Acquired: Signed by New England via transfer from Atlético Nacional on Dec. 21, 2020.
CHRISTIAN MAFLA AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: (2021): Transferred to New England from Atlético Nacional and signed on Dec. 21, 2020.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Owns more than 190 professional appearances in all competitions across stints with Atlético Nacional, Atlético Bucaramanga, Boyacá Chicó, América de Cali, Sud América, and Olimpo…Arrives in MLS after 10 professional seasons in South America, the last five in Colombia’s top-flight Categoría Primera A with Atlético Nacional and Atlético Bucaramanga…Has appeared in Colombia’s Primera B, in addition to Primera A, and held stints in Uruguay’s Segunda Division and Argentina’s Primera B Nacional…Joined Atlético Nacional in 2017 and made 62 appearances in Primera A…Featured in 11 matches for Atlético Nacional in 2020…Made a career-high 30 league appearances and played a career-best 2,293 minutes in 2019…In first full season with Atlético Nacional in 2018, registered 18 league appearances and helped the club to its fourth Copa Colombia championship…Spent three-and-a-half years with Atlético Bucaramanga from 2014-17…Appeared in 95 games for the club and made an additional 12 appearances in Copa Colombia contests…Made 20 league appearances, all starts, in 2017…Featured in 26 matches in 2015, all of them starts, and saw over 2,000 minutes of action for first time in professional career….Helped lead Bucaramanga to its second Primera B title, earning promotion to Primera A…Appeared in 13 matches, including seven starts, and scored one goal over 575 minutes played in 2014…Split 2013 between Sud América in Uruguay’s Segunda Division and Olimpo in Argentina’s Primera B Nacional…Recorded 17 appearances, including 12 starts, for América de Cali in 2012…Scored first professional goal with the club and played 1,144 minutes…Began professional career with Boyacá Chicó and made professional debut on April 27, 2011 in the Copa Colombia with a 30-minute shift as a substitute.
NATIONAL TEAM CAREER (COLOMBIA): Featured on the international stage for Colombia’s Under-17 team in 2009…Available off the bench for much of Colombia’s campaign in the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
PERSONAL: Full name is Christian Camilo Mafla Rebellón…Native Spanish speaker.