Andrés Escobar

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Andrés Escobar
Personal information
Full name Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga
Date of birth (1967-03-13)13 March 1967
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Date of death 2 July 1994(1994-07-02) (aged 27)
Place of death Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987-1989
1989-1990
1990-1994
Atlético Nacional
Young Boys
Atlético Nacional
National team
1988-1994 Colombia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrés Escobar (13 March 1967 - 2 July 1994) was a Colombian footballer. He played for Colombia national team.

Escobar was shot dead in Medellín. It is believed that he was murdered because he scored an own goal against his team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup which caused the United States to win 2 – 1 and caused gambling losses to a lot of powerful drug lords.[1]

International career statistics[change | change source]

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Colombia national team
YearAppsGoals
1988 5 1
1989 16 0
1990 5 0
1991 8 0
1992 2 0
1993 1 0
1994 13 0
Total 50 1

References[change | change source]

  1. "CNNSI.com World Cup Hall of Fame – Andrés Escobar". CNN. Retrieved 2013-2-7. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Andrés Escobar". www.national-football-teams.com.