Tag: colombia

The magic and the madness of Faustino Asprilla

Faustino Asprilla always entertained, sparkling in some major moments and searing himself onto the memories of all football fans whose hearts he touched

The hypnotic exploits of Carlos Valderrama

Watching Carlos Valderrama in slow motion provides quite the spectacle, for he is one of South America’s most silky midfielders of all-time

A Tale of One City: Bogotá

This feature is part of A Tale of One City Bogotá, landlocked high on an Andean savannah and bordered by mountains, isn’t an obvious footballing city. Historically football in Colombia hails not…

Pablo Escobar and the narco-fútbol years

In 1989, Pablo Escobar was ranked seventh by Forbes Magazine on the World’s Billionaires List. A man with immense power, wealth and a notoriously violent streak, Escobar ran the Medellín drug cartel in…

The storied career of Juan Pablo Ángel

AS HE SAT DOWN TO WATCH HIS NEW EMPLOYERS register a sodden display at Villa Park in 2001, little could Juan Pablo Ángel have known about what lay ahead. For the Colombian, one…