|Current Team:||Manchester City F.C.|
|Birth Day:||April 13, 1983|
|Birth Place:||Buin, Chile|
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He played youth soccer with Colo-Colo and made his senior debut in 2002.
After playing 37 straight league games, Bravo was rested for the last game of the campaign against Deportivo de La Coruña, with Jordi Masip starting instead. Bravo was named as the goalkeeper in the La Liga Team of the Season as one of six Barcelona players, including three of his defenders. He won the Zamora for the best goals against average in the competition, conceding 19 times for an average of 0.51, 0.47 off the all-time record by Francisco Liaño of Deportivo in 1994.
Bravo was born in Viluco, Maipo Province. His father recognized his son's emerging talent and took him to Colo-Colo's youth academy, and he eventually made his professional debut in 2002. There, he was given the nickname Cóndor Chico, after former club goalkeeper Roberto Rojas.
Bravo represented Chile at under-17, under-20 and under-23 levels. He made his debut with the full side on 11 July 2004 against Paraguay in the 2004 Copa América, and retained his place for the rest of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
In 2006, Bravo won his first title, making an acrobatic save in the Apertura's penalty shootout final win against arch-rival C.F. Universidad de Chile.
For the 2006–07 season, Bravo signed a five-year contract with Real Sociedad in Spain, in a reported €1.2 million deal – he and Asier Riesgo formed the youngest pair of goalkeepers that year in La Liga. He started on the bench, but eventually gained the battle for first-choice (29 games to nine) as the Basque side was relegated (despite this, he finished in fifth place for the Ricardo Zamora Trophy with a goal-against average of 1.00); his league debut came on 22 October 2006, in a 0–0 away draw against RCD Mallorca.
Bravo was again called for duty in the 2007 Copa América held in Venezuela, where he started all four games. He became team captain after Marcelo Salas announced his international retirement. Rested for the final group game, he played three matches at the 2011 Copa América as the country again reached the quarter-finals.
On 24 January 2010, Bravo was sent off for the first time in a loss to Elche CF at Anoeta Stadium, fouling Óscar Trejo in the ninth minute, from which Jorge Molina scored a penalty for the only goal of the game. Three weeks later, he scored the first goal of his career, from a direct free kick against Nàstic, the game's only in a home triumph; however, shortly after, he suffered a severe knee injury during Real Sociedad's 0–2 loss at Córdoba CF, which rendered him unavailable for the remainder of the season. He still featured in 25 matches to help his team finish champions and return to the top division, after three years.
In the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Bravo started in all four matches for Chile (remaining as captain), conceding five goals in an eventual 0–3 round-of-16 loss against Brazil. He was also selected by new manager Jorge Sampaoli to the squad of 23 for the following edition, starting all the games and conceding only four times – one by Australia, two by the Netherlands and one by Brazil – which again ended in the same stage and at the hands of the same opponent, but in a penalty shootout.
Bravo joined FC Barcelona on 25 June 2014, with the four-year deal being made effective on 1 July for a reported €12 million (£9.7 million) fee, the fourth most expensive player ever sold by Real Sociedad after Darko Kovačević, Xabi Alonso and Asier Illarramendi, becoming the second Chilean to ever play for the club after Alexis Sánchez and succeeding Víctor Valdés as the first-choice. After joining, he set a Spanish League record for the club of not conceding from the start of season for 754 minutes, previously held by Pedro María Artola with 560 minutes; the streak was broken when he conceded his first goal of the season from the penalty spot to Cristiano Ronaldo in a 1–3 defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.
On 10 October 2014, in a friendly 3–0 win against Peru, Bravo earned his 85th cap, surpassing Leonel Sánchez as Chile's most capped player of all time. He was the captain and played every minute as they won the 2015 Copa América on home soil, their first major international honour. In the final against Argentina at the Estadio Nacional, he kept a clean sheet as the match finished goalless after extra time, and then saved from Éver Banega in the subsequent penalty shootout; he was subsequently chosen for the Team of the Tournament.
