Santiago Acasiete Wilmer simply known as Santiago Acasiete is a Peruvian retired professional footballer who played as a central defender or defender. He was the member of Cienciano that won 2003 Copa Sudamericana and 2004 Recopa Sudamericana.
Following his youth career, Acasiete played for Universitario, Deportivo Wanka, Almería, and Cienciano. Acasiete spent eight years in Spain with his former club, Almeria with whom he played four La Liga seasons.
Santiago Acasiete was born as Wilmer Santiago Acasiete Ariadela on November 22, 1977, in Callo, Peru. He holds both Peruvian and Spanish nationality.
As of 2008, Acasiete's market value was estimated to be around €2.00 million. Out of his career, he has accumulated a tremendous amount of money.
However, his net worth as of 2018 is under review.
Since his childhood, Acasiete was interested in playing football and started his playing career with the youth team of Universitario.
After being promoted from the youth club, Acasiete started playing professionally with Deportivo Wanka. He scored 3 goals in 42 appearances for Deportivo Wanka.
On January 1, 2003, he was signed by Peruvian football club, Cienciano where he scored 7 goals in 51 appearances in the 2003-004 season.
Santiago Acasiete was transferred to Spanish football club, UD Almeria on the Spanish second division. He later became an important defensive element in the Andalusians first-ever promotion to La Liga in 2007. Before leaving the club, he played 200 games and scored 13 goals.
Acasiete moved to his former club, Cienciano while his market value was estimated at €600K. Before ending his career, he scored 5 goals in 67 appearances.
He officially announced his retirement from football on January 1, 2015. During his domestic career, he scored 30 goals in 396 appearances.
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Santiago Acasiete earned his international cap on February 18, 2004, with the coach Marcial Salazar in a 2-1 loss to Spain.
Acasiete was the member of the team at 2004 and 2007 Copa América and World Cup Qualification. He along with winger, Andres Mendoza was suspended since of over alleged incidents at the team hotel in Lima after a World cup qualifier against Brazil.
The players are accused of indiscipline and complain of harassment.
Currently 40, Acasiete stands at a height of 1.82 m i.e 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 83 kg. He is married and is the parent of 3 children with his wife. The couple has two sons and a daughter named Marcia Acasiete born in 2000.
His daughter Marcia was also a part of reality show La Voz Kids Peru where she sang Sweet child of mine of the group Guns N 'Roses and Mexican Kalimba.