Carlos Arango

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arango and the second or maternal family name is Medina.
Carlos Arango
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-01-31) 31 January 1928 (age 86)
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.
† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Arango Medina (born 31 January 1928) is a former Colombian football forward.

Career[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10][11]

Arango made 22 appearances and scored six goals for the Colombia national football team from 1946 to 1965.[12] He scored Colombia's first goal in FIFA World Cup qualifying, a header against Uruguay in Bogota on 16 June 1957.[13]

On 19 August 2014, The former Colombia striker, known as "El Maestro" has died at the age of 86. [14]

Honours[edit]

International

References[edit]

  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. ^ Ascencio, Jose Orlando (5 November 1999). "A LA TIERRA DEL OLVIDO" [In the land of forgetfulness] (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Ruiz Bonilla, Guillermo (19 December 2007). "Estrellas de 1952" [Stars of 1952] (in Spanish). El Espectador. 
  12. ^ Ballesteros, Frank (31 May 2012). "Colombia - Record International Players". RSSSF. 
  13. ^ "Carlos Arango Medina hizo historia en el fútbol nacional" [Carlos Arango Medina made history in international football] (in Spanish). Arcotriunfal.com. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  14. ^ http://conmebol.com/en/content/former-colombian-footballer-carlos-arango-dies

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