Player Details


Yimmi Chara




5' 6"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

4.2.1991 (33)


Cali, Colombia



Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

Designated Player
Career Summary

ACQUIRED: On January 2, 2020 via full transfer as a Designated Player from Campeonato Brasileiro Série A side Atlético Mineiro.

2023: Tallied an assist in a second straight match against Austin FC on Sept. 17... Tallied an assist against LAFC on Sept. 9... Made his first appearance since the opener on April 29 at STL, tallying the game winning goal... Started the season opener against Kansas City, tallying an assist on the lone goal of the match.

2022: Played all 34 matches of the season (33 starts)... scored four goals and tallied nine assists.

2021: Scored a goal and tallied an assist against Vancouver on Oct. 20... Scored his fourth goal vs. RSL on Sept. 25... Started against Seattle on Aug. 29... Started, scored against RSL on Aug. 7... Recorded an assist on Aug 4 against the Earthquakes... Started, tallying his second assist of the season against the Galaxy on July 30... In his first game back from Copa America, Yimmi logged 88 minutes and one assist against FC Dallas on July 17... Started, logging his first goal of the season against San Jose on May 15... Started and played 83 minutes against Club América in the quarterfinal on May 5... Started and played 90 minutes against Club América on April 28... Started, tallying the second hat trick in team history during the MLS era against C.D. Marathón on April 13.

2020: Tallied four goals and eight assists in 21 games played (12 starts) during the 2020 MLS regular season... Across all competitions in 2020, registered four goals and eight assists in 24 appearances (15 starts)... Named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 16 after tallying two assists against the LA Galaxy on Oct. 7... Logged 33 minutes off the bench against Vancouver on Sept. 27... Scored a goal for a third straight match against Seattle on Sept. 23... Tallied a goal against San Jose on Sept. 19... Scored his first goal of his Timbers career against San Jose on Sept. 12... Logged 45 minutes against LAFC on Sept. 13... Came off the bench to register his first assist for the club against the LA Galaxy on Sept. 2... Started and played 52 minutes against NYCFC on Aug. 1... Played 45 minutes off the bench against LAFC on July 23... Made his MLS debut in a 3-1 loss to Minnesota United FC on March 1.

CAREER: Joined Portland with over 350 professional appearances in the top leagues of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico since making his professional debut in 2010 with Colombian Primera A side Deportes Tolima... Played the last two seasons with Atlético Mineiro (2018-19), where he has scored 10 goals in 68 appearances (60 starts) across all competitions... Tallied three goals in eight appearances for Atlético Mineiro in Copa Sudamericana play, while featuring in eight Copa Libertadores matches in 2019... Played two seasons for Colombian Primera A side Atlético Junior (2017-18), where he tallied 18 goals in 52 appearances (47 starts) across all competitions... Helped Atlético Junior win the 2017 Copa Colombia... Played for Liga MX side C.F. Monterrey (2014-17), where tallied 12 goals in 61 appearances (39 starts) across all competitions, including one goal in three Concacaf Champions League appearances... Played on loan with Colombian Primera A side Atlético Nacional in 2015, where he made 26 appearances (24 starts) and tallied five goals en route to helping the club become the Liga Águila 2015 Finalización Champion... Was loaned out to Liga MX side Dorados de Sinaloa in 2016, where he scored one goal in 16 appearances (16 starts)... Began his professional career with Deportivo Tolima, making 163 appearances (132 starts) and tallied 38 goals across five seasons (2010-14) with the Colombian side... Tallied five goals in 11 appearances on the way to helping Tolima claim its first-ever Copa Colombia title in 2014.

HONORS: MLS is Back Tournament winner in 2020... Copa Colombia with Atlético Junior in 2017... Clausura with Atlético Nacional in 2015... Copa Colombia with Deportes Tolima in 2014.

INTERNATIONAL: Has made 10 appearances for the Colombia Men’s National Team, tallying one goal and an assist since making his debut in a 3-0 win over El Salvador on Oct. 10, 2014... Scored the game-winning goal, the first of his international career, in a 2-1 victory against Venezuela on Sept. 7, 2018... Made four appearances for Colombia in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in South America.