A central defender who learned his trade in the youth ranks at Universidad Catolica, Enzo Roco made his first-team debut at the age of 18 and quickly earned the nickname of Patron (The Boss).
Known as Enzo Roco Andia at the start of his career, he changed his name to Enzo Roco Roco in 2014 in tribute to his mother and grandfather.
Well-built and a commanding presence in both areas, Roco also catches the eye with his knack for intercepting passes and bringing the ball out of defence.
He has displayed those qualities on club duties with UC, Elche, Espanyol and Cruz Azul, while also earning the Chile captaincy at the 2009 U-20 South American Championships.
He won his first senior cap under Claudio Borghi in a friendly in 2012, though further opportunities were slow to come his way, even when Jorge Sampaoli took over as Roja coach.
Though Roco made the provisional Chile squad for Brazil 2014, Sampaoli left him off his final 23-man list and did not select him for the 2015 Copa America either.
Roco’s national team fortunes changed when Juan Pizzi took over, however. After playing twice in Chile’s victorious 2016 Copa America Centenario campaign, he has been pressing his case for a regular starting place since then.