Jaime Andres Valdes Zapata is a Chilean international football player who currently features for the Italian Serie A club Atalanta. He plays as a midfielder.
Jaime Zapata commenced his professional club footbal career at Palestino in 1998 and played for them for one season. He scored 15 goals in 49 league matches and was signed by Bari in 2000.
Zapata became an important player for Bari in the first few years of the new century as he made 116 league appearances between 2000 and 2004, scoring 8 goals.
In 2004 he was signed by Fiorentina on a joint ownership deal but was soon on his way to Lecce.
Zapata again established himself as a good player in Italy as he soon became a vital part of the Lecce first team, making a total of 114 league matches and scoring 16 goals between 2005 and 2008.