Cologne - At former side Juventus, Arturo Vidal matured into one of Europe's finest and most respected midfielders. Now at his dream club FC Bayern München, the Chilean is hungry for more titles.
Born in Santiago in 1987, Vidal joined Colo-Colo in 2004 after representing various youth clubs across the Chilean capital. He made 36 first-team appearances for his nation's most successful club, before moving to Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the age of 20.
It was during his four years in the Bundesliga that Vidal started to develop into the midfield leader he is today. Originally employed at right-back, he matured into a crucial part of the Leverkusen midfield, inspiring die Werkself to the DFB Cup final in 2009. The defeat to SV Werder Bremen would not be Vidal's first experience of disappointment at a final hosted in Berlin, however.
Success in Italy
With a year of his contract remaining, Vidal departed the BayArena in 2011 for pastures new, joining Italian giants Juventus. It was in Turin that Vidal enjoyed the most successful part of his career to date. An indispensable cog in La Vecchia Signora's midfield under both Antonio Conte and Massimo Allegri, Vidal won four Serie A titles and came within a hair's breadth of winning the treble in his final year at the club, his side falling to a 3-1 defeat to FC Barcelona in the Berlin final.
The pain of that loss soon faded, however, as Vidal played a key role in winning Chile's first major trophy in 99 years, La Roja historically lifting the Copa America in July 2015 on home turf.
Nicknamed The Warrior for his fighting spirit on the pitch, Vidal is often assumed to have a chequered disciplinary record. He only received one red card during his time in Italy, however, despite amassing exactly 100 bookings in his career to date.
Vidal finally joined Bayern in the summer of 2015, describing the move as "a dream come true". "I want to win more titles," he said, "titles like the Champions League. I think Bayern is the best place to do that."
Having worn the 23 shirt for most of his career, Vidal ensured he would continue to sport his favoured number at Bayern. The number had originally been given to Sven Ulreich for the 2015/16 season, but the goalkeeper allowed King Arturo to take it, explaining that "numbers don't mean much to me". For the driven Vidal they obviously do, particularly the number of trophies in his cabinet.