On 13 October 2015, Peru and Chile played a 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Nacional del Perú. The match ended 4–3 in favor of the latter, but offensive writings were found written in the home team's dressing room afterwards, reading: "RESPETO, POR AQUÍ PASÓ EL CAMPEÓN DE AMÉRICA" (Respect, America's champions were here). This event was criticised by the media in South America, and two years later a witness revealed that Bravo was the one who had left this message; additionally, the player was caught on camera kicking a door after the match.
On 25 August 2016, Bravo signed a four-year deal for English club Manchester City for a reported fee of £17 million. He made his debut on 10 September in a 2–1 triumph over local rivals Manchester United, being at fault for the opposition's goal and receiving widespread criticism for his performance, although manager Pep Guardiola said that he had "one of the best performances I've ever seen". On his return to the Camp Nou on 19 October 2016, in a Champions League group stage match, Bravo was sent off after handling the ball outside of his area, in an eventual 0–4 loss. After a number of high profile errors, including being beaten by all six shots on target in his previous two appearances for City, he was dropped to the bench in February 2017, with backup Willy Caballero replacing him; having finished with the worst save success rate (54.1%) among all goalkeepers, he was named by many journalists as one of the worst signings of the season.
On 24 March 2016, Bravo became the first Chilean to win his 100th cap, in a 1–2 home loss to Argentina in qualification for the 2018 World Cup. In the final of the Copa América Centenario at the MetLife Stadium, against the same opponent and also on penalties, he saved Lucas Biglia's attempt in an eventual 4–2 win.
On 24 October 2017, after a 0–0 home draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first 120 minutes of the EFL Cup fourth-round tie, Bravo saved two penalties to give his team a 4–1 win. In the next round of the cup, Bravo was the hero again as he saved the last penalty in a shootout against Leicester City, after a 1–1 draw.
On 25 February 2018, Bravo started in the EFL Cup final against Arsenal and got the assist for Agüero's opening goal in a 3–0 victory at Wembley Stadium, winning his first trophy with the club.
Several days after winning the Community Shield in August 2018 against Chelsea, he ruptured his Achilles tendon in training, going on to be sidelined for several months. He missed the entirety of the 2018/19 season, with Aro Muric replacing him as City's second choice goalkeeper. He did not play again until the next edition of the tournament, when he saved from Giorginio Wijnaldum to win the penalty shootout against Liverpool, earning praise from Guardiola.
Bravo came on as a half-time substitute for the injured Ederson Moraes on 6 November 2019, in a Champions League group game at Atalanta. He was sent off in the 81st minute for a foul on Josip Iličić, which meant that defender Kyle Walker had to come on as the goalkeeper for the final minutes.
On 1 March 2020, City won the EFL Cup for the third time in a row, beating Aston Villa 2–1 in the final. Bravo made a superb late save from Bjorn Engels to preserve City's lead, pushing his header onto the post.
On 18 August 2020, Bravo left Manchester City after his contract expired, he spent 4 years at the club.
On 30 August 2020, Bravo signed an initial one-year deal with Spanish club Betis, with an option for a second year.
Claudio married Carla Pardo in 2007 and has children named Emma, Maite, Mateo, and Josefa.
|#2||Carla Pardo Lizana||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||33||Instagram Star|
|#1||Claudio Bravo||37||N/A||3.5 million EUR (2014)||Chile|
|#3||Kevin De Bruyne||29||$30 Million||$20 Million||Belgium|
|#5||Fernandinho||35||N/A||5.2 million GBP (2013)||Brazil|
|#7||David Silva||34||$55 Million||$15 Million||Spain|
|#12||Phil Foden||20||N/A||624,000 GBP (2018)||England|
|#13||Raheem Sterling||26||$45 Million||$18 Million||Jamaica|
|#16||Sergio Aguero||32||$80 Million||$23.5 Million||Argentina|
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