Going into this 2010 FIFA World Cup, Chile has high hopes to have a fantastic World Cup after missing the World Cup for the last 12 years.
This year, Chile has a great squad, but throughout their long international football history, there have been some greats that have played for la Roja.
With that in mind, here is my list of the ten greatest Chilean Footballers of all time.
Remembered mainly as a midfielder for Club America in Mexico during the 1970's, Carlos Reinoso was also an influential member of the Chilean squad that qualified for both the 1966 and '74 World Cups with him.
Overall, Reinoso scored five goals for Chile in 34 appearances.
One of the first Chilean players to play in Europe, Jorge Aravena had a fantastic international career with Chile, as he scored 22 goals in 36 international matches for Chile.
Overall, Aravena is remembered for his great ability to strike the ball, but sadly never got to play in a World Cup.
Considered one of Chile's most important midfielders, with 215 official goals, Francisco Valdes was also one of the greatest players in the history of the Chilean national team.
Overall, Valdes was able to play in both the 1966 and '74 World Cups for Chile, and also became the captain of Chile toward the ending of his international career.
Valdes had nine goals in 52 matches for Chile during his career.
Known as "El Sapo" (the Frog), Sergio Livingstone is considered the first great footballer in Chile's history, as he patrolled the Chilean net between 1941 and '54.
Livingstone was part of the Chilean squad that participated in the 1950 World Cup, where Livingstone registered a 5-2 win against the United States in his final World Cup match.
Remembered for his intelligence, talent, technique and temperament, neighborhood mischief on the field Enrique Hormazábal is arguably the greatest right-winger in Chile's history.
Sadly, Hormazábal never played in a World Cup, but he did play in 42 games and scored 17 goals.
Nicknamed "Rey del metro cuadrado" (King of the square meter), Carlos Caszely was a key member for Chile as they qualified for the 1974 and 1982 World Cups.
Despite scoring 29 goals in 49 matches, Caszely is most remembered for becoming the first player to receive a Red Card in a World Cup match, as Turkish referee Dogan Babacan dished-off Caszely's marching orders in Chile's first match against West Germany in 1974.
Nicknamed El Fenómeno (The Phenomenom), Marcelo Salas was able to continue on a great career as a striker outside South America, as played for both Lazio and Juventus during his career.
Internationally, Salas was able to score four goals in the 1998 World Cup (where Chile reached the round of 16), and overall, internationally, Salas scored 37 goals in 71 matches for Chile.
One of the greatest players in the history of Universidad de Chile FC, Leonel Sánchez also had a significant impact for Chile's national team during the 1950s and '60s.
In the 1962 World Cup, Sánchez was able to get Chile into third overall, but despite the fact that he scored four goals, he will be remembered for knocking out Italian Mario David with a left hook during the infamous Battle of Santiago.
The Chilean who had the most successful career in Europe (excelling with the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Sevilla), Iván Zamorano also had one incredible career for the Chilean national team.
Zamorano scored 34 goals in 69 matches, played in the 1998 World Cup, and won a Bronze Medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics (where Zamorano also scored the most goals in the Olympics with six).
The FIFA Player of the Year in both 1975 and '76, Elias Figueroa is one of the greatest center backs in history and the greatest player in Chilean football history.
Overall, Figueroa had two goals and 47 caps for Chile, and was the captain of Chile during the 1966, '74 and '82 World Cups.