Zapata playing for Napoli in 2014
|Full name||Duván Esteban Zapata Banguera|
|Date of birth||1 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Cali, Colombia|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2004–2008||América de Cali|
|2008–2011||América de Cali||65||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
América de Cali
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 taking part in the Colombian squad that disputed the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, it was announced that Zapata would join Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata on loan a one year loan.
On his debut, Zapata netted a goal in a 32 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 4 goals in 8 games in the Torneo Clausura 2012. That year, within both the Apertura and Clasura, Zapata scored 5, achieving this tally in 11 matches. During the summer of 2012, Estudiantes bought half of Zapata's registration rights from América de Cali.
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 to the club. 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.
On 28 September 2013, he made his first start in Serie A against Genoa, which Napoli won 2-0. On 22 October 2013, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League against Marseille. A game which Napoli won 1-2.
- As of 22 March 2015
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