Iván Zamorano

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Iván Zamorano
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Zamorano playing an exhibition game with his former club St. Gallen in 2012.
Personal information
Full name Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora
Date of birth (1967-01-18) January 18, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Cobresal 31 (8)
1985–1986 Trasandino (loan) 29 (27)
1988–1990 St. Gallen 56 (34)
1990–1992 Sevilla 59 (21)
1992–1996 Real Madrid 137 (77)
1996–2001 Internazionale 101 (25)
2001–2002 América 63 (33)
2003 Colo-Colo 14 (8)
Total 490 (233)
National team
1987–2001 Chile 69 (34)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (born January 18, 1967 in Santiago) is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas and Elias Figueroa he is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers.

He was a member of the Chilean national team and played in the 1998 World Cup and four Copa América tournaments. He played for several clubs, notably Spanish clubs Sevilla and Real Madrid C.F. as well as Italian club Internazionale. He won the 1994-95 La Liga title and was the season's top scorer with Real Madrid. He also won the UEFA Cup with Internazionale.

In 2004, Zamorano was selected among the FIFA 100, a list of the best living football players in the world compiled by Pelé.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zamorano started his career at the club Trasandino then he moved to Cobresal in Chile in 1985. In 1988, he moved to Europe to Swiss team FC St. Gallen, scoring 34 goals in 56 matches in three seasons.[1] In 1991 Zamorano debuted in the Spanish Primera División with Sevilla, where he would play 59 matches and score 21 goals before he was sold to Real Madrid for $5 million.

Real Madrid[edit]

With Real Madrid, between 1992 and 1996, Zamorano won one league, one Copa del Rey, and one Spanish Supercup title. In 1995, under manager Jorge Valdano, Zamorano helped Real Madrid win the Spanish League title, scoring 27 goals – including a hat–trick against FC Barcelona – and received the Pichichi Trophy as the season's top scorer.[2] That year, he formed a particularly effective attacking partnership with playmaker Michael Laudrup.[3] In the 1992–93 and 1994–95 seasons, he won the EFE Trophy, which is awarded to the best Ibero-American player in La Liga every year by Spanish news agency EFE.[4] In total, Zamorano appeared 137 times for Real Madrid, scoring 77 goals.

Internazionale[edit]

After five seasons in the Spanish league, Zamorano played four seasons in Serie A with Internazionale, from 1996 to 2000, where he was the teammate with Youri Djorkaeff, Diego Simeone, Javier Zanetti, and Ronaldo, among others. He was initially the club's premier striker, holding the coveted number nine shirt. However, upon Baggio's arrival at the club, Ronaldo was forced to give up number ten, and wear number nine, therefore Zamorano had to give up his number and started wearing a shirt bearing the number '1+8', therefore making him mathematically still a number 9 striker.[5] In May 1998, Inter won the UEFA Cup after beating Lazio in the final 3–0, with Zamorano scoring the opening goal.[6] He had also scored in second leg of the previous year's final, with the game going to penalties.[7] However, Zamorano missed his penalty as Inter lost to Schalke 1–4.[7]

Later career[edit]

Zamorano would move to Mexico in 2001 to play for América for two seasons, winning the Torneo de Verano in the first season. He concluded his career playing in Colo-Colo making a childhood dream come true, in 2003, after a professional career spanning more than 16 years.

International career[edit]

