spanish League record for the club of not conceding from the start of season for 754 minutes, previously held by Pedro María Artola with 560 minutes; the streak was broken when he conceded his first goal of the season from the penalty spot to Cristiano Ronaldo in a 1–3 defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Manchester City
On 25 August 2016, Bravo signed a four-year deal for English club Manchester City for a reported fee of £17 million. He made his debut on 10 September in a 2–1 triumph over local rivals Manchester United, being at fault for the opposition’s goal and receiving widespread criticism for his performance, although manager Pep Guardiola said that he had “one of the best performances I’ve ever seen”. On his return to the Camp Nou on 19 October 2016, in a Champions League group stage match, Bravo was sent off after handling the ball outside of his area, in an eventual 0–4 loss. After a number of high profile errors, including being beaten by all six shots on target in his previous two appearances for City, he was dropped to the bench in February 2017, with backup Willy Caballero replacing him; having finished with the worst save success rate (54.1%) among all goalkeepers, he was named by many journalists as one of the worst signings of the season.

Real Betis
On 30 August 2020, Bravo signed an initial one-year deal with Spanish club Real Betis, with an option for a second year. In his first season, he was marred by injuries and compatriot manager Manuel Pellegrini preferred to play Joel Robles in his place.