Arnoldo Iguarán

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Arnoldo Iguarán
Personal information
Full name Arnoldo Alberto Iguarán Zúñiga
Date of birth (1957-01-18) 18 January 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Riohacha, Colombia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Cúcuta Deportivo[1] 156 (44)
1982 Deportivo Táchira
1982 Deportes Tolima[2] 18 (4)
1983 Independiente Santa Fe 11 (3)
1983–1991 Millonarios[3] 258 (88)
1992 Atlético Junior[4] 28 (3)
1993–1995 Millonarios 78 (32)
1995–1997 Cúcuta Deportivo 35 (14)
National team
1979–1993 Colombia 68 (25)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arnoldo Alberto Iguarán Zúñiga (born 18 January 1957) aka "El Guajiro" is a former Colombian footballer who is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Colombia national team.[5]

Club career[edit]

Born in Riohacha, Iguarán started and ended his club football career with Cúcuta Deportivo. He spent 12 years at Millonarios, and won the Colombian league in 1987 and 1988 with the club. In 13 seasons with Millonarios, he scored 120 goals in 336 league games.[6] Iguarán returned to Cúcuta Deportivo and retired from playing at age 40, making him one of the oldest players in Colombian league history.[7]

International career[edit]

Iguarán is also considered one of the best players ever in the Colombia national football team, where he holds the goalscoring record with 25 goals in 68 games between 1979 and 1993.[8] One of the most memorable victories he had while playing at the Colombian team was in the Copa América 1991, where they defeated Brasil with a score of 2–0, the first goal was scored by Antony de Ávila, and the second one was scored by the "Guájaro" Iguarán himself, at the 66th minute of the match.


After his retirement in the 1990s, a football academy was founded in his honor by his brother Camilo Iguarán.


National championships[edit]

Team Country Year
Deportivo Táchira Venezuela 1981
Millonarios Colombia 1987
Millonarios Colombia 1988


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