Zamorano made his debut at the age of 20 on 19 June 1987, scoring a goal in a 3–1 friendly win against Peru.[8] He scored five goals on 29 April 1997 in a 1998 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, which ended in a 6–0 victory.[9] He played all four of Chile's matches at the 1998 World Cup, setting up Marcelo Salas' goal in a 1–1 draw against Austria.[10] In the 2000 Olympic Games, he won the bronze medal, scoring a brace in a 2–0 victory against United States,[11] and was the top scorer with six goals.[12] His last international match, at age 34, was a farewell friendly between Chile and France on 1 September 2001, which Chile won 2–1.[13] Zamorano was capped 69 times, scoring 34 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chile League Copa Chile South America Total
1985 Cobresal Primera División 2 0
1986 3 1
1986 Trasandino Segunda División 29 27
1987 Cobresal Primera División 29 8 14 13
1988 14 14
Switzerland League Schweizer Cup Europe Total
1988-89 St. Gallen Super League 17 10 1 0
1989-90 33 23 4 3
1990-91 6 1
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
1990–91 Sevilla La Liga 29 9 2 1 0 0 31
1991–92 30 12 2 1 0 0 32
1992–93 Real Madrid La Liga 34 26 4 6 7 5 45 37
1993–94 36 11 6 4 4 2 46 17
1994–95 38 28 3 0 5 3 46 31
1995–96 29 12 2 0 5 4 36 16
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
1996–97 Internazionale Milano Serie A 31 7 6 4 10 2 47 13
1997–98 13 2 2 0 5 2 20 4
1998–99 25 9 10 3 3 2 38 14
1999–00 30 7 5 1 - - 35 8
2000–01 2 1 2 0 4 0 8 1
Mexico League Cup North America Total
2000-01 América Primera División 17 11
2001-02 35 18 4 0
2002-03 11 4
Chile League Copa Chile South America Total
2003 Colo-Colo Primera División 14 8
Total Chile 74 43 31 28
Switzerland 56 34 5 3
Spain 196 98 19 12 21 14
Italy 101 25 18 7 19 12
Mexico 63 33 4 0
Career total 490 233 73 50 44 26 612 348[14]

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Chile national team
Year Apps Goals
1987 5 1
1988 5 0
1989 2 1
1990 0 0
1991 9 6
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 2 2
1995 1 1
1996 8 5
1997 5 9
1998 8 2
1999 8 3
2000 10 4
2001 5 0
Total 69 34

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first.[15]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Trasandino
Cobresal
Real Madrid
Internazionale
Club América

International[edit]

Chile

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to an Argentine model María Alberó and their first child, a baby girl (Mia Pascale), was born on January 28, 2006.

Zamorano is currently working as an assistant coach with the Chilean Under-18 national football team and many speculate that he is being groomed to take charge of the Chile national football team at some point in the future. Polls have indicated that Zamorano would be a popular choice with the Chilean public.

Trivia[edit]

  • Zamorano wore the number 9 jersey for Internazionale until a sponsorship deal with Nike saw Ronaldo (who was originally assigned number 10) given the traditional strikers' number. When this happened, they gave him the number 18 jersey, but Zamorano added a plus (+) sign between the two numbers making it 1+8.
  • Zamorano was the promotional face of the new Santiago, Chile transport system Transantiago, which has brought him criticism because of the system's starting failures; some even say his credibility may have been damaged.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Web page dedicated to Iván Zamorano - Numbers section - www.tvn.cl - TVN Deportes, Chile.
  2. ^ Arcedillo, Manuel (2009-05-27). "1994/95: New title and 5–0 victory over Barça". Real Madrid C.F. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  3. ^ Cartlidge, David (2010-11-26). "Legends of El Clásico: Michael Laudrup". Spanish Football. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Trofeo EFE winners" (in Spanish). EFE. Agencia EFE S.A. Retrieved 2006-10-17. 
  5. ^ Marcotti, Gabriele (2009-03-31). "Top 50 greatest Inter Milan players". The Times. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Plus: Soccer — UEFA Cup; Inter Milan Tops Lazio for Title". The New York Times. 1998-05-07. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  7. ^ a b "Football: Ince and Hodgson suffer as Schalke lift UEFA Cup". The Independent. 1997-05-22. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  8. ^ "1987 Matches – South America". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Chile rout Venezuela". Indian Express. Reuters. 1997-04-30. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  10. ^ "Vastic equaliser denies Chile another victory". Indian Express. Reuters. 1998-06-17. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  11. ^ "U.S. men fall to Chile 2-0 in bronze medal game". Sports Illustrated. 2000-09-29. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  12. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 – Men". FIFA. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  13. ^ Yannis, Alex (2001-09-04). "Soccer: Notebook; U.S. Sprint to World Cup Has Turned Into a Slog". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  14. ^ http://diario.latercera.com/2012/01/08/01/contenido/deportes/4-96589-9-los-10-mas-grandes-goleadores-de-chile.shtml
  15. ^ a b "Iván Luis Zamorano – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  16. ^ http://thefootballhistoryboys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-top-250-250-241.html
  17. ^ "Continúan los "coletazos" para el rostro de TranSantiago". Canal 13 (Chile). 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 

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