Updated October 7, 2021
CHRISTIAN MAFLA AT A GLANCE:
· Left-footed defender arrived in New England with more than 190 career appearances across 10 seasons in South America, including five in Colombia’s top division.
· Featured in 78 games for Atlético Nacional from 2017-20, including 62 in Primera A, helping lift the 2018 Copa Colombia trophy.
· Appeared in 95 games for Atlético Bucaramanga from 2014-17, helping earn promotion to the first division after winning the Primera B title in 2015.
· Palmira native began pro career in 2011 with Colombian side Boyacá Chicó.
MLS CAREER: (2021): Transferred to New England from Atlético Nacional and signed on Dec. 21, 2020…Has made eight appearances, including six starts, with 456 minutes played in debut MLS campaign…Has made three additional appearances with Revolution II in USL League One play…(4/24) vs. DC: Made MLS and Revolution debut in home opener…Started and played 54 minutes at left back in the 1-0 win…(7/17) at ATL: Returned to action with an 18-minute outing as a substitute in the 1-0 clean-sheet victory…(7/25) at MIA: Collected first MLS start in 5-0 win…(7/25) vs. MTL: Appeared in the starting lineup for the second straight match and played 89 minutes in 2-1 win…(8/21) vs. CIN: Started and logged first full 90-minute performance…(8/28) at NYC: Started and posted a 75-minute shift…(9/22) at CHI: Featured in New England’s starting lineup for the sixth time and played 84 minutes.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Owns more than 190 professional appearances in all competitions across stints with Atlético Nacional, Atlético Bucaramanga, Boyacá Chicó, América de Cali, Sud América, and Olimpo…Arrives in MLS after 10 professional seasons in South America, the last five in Colombia’s top-flight Categoría Primera A with Atlético Nacional and Atlético Bucaramanga…Has appeared in Colombia’s Primera B, in addition to Primera A, and held stints in Uruguay’s Segunda Division and Argentina’s Primera B Nacional…Joined Atlético Nacional in 2017 and made 62 appearances in Primera A…Featured in 11 matches for Atlético Nacional in 2020…Made a career-high 30 league appearances and played a career-best 2,293 minutes in 2019…In first full season with Atlético Nacional in 2018, registered 18 league appearances and helped the club to its fourth Copa Colombia championship…Spent three-and-a-half years with Atlético Bucaramanga from 2014-17…Appeared in 95 games for the club and made an additional 12 appearances in Copa Colombia contests…Made 20 league appearances, all starts, in 2017…Featured in 26 matches in 2015, all of them starts, and saw over 2,000 minutes of action for first time in professional career….Helped lead Bucaramanga to its second Primera B title, earning promotion to Primera A…Appeared in 13 matches, including seven starts, and scored one goal over 575 minutes played in 2014…Split 2013 between Sud América in Uruguay’s Segunda Division and Olimpo in Argentina’s Primera B Nacional…Recorded 17 appearances, including 12 starts, for América de Cali in 2012…Scored first professional goal with the club and played 1,144 minutes…Began professional career with Boyacá Chicó and made professional debut on April 27, 2011 in the Copa Colombia with a 30-minute shift as a substitute.
NATIONAL TEAM CAREER (COLOMBIA): Featured on the international stage for Colombia’s Under-17 team in 2009…Available off the bench for much of Colombia’s campaign in the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
PERSONAL: Full name is Christian Camilo Mafla Rebellón…Native Spanish speaker…Father of one daughter.