Angelo Sagal is the complete striker, a player capable of getting past defenders to play team-mates in and of cutting inside to score himself. Thanks to his skill and power, he can also produce surging runs into goalscoring positions, where he makes good use of his heading ability and shooting prowess with both feet. Predominantly left-footed, Sagal is very experienced for a 24-year-old. Though he started out as a left-back, he had become an attacking midfielder by the time he had a trial with Colo-Colo at the age of 13. “They told me I was no use to them because I was too small and thin,” he said.
His next destination was Rangers, where he made his debut in 2011, though it was not until he moved to Huachipato in 2014 that his career began to take shape. Jorge Sampaoli handed him his first senior Chile cap in January 2015, in a friendly against USA, though he did not call on his services again. Juan Antonio Pizzi gave him a second chance by calling him up for the China Cup in January. He took it with both hands, scoring the winner in the final against Iceland and securing a place for himself in the squad for Russia 2017.