Player Details

Name

Cristián Gutiérrez

Height

5' 11"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

2.18.1997 (24)

Birthplace

, QC Canada

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

PROFILE
A young left back who brings experience playing at the highest level in Chile, Canadian-born Cristián Gutiérrez joined Whitecaps FC via a free transfer from Colo-Colo in January 2020.

The Greenfield Park, Quebec native, who received his first Canada MNT call-up in 2021 after representing Chile at the youth level, has agreed to a contract through 2021, with an option for 2022 and 2023.

WHITECAPS FC
'20:
 Gutiérrez made seven starts in 12 appearances in his first year in MLS, finishing with a two-assist outing in the season finale. Additionally, he started in the 'Caps Round of 16 matchup with Sporting KC at the MLS is Back Tournament. Per 90 minutes, Gutiérrez paced Whitecaps FC in touches and interceptions, while landing in the top 15 among MLS defenders in chances created.

CHILE
'15-'19:
Gutiérrez developed through the youth ranks at Colo-Colo and eventually made his professional debut with the club in 2015. He played five seasons in the Chilean Primera División, including loan stints with Unión Española in 2017, and Huachipato in 2017-18. Over that span, he played in 52 league matches, in addition to 26 appearances in the Copa Chile.

INTERNATIONAL
Having moved to Santiago, Chile at age three, Gutiérrez played for Chile at the 2017 CONMEBOL Sudamericano U-20, starting in each of La Rojita’s four matches. He received his first call-up to the Canada MNT in January 2021.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Gutiérrez has a twin brother, Diego, who played for Canadian Premier League side Valour FC in 2019 and has represented Canada at the youth level.

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