Andres Chitiva is a professional footballer from Colombia who plays as a midfielder. Chitiva has everything that a team would look for, in a winger. Pace, skill and a wonderful crosser of the football, Chitiva is one of the most sought after midfielders, and has often been the difference in a game.
His club career began in 1997 when Chitiva was named to the first team squad at Millonarios. However, he made his professional debut for Millonarios in 1999 only, almost two years after being promoted to the first team squad. Between 1999 and 2000, Chitiva became a regular in the first eleven and notched up 52 appearances with 7 goals.
In 2001, he moved to CF Pachuca in Mexico after Miguel Calero, CF Pachuca’s Colombian goalkeeper, suggested his name to the coach. Chitiva entered Pachuca and became a regular member of the starting eleven from almost the word go. Chitiva’s influence on the team grew as he led them with some dazzling displays, to four Mexican first division titles in 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2007.
It wasn’t just his pin-point crossing that created problems, Chitiva was quite dangerous when darting into the box to catch a cross and finish it in the back of the net. In over 270 appearances for the club, Chitiva had 37 goals to his name, a respectable figure for a player who was more creator than scorer.
In 2002, 2007 and 2008, Chitiva was influential in helping the team win the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup while in 2006, he helped capture the Copa Sudamericana. In 2007, the North American SuperLiga title became the latest addition to his trophy cabinet.