Joaquín Alberto Montecinos Naranjo (born 7 December 1995) is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Tijuana. Born in Colombia, he represents the Chile national team.
In his early career he was with Deportes La Serena, but he was released and then joined Unión Temuco in the Primera B de Chile, making his professional debut at the age of 16. After returning to La Serena, while playing in the Primera B, the Chilean second division, Montecinos had the chance to play for a Chilean top flight team but got injured.
In 2017, he trialed with Celaya in Mexico but never signed because of economic issues.
In 2019, he signed for Deportes Melipilla, another second division team despite offers from the top flight, due to "wanting to go through stages, without rushing".
At the age of 18, he represented Chile U21 at the 2014 Toulon Tournament, making two appearances. In addition to this, he was part of the training sessions of Chile U20 for the 2015 South American U-20 Championship.
Despite he was born in Colombia, he stated his desire to play for the Chile senior team. So, he was called up to the Chile senior team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in October 2021. He debuted for Chile in a 2–0 loss to Peru on 7 October 2021.
Montecinos is the son of the Chilean former international footballer Cristián Montecinos and he was born when his father played for Junior de Barranquilla.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff