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Francisco Maturana

Francisco Maturana, also known as Pacho is a Colombian ex-football player and later a successful football manager.

Born in Quibdo, Choco, Francisco Maturana moved with his family at an early age to the city of Medellin. Here he played professional soccer while attending the University of Antioquia where he later obtained a degree in Dentistry. He began his professional career in 1970 at Atletico Nacional where he became a starting defender until 1980. During his time in Atletico Nacional he won two Colombian League Championships in 1973 and 1976. In 1981 he transferred to Atletico Bucaramanga and also played 6 matches with the Colombian National Team during the qulifying matches for the 1982 World Cup. In 1982 he played his last year with Deportes Tolima until he retired at the end of the season.

Francisco Maturana is considered to be one of the greatest South American coaches of all time and a legend of the Colombian game.

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