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Carlos Arango Medina (Santa Marta, 31 January 1928 - Los Angeles, 19 August 2014)[9] was a Colombian football forward, often known as "El Maestro".

Carlos Arango
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-01-31)31 January 1928
Place of birth Santa Marta, Colombia
Date of death 19 August 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 86)
Place of death Los Angeles, United States [1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1950 Deportes Caldas[2] 69 (51)
1950 Deportes Samario
1951 Atlético Nacional[3] 27 (18)
1952–1954 Santa Fe[4] 32 (10)
1954–1955 Independiente Medellín[5] 21 (10)
1956 Cúcuta Deportivo[6] 23 (15)
1959 Morelia
1959–1960 Unión Magdalena[7] 60 (31)
1961–1963 Millonarios[8] 90 (26)
La Salle
Vasco
Litoral
National team
1946–1965 Colombia 22 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Santa Marta, Arango began his professional football career with Deportes Caldas in 1948, and he would win the league title with Caldas in 1950. He was the only Colombian player in Deportes Samario's first professional squad in 1950.[10] He also played for Atlético Nacional, Santa Fe, Independiente Medellín, Cúcuta Deportivo and Millonarios in Colombia, Monarcas Morelia in Mexico, and La Salle, Vasco and Litoral in Venezuela.[11][12]

Arango made 22 appearances and scored six goals for the Colombia national football team from 1946 to 1965.[13] He scored Colombia's first goal in FIFA World Cup qualifying, a header against Uruguay in Bogota on 16 June 1957.[14]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://conmebol.com/en/content/former-colombian-footballer-carlos-arango-dies
  2. ^ Deportes Caldas statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  3. ^ Nacional statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  4. ^ Santa Fe statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  5. ^ Medellín statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  6. ^ Cúcuta statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  7. ^ Unión Magdalena statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  8. ^ Millonarios statistics @ Golgolgol.net
  9. ^ Falleció Carlos Arango Medina, histórico futbolista colombiano (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Ascencio, Jose Orlando (5 November 1999). "A LA TIERRA DEL OLVIDO" [In the land of forgetfulness] (in Spanish). El Tiempo.
  11. ^ Ruiz M., Juan Guillermo (31 January 2012). "Un día como hoy en el fútbol: Enero 31" [On this day in football: January 31]. GolGolGol Futbol. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013.
  12. ^ Ruiz Bonilla, Guillermo (19 December 2007). "Estrellas de 1952" [Stars of 1952] (in Spanish). El Espectador.
  13. ^ Ballesteros, Frank (31 May 2012). "Colombia - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2008-12-30.
  14. ^ "Carlos Arango Medina hizo historia en el fútbol nacional" [Carlos Arango Medina made history in international football] (in Spanish). Arcotriunfal.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 17 December 2012.

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