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Víctor Aristizábal

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Full nameVíctor Hugo Aristizábal Posada
Height1.74 m (5ft 7½in)
Playing positionForward (retired)

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Víctor Hugo Aristizábal Posada (born December 9, 1971 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian retired football striker who scored 15 goals in 66 games for the Colombia national team between 1993 and 2003.

He started his career in Atlético Nacional, and played there from 1990 to 1996 only interrupted by a short spell with Valencia CF in 1994. Winning the Colombian league twice with Nacional, he eventually moved to play in Brazil. He played for São Paulo and Santos before spending two seasons at Nacional and Deportivo Cali. In 2002 he once again moved to Brazil, and played for EC Vitória, Cruzeiro and Coritiba. Aristizábal is the all-time top foreign goalscorer in the Brazilian league. He is also the all-time Colombian goalscorer with 348 goals, in which over 200 goals he has scored with Atletico Nacional and this makes him the top goalscorer in this club. Afterwards he rejoined Atletico Nacional for a third time, winning the Apertura 2005. He also won the Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2007. He is the only player that has won 6 championship (5 domestic leagues) with Atlético Nacional.

He announced his retirement from football on November 2007 after suffering an awkward knee injury

He was dubbed by Francisco Maturana "the best football player in the world without ball".


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