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Carlos Valderrama (footballer)

Carlos Valderrama (footballer)
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Full nameCarlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio
Height5 ft 9 in
Playing positionMidfielder

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Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (-esˈkarlos alˈβeɾto baldeˈrama paˈlasjo; born September 2, 1961 in Santa Marta, Colombia), also known as El Pibe ("The Kid") is a Colombian former football player. His mass of blond, permed hair made him one of Colombia's most recognisable footballers. Valderrama was a member of the Colombia national football team in the 1990s known for his timing assists and passes. Between 1985 and 1998 he represented Colombia in 111 full internationals and scored 11 times, making him the most capped player in the country's history. He was the most famous football player in Colombia in the team of René Higuita, Faustino Asprilla, Freddy Rincón, Adolfo Valencia, Leonel Álvarez, Óscar Córdoba, Andrés Escobar and others.

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