In the January pre-season matches, Villalobos scored in almost every game.In the 2008 Apertura tournament Villalobos has scored four goals in the first six games.On January 11 he signed a 1 year contract with Huachipato of Chile.
However since he was not owned by any first division club, his accomplishments were not taken serious.
During this time he thought hard about leaving football for good.
Ñublense, another third division squad, signed Villalobos.
Ñublense quickly gained promotion to the Primera B and Villalobos began to regain his interest in football.
At the end of the 2006, with Villalobos as the team's top goal scorer and team captain, Ñublense was promoted to the Primera División.
In the 2007 Clausura tournament, Villalobos was the second leading scorer of the competition with 13 goals.
His good form led Universidad de Chile (Colo-Colo's rival) to sign him to a 2-year contract at the beginning of 2008.
Villalobos has said in interviews he hopes to score many goals against Colo-Colo.
Manuel Arturo Villalobos Salvos (born October 15, 1980 in Iquique, Chile) is a Chilean footballer, who currently is on Huachipato. He is known as "Villagol" by the supporters of Ñublense, as "Ondugol" by the Chilean press, and "Bullalobos" by the supporters of Universidad de Chile.