Aceval Arrives In Toronto

Chilean defender latest addition to bolster Aron Winter's TFC backline.

Toronto FC announced Monday that the club has signed defender Miguel Aceval, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. As per team and league policy terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Miguel is an experienced defender that has a lot of potential and can be very important for our club,” said Toronto FC head Coach & technical director, Aron Winter. “Our defence needed to be addressed during the offseason and this signing complements our recent activity from last week.”

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Aceval, 29, was born in Santiago, Chile and began his career in the youth system of Colo-Colo. Aceval remained with Colo-Colo until 2007. In his final season he was loaned to O’Higgins F.C. of Chile. At the completion of the 2007 season he moved to Defensor Sporting of Uruguay. Midway through his first season at Defensor Sporting, Aceval moved back to Chile with C.D. Huachipato. At the end of the season the defender moved to Union Espanola and finally this past season at C.D. Universidad de Concepcion.

Aceval earned his first international cap with the Chilean National Team on September 4, 2011 during a 1-0 loss to Mexico in an international friendly.

Miguel Aceval
Position: Defender
Height: 6’0
Weight: 210 lbs
Birthdate: January 8, 1983
Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Nationality: Chilean
Last Club: C.D. Universidad de Concepcion
How Acquired: Signed with Toronto FC on Monday, January 30, 2012
Pronunciation: “Me-gul Ah-say-vall”