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 who played as an attacking midfielder. 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. 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 1,672,541 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Carlos Valderrama is the 133rd most popular soccer player (down from 113th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Colombia (up from 8th in 2019) and the 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 133 out of 16,923Before him are Luis Monti, Bobby Moore, Fabio Cannavaro, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Dragan Džajić, and Paulino Alcántara. After him are Günter Netzer, Edwin van der Sar, Thierry Henry, Akira Kitaguchi, Héctor Castro, and Andrea Pirlo.

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Among people born in 1961, Carlos Valderrama ranks 22Before him are Robert Carlyle, Erna Solberg, Forest Whitaker, Joko Widodo, Meg Ryan, and Manu Chao. After him are Susan Boyle, Nastassja Kinski, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne, Alfonso Cuarón, and Lisa Gerrard.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Carlos Valderrama ranks 7 out of 271Before him are Pablo Escobar (1949), Gabriel García Márquez (1927), Fernando Botero (1932), César Gaviria (1947), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), and Shakira (1977). After him are René Higuita (1966), Carlos Valdes (1989), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Francisco de Paula Santander (1792), and Griselda Blanco (1943).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Colombia

Among soccer players born in Colombia, Carlos Valderrama ranks 1After him are René Higuita (1966), Andrés Escobar (1967), 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).