XIV World Cup, 1990
|Full name||Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga|
|Date of birth||13 March 1967|
|Place of birth||Medellín, Colombia|
|Date of death||2 July 1994(aged 27)|
|Place of death||Medellín, Colombia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
International career statistics[change | change source]
|Colombia national team|
References[change | change source]
- "CNNSI.com World Cup Hall of Fame – Andrés Escobar". CNN. Retrieved 7 February 2013. Cite has empty unknown parameter:
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Andrés Escobar". www.national-football-teams.com.