Iván Zamorano

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Iván Zamorano
Iván Zamorano.jpg
Zamorano in 2013
Personal information
Full name Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora
Date of birth (1967-01-18) 18 January 1967 (age 51)
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)
1985–1986Cobreandino (loan) 29 (27)
1988–1990 St. Gallen 56 (34)
1990–1992 Sevilla 59 (21)
1992–1996 Real Madrid 137 (77)
1996–2001 Internazionale 101 (26)
2001–2003 América 63 (33)
2003 Colo-Colo 14 (8)
Total 490 (233)
National team
2000 Chile Olympic 5 (6)
1987–2001 Chile 69 (34)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) 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. A powerful and prolific goal-scorer, he was particularly renowned for his strength and ability in the air, with many of his goals coming from headers.[1]

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

Zamorano was nicknamed Bam Bam[2][3] and Iván el Terrible.[4][5]

Club career[edit]

Born in Santiago, 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.[6] In 1990 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.

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.[7] That year, he formed a particularly effective attacking partnership with playmaker Michael Laudrup.[8] 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.[9] In total, Zamorano appeared 173 times for Real Madrid, scoring 101 goals.

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.[10] In May 1998, Inter won the UEFA Cup after beating Lazio in the final 3–0, with Zamorano scoring the opening goal.[11] He had also scored in second leg of the previous year's final, with the game going to penalties.[12] However, Zamorano missed his penalty as Inter lost to Schalke 1–4.[12]

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.[13] He scored five goals on 29 April 1997 in a 1998 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, which ended in a 6–0 victory.[14] 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.[15] In the 2000 Olympic Games, he won the bronze medal, scoring a brace in a 2–0 victory against United States,[16] and was the top scorer with six goals.[17] His last international match, at age 34, was a farewell friendly between Chile and France on 1 September 2001, which Chile won 2–1.[18] Zamorano was capped 69 times, scoring 34 goals.

Outside football[edit]

Zamorano was the promotional face of the new Santiago, transport system, Transantiago, which has brought him criticism because of the system's starting failures; some even say his credibility may have been damaged.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[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 2 0
1986 3 1 3 1
1986 Trasandino Segunda División 29 27 29 27
1987 Cobresal Primera División 29 8 14 13 43 21
1988 14 14 14 14
Switzerland League Schweizer Cup Europe Total
1988–89 St. Gallen Super League 17 10 1 0 18 10
1989–90 33 23 4 3 33 26
1990–91 6 1 6 1
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
1990–91 Sevilla La Liga 29 9 2 1 0 0 31 10
1991–92 30 12 2 1 0 0 32 13
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 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 17 11
2001–02 35 18 4 0 39 18
2002–03 11 4 11 4
Chile League Copa Chile South America Total
2003 Colo-Colo Primera División 14 8 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[20]

International[edit]

[21]

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.[21]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 June 1987 Estadio Nacional, Lima  Peru 3–1 3–1 Friendly
2. 6 August 1989 Brígido Iriarte Stadium, Caracas  Venezuela 3–1 3–1 1990 World Cup qualification
3. 30 June 1991 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Ecuador 2–0 3–1 Friendly
4. 6 July 1991 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Venezuela 2–0 2–0 1991 Copa América
5. 8 July 1991 Estadio Municipal de Concepción, Concepción  Peru 3–1 4–2 1991 Copa América
6. 4–2
7. 14 July 1991 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Paraguay 2–0 4–0 1991 Copa América
8. 17 July 1991 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Colombia 1–1 1–1 1991 Copa América
9. 22 March 1994 Stade de Gerland, Lyon  France 1–1 1–3 Friendly
10 25 May 1994 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Peru 2–1 2–1 Friendly
11. 20 March 1995 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles  Mexico 1–0 2–1 Friendly
12. 23 April 1996 Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, Antofagasta  Australia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
13. 3–0
14. 6 July 1996 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Ecuador 1–0 4–1 1998 World Cup qualification
15. 4–1
16. 1 September 1996 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla  Colombia 1–4 1–4 1998 World Cup qualification
17. 12 January 1997 Estadio Nacional, Lima  Peru 1–2 1–2 1998 World Cup qualification
18. 29 April 1997 Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago  Venezuela 1–0 6–0 1998 World Cup qualification
19. 2–0
20. 3–0
21. 4–0
22. 6–0
23. 5 July 1997 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Colombia 4–1 4–1 1998 World Cup qualification
24. 20 July 1997 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Paraguay 1–0 2–1 1998 World Cup qualification
25. 2–0
26. 24 May 1998 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Uruguay 1–0 2–2 Friendly
27. 31 May 1998 Stade Alexandre Tropenas, Montélimar  Tunisia 3–2 3–2 Friendly
28. 3 July 1999 Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, Ciudad del Este  Venezuela 1–0 3–0 1999 Copa América
29. 11 July 1999 Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, Luque  Colombia 3–2 3–2 1999 Copa América
30. 13 July 1999 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción  Uruguay 1–1 1–1 (3–5 PSO) 1999 Copa América
31. 3 June 2000 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo  Uruguay 1–1 1–2 2002 World Cup qualification
32. 29 June 2000 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Paraguay 3–1 3–1 2002 World Cup qualification
33. 25 July 2000 Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal  Venezuela 2–0 2–0 2002 World Cup qualification
34. 15 August 2000 Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago  Brazil 2–0 3–0 2002 World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Trasandino
Cobresal
Real Madrid
Internazionale
Club América

International[edit]

Chile

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Zamorano". RealMadrid.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Los problemas económicos de «Bam Bam» Zamorano". ABC (in Spanish). 17 September 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Iván el Terrible Zamorano" (in Spanish). El Tiempo. 23 January 1992. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lord Bendtner, Kevin-Prince Boateng & the best royal XI in football". Goal.com. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
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  16. ^ "U.S. men fall to Chile 2-0 in bronze medal game". Sports Illustrated. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  17. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 – Men". FIFA. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  18. ^ Yannis, Alex (4 September 2001). "Soccer: Notebook; U.S. Sprint to World Cup Has Turned Into a Slog". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  19. ^ "Continúan los "coletazos" para el rostro de TranSantiago" (in Spanish). Canal 13. 19 March 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  20. ^ http://diario.latercera.com/2012/01/08/01/contenido/deportes/4-96589-9-los-10-mas-grandes-goleadores-de-chile.shtml
  21. ^ a b "Iván Luis Zamorano – Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  22. ^ http://thefootballhistoryboys.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/the-top-250-250-241.html

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