Arnoldo Iguarán

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Iguarán and the second or maternal family name is Zúñiga.
Arnoldo Iguarán
Personal information
Full name Arnoldo Alberto Iguarán Zúñiga
Date of birth (1957-01-18) 18 January 1957 (age 58)
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 "El Guájiro" Iguarán himself, at the 66th minute of the match.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.[8]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 August 1979 Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá, Colombia  Venezuela
1–0
4–0
1979 Copa América
2. 2 March 1985 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay
2–0
3–0
Friendly
3. 19 April 1985 Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá, Colombia  Paraguay
1–1
2–2
4. 28 April 1985  Uruguay
2–1
2–1
5. 1 July 1987 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina  Bolivia
2–0
2–0
1987 Copa América
6. 5 July 1987 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina  Paraguay
1–0
3–0
7.
2–0
8.
3–0
9. 14 May 1988 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States  United States
1–0
2–0
Friendly
10.
2–0
11. 19 May 1988 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland  Finland
3–1
3–1
12. 7 August 1988 Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá, Colombia  Uruguay
1–0
2–1
Gonzalo Jimenez Cup
13. 9 March 1989 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Argentina
1–0
1–0
Friendly
14. 27 June 1989 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States  Haiti
2–0
4–0
15. 3 July 1989 Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil  Venezuela
2–0
4–2
1989 Copa América
16.
4–1
17. 9 July 1989 Estádio do Arruda, Recife, Brazil  Peru
1–0
1–1
18. 20 August 1989 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Ecuador
1–0
2–0
1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
19.
2–0
20. 27 August 1989 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay
1–1
1–2
21. 17 September 1989 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Paraguay
1–1
2–1
22. 4 May 1990 Comiskey Park, Chicago, United States  Poland
1–0
2–1
1990 Marlboro Cup
23. 6 June 1991 Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden  Sweden
2–1
2–2
Friendly
24. 13 July 1991 Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile  Brazil
2–0
2–0
1991 Copa América
25. 17 July 1991 Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile  Chile
1–0
1–1

Legacy[edit]

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

Titles[edit]

National championships[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]