Édison Chará

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Édison Chará
Personal information
Full name Edison Hipólito Chará Lucumí
Date of birth 2 October 1980
Place of birth Padilla, Cauca, Colombia
Date of death 19 October 2011(2011-10-19) (aged 31)
Place of death Cali, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
2000 Atlético Huila
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Deportivo Pereira 9 (1)
2001–2005 Deportivo Cali 5 (1)
2002 Atlético Huila (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Montevideo Wanderers (loan) 9 (1)
2004–2005 América de Cali (loan) 22 (5)
2005–2006 Once Caldas 14 (0)
2006 Cienciano 18 (7)
2007 Sporting Cristal 27 (2)
2008 Once Caldas 9 (1)
2008–2010 Juan Aurich 49 (12)
2010–2011 Deportivo Pereira 10 (0)
2011 Unión Comercio 1 (0)
2011 Dalian Aerbin 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Édison Hipólito Chará Lucumí (2 October 1980 – 19 October 2011) was a Colombian football striker. His last team was Chinese club Dalian Aerbin.

Career[edit]

Chará began his career with Deportivo Cali and joined in January 2003 to local rival América de Cali. After seventeen games, when scored four goals for América de Cali, was transferred to the Peruvian club Cienciano. The fast striker played one year for Cienciano, where scored nine goals in twenty one games and was scouted from Sporting Cristal on 28 December 2006.[1] Chará played only ten games and scored four goals in the season 2007/2008, was linked with Energie Cottbus[2] and left after of the season his club to sign for Juan Aurich.

Chará moved to China League One club Dalian Aerbin in March 2011 [3] and was released in July 2011.

Death[edit]

Chará died at a hospital in Cali on 19 October 2011, after having been shot by hitmen in Puerto Tejada, Cauca.[4]

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