Cristopher Toselli made his name thanks to his outstanding performances between the posts at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. That Chile side, which contained the finest generation of players the country has ever produced, finished the tournament in third place, thanks in no small part to the heroics of the man they now call 'Hulk', who set a then tournament record of 492 minutes without conceding a goal.
Toselli was 12 when he joined Universidad Catolica, where he honed his greatest attributes: agility, reflexes and a gift for narrowing shooting angles. He made his debut for the club in 2007, but struggled to hold down a first-team place to begin with, despite his success with the Chile U-20 side. He finally made the No1 jersey his own in 2011 and has rarely been out of it since.
Toselli has been representing his country since he was 15 years old, appearing at the 2005 South American U-17 Championships, the 2007 South American U-20 Championships and, following his feats in Canada later that year, the Toulon Tournament in 2008 and 2009, when Chile finished runners-up and champions, respectively. Marcelo Bielsa handed him his first senior international cap in January 2010, but did not take him to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup™ later that year. Toselli stayed in the Chile squad under Claudio Borghi and Jorge Sampaoli, forming part of the squad that contested Brazil 2014 and won the 2016 Copa America Centenario, though an ankle injury caused him to miss La Roja’s historic maiden trophy win on home soil at the 2015 Copa America.