Andrés Escobar

1967 - 1994

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Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈdɾes eskoˈβaɾ salðari'aga]; 13 March 1967 – 2 July 1994) was a Colombian footballer who played as a defender. He played for Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and the Colombia national team. Nicknamed The Gentleman, he was known for his clean style of play and calmness on the pitch.Escobar was killed in the aftermath of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, reportedly as retaliation for having scored an own goal which contributed to the team's elimination from the tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrés Escobar has received more than 3,141,753 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Andrés Escobar is the 459th most popular soccer player (up from 534th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Colombia (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Colombian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Andrés Escobar ranks 459 out of 16,923Before him are Ernst Wilimowski, Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Henri Delaunay, Pedro Petrone, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, and Gianfranco Zola. After him are Ramón Díaz, Branko Zebec, Claudio Gentile, Gianluca Vialli, Herbert Wimmer, and László Bölöni.

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Among people born in 1967, Andrés Escobar ranks 33Before him are Iván Zamorano, Javier Sotomayor, Emily Watson, Anna Nicole Smith, Claudio Caniggia, and Matthias Sammer. After him are Aleksandr Karelin, R. Kelly, Serj Tankian, Richard Z. Kruspe, Guy Pearce, and Jamie Foxx. Among people deceased in 1994, Andrés Escobar ranks 81Before him are Luis Ocaña, Lionel Stander, Walter Lantz, Johannes Steinhoff, Federica Montseny, and Jérôme Lejeune. After him are Jean Borotra, John Candy, Nikolai Ogarkov, Juan Carlos Onetti, Donald Judd, and Woody Strode.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Andrés Escobar ranks 18 out of 271Before him are Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), Griselda Blanco (1943), Álvaro Uribe (1952), Sofía Vergara (1972), Virgilio Barco Vargas (1921), and Belisario Betancur (1923). After him are Rodrigo Lara (1946), Pedro López (1948), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Ernesto Samper (1950), Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903), and Samael Aun Weor (1917).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Colombia

Among soccer players born in Colombia, Andrés Escobar ranks 3Before him are Carlos Valderrama (1961) and René Higuita (1966). After him are James Rodríguez (1991), Radamel Falcao (1986), Faustino Asprilla (1969), Iván Córdoba (1976), Juan Cuadrado (1988), Efraín Sánchez (1926), Faryd Mondragón (1971), Freddy Rincón (1966), and Mario Yepes (1976).