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René Higuita

Personal information
Full nameJosé René Higuita Zapata
Date of birth27 August 1966(age 50)
Place of birthMedellín (Barrio Castilla), Colombia
Height1.75 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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José René Higuita Zapata (born 27 August 1966 in Medellín (Barrio Castilla)) is a former Colombian football goalkeeper nicknamed El Loco ("The Madman"). Rene was considered one of the most 'unique' goal keepers of all time due to his 'crazy' style of playing and impressive plays.

Known for being the creator of the scorpion kick, Higuita made an impact reinventing the way how goal keepers played in a game.

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