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Carlos Valderrama (footballer)



Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio is a former Colombian footballer. He was a creative midfielder who some pundits consider as the best Colombian player of all time.

Nicknamed El Pibe ("The kid"), Valderrama is recognizable for his enormous dyed blondish-orange bush of hair and is known for his skillful passing and shielding. One of the most formidable powers of Valderrama is his ability to dominate the match playing in walking pace. Valderrama captained Colombia during the 1990, 1994, and 1998 World Cups, before announcing his international retirement after the 1998 competition having received 111 caps and scored 11 times. He won ...

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