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Carlos Valderrama

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Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (Colombian Spanish: [ˈkaɾlos alˈβeɾto βaldeˈrama paˈlasjo]; born 2 September 1961), also known as El Pibe ("The Kid"), is a Colombian former professional footballer and sports commentator for Fútbol de Primera, who played as an attacking midfielder. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players.A creative playmaker, he is regarded as one of the best Colombian footballers of all time, and by some as Colombia's greatest player ever and along with that is recognized as a Football legend. His distinctive hairstyle, as well as his precise passing and technical skills made him one of South America's most recognisable footballers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Valderrama has received more than 2,012,524 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Carlos Valderrama is the 140th most popular soccer player (down from 133rd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Colombia (down from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Colombian Soccer Player.

Carlos Valderrama is a Colombian footballer who is best known for his hairstyle.

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Among soccer players, Carlos Valderrama ranks 140 out of 16,880Before him are Dragan Džajić, Sandro Mazzola, Tostão, Telmo Zarra, Bora Milutinović, and Ademir de Menezes. After him are Didier Deschamps, Pavel Nedvěd, Carles Rexach, Luis Enrique, Rudi Völler, and Kenny Dalglish.

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Among people born in 1961, Carlos Valderrama ranks 23Before him are Meg Ryan, Forest Whitaker, Robert Carlyle, Dennis Rodman, Manu Chao, and Tim Roth. After him are Nastassja Kinski, Hibatullah Akhundzada, Samy Naceri, Tom Ford, Alfonso Cuarón, and Susan Boyle.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Carlos Valderrama ranks 9 out of 306Before him are Fernando Botero (1932), Shakira (1977), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), César Gaviria (1947), René Higuita (1966), and Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939). After him are Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Rodrigo Lara (1946), Pedro López (1948), Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), and Griselda Blanco (1943).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Colombia

Among soccer players born in Colombia, Carlos Valderrama ranks 2Before him are René Higuita (1966). After him are James Rodríguez (1991), Andrés Escobar (1967), Radamel Falcao (1986), Iván Córdoba (1976), Faustino Asprilla (1969), Juan Cuadrado (1988), Faryd Mondragón (1971), Reinaldo Rueda (1957), David Ospina (1988), and Mario Yepes (1976).

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