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Rubén Darío Bustos

Rubén Darío Bustos (born August 18, 1981, in Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander) is a Colombian retired football player, He played as a defender

Rubén Darío Bustos
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Personal information
Full name Rubén Dario Bustos Torres
Date of birth (1981-08-28) August 28, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Villa del Rosario, Norte de Santander, Colombia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
CD América de Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2007 América de Cali 143 (11)
2004Atlético Nacional (loan) 19 (2)
2007Cúcuta Deportivo (loan) 19 (0)
2007Grêmio FBPA (loan) 18 (1)
2008–2011 Internacional 18 (2)
2009–2010Millonarios (loan) 42 (6)
2011–2012 América de Cali 38 (4)
2013 Boyacá Chicó 15 (1)
2013 Cúcuta Deportivo 7 (0)
National team
2003–2008 Colombia 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 14, 2014
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 16, 2009

Rubén Darío is often confused with his brother, Darío Alberto Bustos, who is also a Colombian football player currently playing for Cúcuta Deportivo; he has 4 children, whose names are Diego Fernando Bustos, who plays in the America de Cali under 17 soccer team, Fredy Emanuel Bustos, who plays in traveling team in the US named South Miami United F.C., Samuel Bustos, and Santiago Bustos.

He was part of Cúcuta 2006 Colombian 1st division Championship and helped Cúcuta Deportivo from the Copa Mustang get to the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores 2007. He scored the 2 goals by free kicks to help Cúcuta reach the semifinals. In July 2007 he signed on loan with Gremio in Brasil. After Campeonato Brasileiro 2007, Bustos signed a professional contract with Brazilian team Internacional, main rival of his last team. For 2009, Bustos has been contacted to play again back in his country for Millonarios de Bogotá. Millonarios' coach Oscar Quintabani and president of Millonarios Juan Carlos Lopez have confirmed the transaction on loan.

Bustos has moved back to Internacional in 2010, where he is contracted until 2012, but he was dropped to the club's reserves team. In July 2011, he moved to his first professional team América de Cali.

In November 2007, he helped Colombia win both its matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL) versus Venezuela and Argentina by scoring two free kick goals.


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