Carlos Valderrama spent 22 years playing football

Carlos Valderrama spent 22 years playing football with a number of different clubs around the world including: Deportivo Cali, Montpellier, Tampa Bay Mutiny and Colorado Rapids just to name a few of them. However, he was especially recognized and famous for all of the contributions he made for Colombia as he wore his country’s jersey in over 100 occasions.

It’s been over 10 years since the Valderrama announced his retirement but he still remains being an important figure in the world of football as the former player has now turned into a coach which is a trend that has been growing recently as more players decide to turn into managers after hanging up their boots.

Valderrama has praised Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez who is currently recovering from an injury he sustained earlier in February.

James Rodriguez was signed by Real Madrid after the Colombian player made a huge impact in the 2014 World Cup as he finished as the top goal-scorer after scoring 5 goals. For a transfer fee of €80 million, Real Madrid snatched him up but the young attacker has received criticism as he has not truly managed to live up to his astronomically high price tag however, Valderrama has been surprised by what the young player has accomplished since arriving to the Santiago Bernabeu. Read more »


Lodeiro was expected to have a major impact at Corinthians when he came to the club last year, but the player has struggled for first-team opportunities. Former manager Mano Menezes did not fancy the attacking midfielder for much of the league campaign.

As a result, transfer rumours have come out suggesting that Argentine outfit Boca Juniors may be interested in making a move for the player. The player made only seven appearances in the Brazilian Serie A last season. Hence, Boca Juniors are looking to take him out of the Corinthians misery by signing him on a loan deal till the end of the campaign. Read more »


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Focus on Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado is a professional footballer from Colombia who plays as a winger for Chelsea and the Colombian national team.

Born in Necocli, Cuadrado had a very difficult chldhood after his father passed away when he was just five years old, growing up amidst immense difficulty. He began his football career with local club Atletico Uraba where he played as a forward before a move to Independiente Medellin, one of the biggest clubs in the country saw him transformed into his present role as a winger. Read more »

Montpellier vs PSV Eindhoven Recopa Europa 1991 Valderrama vs Romario FUTBOL RETRO

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Carlos Valderrama vs Argentina 1997 By Vickingo

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