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Duván Esteban Zapata Banguero (American Spanish: [duˈβan saˈpata]; born 1 April 1991) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Atalanta, on loan from Sampdoria, and the Colombia national team as a striker.

Duván Zapata
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Zapata playing for Napoli in 2014
Personal information
Full name Duván Esteban Zapata Banguero
Date of birth (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Atalanta (on loan from Sampdoria)
Number 91
Youth career
2004–2008 América de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 América de Cali 38 (7)
2011–2013 Estudiantes 44 (19)
2013–2018 Napoli 37 (11)
2015–2017Udinese (loan) 63 (18)
2017–2018Sampdoria (loan) 31 (11)
2018– Sampdoria 0 (0)
2018–Atalanta (loan) 34 (22)
National team
2011 Colombia U20 5 (1)
2017– Colombia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019

Contents

Club careerEdit

América de CaliEdit

Zapata began his football career playing for the youth set-up of América de Cali. He was soon promoted to the first team in 2008, the same year he made his professional debut. As time progressed, he gradually made himself a regular starter. On 13 February 2011, Zapata not only scored his first goal, but also his first hat-trick, in a 3–2 victory against Deportivo Pereira. After featuring in the Colombian squad which participated in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, it was announced Zapata would join Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata on a one-year loan.

EstudiantesEdit

In 2011, Zapata joined Estudiantes on loan for a $120,000 loan fee with an option for Estudiantes to purchase for $1.2 million.[1][2] On his debut, Zapata scored a goal in a 3–2 win over Belgrano. During his first year with Estudiantes, Zapata would occasionally make appearances with their reserve team. Despite this, he still managed to score four goals in eight matches in the Torneo Clausura 2012. That year, within both the Apertura and Clasura, Zapata scored 5 goals in 11 matches. During the summer of 2012, Estudiantes purchased half of Zapata's playing rights from América de Cali.

For the 2013–13 season, Zapata featured in Estudiantes' starting 11, eventually turning into a fundamental part of the team and attracting interest from European clubs.[3][4]

In July 2013, English Premier League club West Ham United applied for a British work permit for Zapata ahead of a possible transfer from Estudiantes. Although not meeting the usual requirements for a permit, West Ham attempted to secure his arrival by claiming he was a "special talent" who would enhance the English game.[5] However, West Ham's owners soon announced on social media they were pulling out of the deal.[6]

NapoliEdit

On 25 August 2013, Zapata transferred to Italian Serie A club Napoli.[7] On 28 September, he made his first start in Serie A, a 2–0 Napoli win against Genoa.[8] On 22 October, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League, against Marseille in a 2–1 away win.[9]

Loan to UdineseEdit

On 22 July 2015, Zapata joined Udinese on a two-year loan deal with the option to purchase him after his first year at the club.[10]

SampdoriaEdit

On 31 August 2017, Zapata joined Sampdoria on a season-long loan deal with an obligation to purchase.[11]

AtalantaEdit

On 12 July 2018, Zapata joined Atalanta on a two-season loan deal with an option to purchase.[12]

On 26 December 2018, Zapata scored twice in a 2–2 draw against Juventus.[13] Later on 20 January 2019, Zapata scored four goals in a 5–0 away win versus Frosinone,[14] becoming the first Atalanta player since Hasse Jeppson in 1952 to achieve this feat in Serie A.[15] The goals lifted his tally up to 14 goals, all scored consecutively in his last 8 matches, making him the top scorer of the league jointly with Cristiano Ronaldo[16] and Fabio Quagliarella.[17]

On 30 January 2019, Zapata scored twice in a 3–0 win against holders Juventus in the quarter final stage of Coppa Italia.[18]

International careerEdit

Zapata received his first call-up to the Colombia national team for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Ecuador in March 2017. [19] He made his debut that month when he came on as a substitute agsinst Bolivia.[20]

In May 2018, he was named in Colombia's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 World Cup tournament proper, in Russia.[21] However, he did not make the final 23-man squad.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

Zapata is the cousin of fellow Colombia international footballer and current Milan defender Cristián Zapata.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 5 May 2019[24][25]
Club Season League Cups Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
América de Cali 2008 Categoría Primera A 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2009 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2010 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
2011 13 5 2 1 0 0 15 6
Total 52 7 2 1 0 0 54 8
Estudiantes 2011–12 Primera División 11 5 0 0 0 0 11 5
2012–13 31 13 2 3 0 0 33 16
2013–14 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total 44 19 2 3 0 0 46 22
Napoli 2013–14 Serie A 16 5 1 0 5[a] 2 22 7
2014–15 21 6 1 0 9[b] 2 31 8
Total 37 11 2 0 14 4 53 15
Udinese (loan) 2015–16 Serie A 25 8 1 0 0 0 26 8
2016–17 Serie A 38 10 1 1 0 0 39 11
Total 63 18 2 1 0 0 65 19
Sampdoria (loan) 2017–18 Serie A 31 11 1 0 0 0 32 11
Atalanta (loan) 2018–19 34 22 4 3 6 2 44 27
Career totals 261 88 13 8 20 6 304 102
  1. ^ Three appearances in UEFA Champions League, Two appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Eight appearances in UEFA Europa League, One appearance in UEFA Champions League

InternationalEdit

As of 23 March 2018
Colombia national team
Year Apps Goals
2017 4 0
2018 1 0
Total 5 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "QPR and West Ham target Duvan Zapata to join ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez at Napoli". 22 August 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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  6. ^ Jones, James (18 July 2013). "West Ham pull plug on Zapata deal - West Ham World".
  7. ^ "Napoli sign Estudiantes' Zapata". ESPN FC. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
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  14. ^ "Frosinone 0 - 5 Atalanta". Football Italia. 20 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
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  17. ^ "Top Scorers - Italian Serie A - Football". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
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  22. ^ Matt Dorman. "Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez named in Colombia's World Cup squad". Goal.com. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
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