Faustino Asprilla was one of the best players worldwide in his time as a professional footballer, as well as being one of the most important in the history of Colombian football. This November 10 is turning 50, and that's why FOOTBALL joins the celebration of the world of football remembering the best moments of his sports career.
The 'Tino' played in the most important leagues in the world, leaving an indelible mark on each of the teams he was in. His career began in Cucuta Deportivo began his career, then move on to Atletico Nacional, a team with which he knew how to be champion and so the doors of world football were opened through teams such as Parma, Newcastle, Palmeiras, Atlante de Mexico and the University of Chile.
In addition, his career in the Colombian National Team was notable and he is one of the national idols thanks to his unforgettable goals with the yellow shirt on.
These are the best moments of the 'Tino' career:
Score scorer with Cucuta Deportivo:
On May 21, 1989, with just 19 years, Faustino Asprilla appeared as a young promise in the motilon team in his first professional game, against a big one like Millionaires. It did not take long to prove his qualities, and he complicated the powerful blue defense that I cannot avoid that Asprilla will score a double to the Argentine Sergio Goycochea.
Goal to Milan:
In the 1992 – 1993 season, the Colombian player already demonstrated all his talent in the service of Parma, and that is why the fans relied on him to achieve a feat unthinkable at that time, to beat Milan. Asprilla did not disappoint, and that day he played one of the best games of his career, scoring a free kick for his team's historic victory at the San Siro stadium.
Dream night against Barcelona:
Faustino Asprilla had arrived in Newcastle for a figure of 7.5 million pounds, an astronomical figure for that time, and he was not disappointed by his time in English football. It was clear on the night of September 17, 1997 that the services as a footballer of the 'Tino' were worth that money and, perhaps, much more when he scored three goals to Barcelona in less than 49 minutes, leaving stunned players like Rivaldo, Figo and Luis Enrique, figures of the Catalan team at that time.
The night that silenced the monumental:
On September 5, 1993, the Colombian National Team traveled to Argentina, with the intention of achieving a result that would ensure the quota for the 1994 World Cup in the United States. That magical team was one of the best in the world, and the 'Tino' Asprilla was a of the many figures on that night scoring two goals, as he had promised in the warm-up prior to the 'bravisima' tribune of the monumental who dedicated himself to insulting him.