|Year of achievement||Team||National||European|
|Italian Super Cup||2013|
|Italian Super Cup||2012|
Mauricio Isla has long been regarded as one of South America’s most exciting prospects since bursting onto the scene with Udinese back in 2007. The 25-year-old international combines accomplished technique with an impressive engine, qualities which led the Zebrette to capture his signature shortly after the World Under-20 championships.
Initially a forward, it was Universidad Católica who first spotted Isla’s potential, with the Santiago-based outfit promptly deciding his talents would be better suited to the wing-back position. His strong, attacking performances also caught the eye of international coach Marcelo Bielsa, who handed him his debut in 2007, despite not having yet made a league appearance for his new club.
In five seasons with Udinese, the Chilean occupied a variety of roles across defence and midfield, making a total 151 appearances and finding the target on seven occasions.
A long road to recovery following a serious injury meant Isla’s game time was limited throughout the 2012/13 campaign, but he will be hoping to return to his dynamic and industrious best this time around.