Gary Alexis Medel Soto (Spanish pronunciation: [??a?i me?ðel]; born 3 August 1987) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Be?ikta? as a defensive midfielder. However, he can also play as a defender, and has even been deployed as a centre-back throughout his career, as well as in midfield. Due to his work-rate, physicality, tenacity, tactical intelligence, and his aggressive, hard-tackling style of play, as well as his leadership on the pitch, he is nicknamed the Pitbull. In 2015, manager Roberto Mancini, described Medel as a warrior.A full international with over 110 caps since 2007 for the Chile national team, he has represented the nation at two FIFA World Cups and as many Copa América tournaments, winning the 2015 Copa América (while being named in the Team of the tournament) and the Copa América Centenario.