|Full name||Elson Evelio Becerra Vaca|
|Date of birth||26 April 1978|
|Place of birth||Cartagena de Indias, Colombia|
|Date of death||8 January 2006(aged 27)|
|Place of death||Cartagena de Indias, Colombia|
|Playing position||Winger, deep-lying striker|
|2003||América de Cali|
|2004–2005||→ Emirates (loan)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Born in Cartagena, Becerra began playing football with Deportes Tolima's youth academy. He joined the senior squad at age 17, helping the club gain promotion to the Colombian second division. He scored 64 goals for Tolima.
On club level the striker had played for Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates since 2003. He played for Emirates Club during the 2005 season. He previously played for Deportes Tolima and Atlético Junior.
A national team player, Becerra won the 2001 Copa America and participated in the 2003 Confederations Cup, where he became noted for trying to save the life of the collapsed Marc-Vivien Foé. He also featured in Colombia's unsuccessful qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
- "El último adiós a Elson Becerra" [The last farewell to Elson Becerra] (in Spanish). El Pais. 10 January 2006.
- Abbasher, Yasir (1 January 2006). "Retrospective 05, Perspective 06". Gulfnews.com.
- Xinhua (10 January 2006). "Colombian national soccer team player shot dead". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 26 January 2007.
- Elson Becerra at National-Football-Teams.com
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