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Andrés Escobar

Personal information
Full nameAndrés Escobar Saldarriaga
Date of birth13 March 1967
Place of birthMedellín, Colombia
Date of death2 July 1994(age 27)
Place of deathMedellín, Colombia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0.5 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (13 March 1967 2 July 1994), nicknamed "The Gentleman of Football", was a Colombian footballer who was shot and killed in Medellín. It is widely believed that he was murdered due to his own goal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which supposedly would have caused gambling losses to several powerful drug lords. Andrés Escobar is still held in the highest regard by Colombian fans, and is especially mourned and remembered by Atlético Nacional's fans. His brother, Santiago, has managed many Colombian teams.

Andres is known for his famous line "Life doesn't end here" and has been known to be the most beloved Colombian player in history.

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