Record cap holder and captain of Chile...
Claudio Bravo arrived at City in August 2016.The Chilean goalkeeper joined the Blues from Barcelona after signing a four-year-deal.
Bravo brings with him a wealth of experience including back-to-back La Liga titles with Barca and successive Copa America triumphs with Chile with whom the 33 year-old has won 106 caps and also the captain.
He won his 100th international cap in the Copa America Centenario as Chile beat Argentina in the final on penalties and is the first Chilean to win a century of caps - he has also played more times for his country than any other Chile player.
Born in Viluco, Chile, Bravo started his career with Colo-Colo. His father noticed Claudio’s talent and elected to drive his son to the training ground of Colo-Colo, where he would sign for the academy of Chile’s most successful club.
Bravo initially grabbed Colo-Colo’s attention as a striker but after short stints in midfield and defensive roles, he asked to be played in goal for the club’s ‘Cadete’ team and that is where he would stay, flourishing in his new position.He would go on to make 123 appearances for Colo-Colo between 2002 and 2006 before joining Real Sociedad on the recommendation of Xabier Mancisidor who is now City’s goalkeeping coach.Bravo remained for with The Royals for eight years, clocking up 237 starts – plus one goal against Gimnastic in 2010.
He moved to Barcelona in 2014 and has won eight different title in just two years with the Catalans, playing 75 games and being named in the 2014/15 La Liga Team of the Season.
He was also voted Copa America’s best goalkeeper in 2015 and 2016 as well as earning a place in the Team of the Tournament each time.Claudio made his City debut in the September 2016 Manchester derby and has subsequently established himself at the Blues' No.1.