- Cut his teeth in the game on a dirt pitch in his native Chile.
- Joined Leverkusen in 2007 as a 19-year-old.
- Says being at Bayern "the highlight" of his career.
Yet there is much more to the 29-year-old than meets the eye. We travelled to his native Chile to find out more about the softly-spoken star, learning about his background and unstoppable rise to the top of the game from his friends and former coaches.
For a fascinating insight into one of the key players in FC Bayern's squad, simply click on the video below and enjoy!