Era: 1993 - 2008
Team(s): Universidad de Chile, River Plate, Lazio Roma, Juventus
Caps: 71 - 37 goals (Chile)
Trivia: Moved on to Argentina to play with River Plate in 1996, a move that was met with some criticism by the Argentine press and Diego Maradona as they didn’t see a future for a Chilean player in Argentina. Salas quickly silenced his critics and won over Argentine fans, as a major contributor to one of the clubs greatest runs ever. From 1996-1998 Salas scored 26 goals in 51 games, helping River to win the Torneo de Apertura 1996, the Clausura 1997, the Apertura 1997 and the 1997 Supercopa Sudamericana. These accomplishments would cement his legacy in Argentina as one of its greatest foreign born players.