|Full name||Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora|
|Date of birth||18 January 1967|
|Place of birth||Santiago, Chile|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1985–1986||→ Cobreandino (loan)||29||(27)|
|2000||Chile Olympic (O.P.)||5||(6)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (Latin American Spanish: [iˈβan samoˈɾano]; born 18 January 1967) is a Chilean former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers, along with Marcelo Salas, Leonel Sánchez and Elias Figueroa.
He was a member of the Chile national team and played in the 1998 World Cup, four Copa América tournaments, and the Olympics in 2000 with the u-23 team, where he won a bronze medal and was the top scorer of the tournament. He played for several clubs, notably Spanish clubs Sevilla and Real Madrid; Italian club Inter Milan as well as Liga MX club America. 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 Inter Milan in 1998, as well as the Liga MX title with America his first season with the club. 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.
Born in Santiago, Zamorano started his career in Chile with Cobresal in December 1985. He was loaned out to Chilean Primera Division B club Trasandino (called Cobreandino between 1985 and 1992) for the 1985–86 season. He returned to the club shortly after and won the 1987 Copa Chile with Cobresal. In 1988, he moved to Europe to Swiss team St. Gallen, becoming the league's top scorer in the 1989–90 season, and scoring 37 goals in 61 matches across three seasons. In 1990, Zamorano debuted in the Spanish Primera División with Sevilla, where he would play 63 matches and score 23 goals in all competitions before being sold to Real Madrid for $6 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, as he scored 28 goals – including a hat–trick against Barcelona – and received the Pichichi Trophy as the season's top scorer. That year, he formed a particularly effective attacking partnership with playmaker Michael Laudrup. 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. In total, Zamorano appeared 173 times for Real Madrid, scoring 101 goals.
After six seasons in the Spanish league, Zamorano played four seasons in Serie A with Inter Milan, from 1996 to 2000, where he was teammates 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 Roberto 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 but refused to wear another and started wearing a shirt bearing the number '1+8', therefore making him mathematically still a number 9 striker. In May 1998, Inter won the UEFA Cup after beating Lazio in the final 3–0, with Zamorano scoring the opening goal. He had also scored in the second leg of the previous year's final, with the game going to penalties. However, Zamorano missed his penalty as Inter lost the shootout to Schalke 04 4–1.
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 for Colo-Colo in 2003, making a childhood dream come true. He announced his retirement in July of that year after a professional career spanning more than 16 years.
Zamorano made his debut at the age of 20 on 19 June 1987, scoring a goal in a 3–1 friendly win against Peru. He scored five goals on 29 April 1997 in a 1998 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, which ended in a 6–0 victory. He played all four of Chile's matches at the 1998 World Cup; he was an instrumental part of the Chilean team despite failing to score, setting up Marcelo Salas' goal in a 1–1 draw against Austria. In the 2000 Olympic Games, he won the bronze medal, scoring a brace in a 2–0 victory against United States, and was the top scorer with six goals. His last international match, at age 34, was a farewell friendly between Chile and France on 1 September 2001, which Chile won 2–1. Zamorano was capped 69 times, scoring 34 goals.
Zamorano has a long-term close friendship with his former fellow footballer Fabián Estay, which was interrupted from 2001 to 2007 due to the fact that Estay stated that Zamorano didn't support him when he was isolated from the América first team by the club leaders. In addition, Zamorano is the godfather of the Estay's daughter, Renata Ivana.
In 2005, he married María Alberó, an Argentine model.
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.
|St. Gallen||1988–89||Swiss Super League||17||10||1||0||0||0||18||10|
|Real Madrid||1992–93||La Liga||34||26||4||6||7||5||45||37|
|Inter Milan||1996–97||Serie A||31||7||6||4||10||2||47||13|
- Scores and results list Chile's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Zamorano goal.
|1||19 June 1987||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru||Peru||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|2||6 August 1989||Brígido Iriarte Stadium, Caracas, Venezuela||Venezuela||3–1||3–1||1990 World Cup qualification|
|3||30 June 1991||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Ecuador||2–0||3–1||Friendly|
|4||6 July 1991||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Venezuela||2–0||2–0||1991 Copa América|
|5||8 July 1991||Estadio Municipal de Concepción, Concepción, Chile||Peru||3–1||4–2||1991 Copa América|
|7||14 July 1991||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Paraguay||2–0||4–0||1991 Copa América|
|8||17 July 1991||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Colombia||1–1||1–1||1991 Copa América|
|9||22 March 1994||Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France||France||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|10||25 May 1994||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Peru||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|11||20 March 1995||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||Mexico||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|12||23 April 1996||Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile||Australia||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|14||6 July 1996||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Ecuador||1–0||4–1||1998 World Cup qualification|
|16||1 September 1996||Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia||Colombia||1–4||1–4||1998 World Cup qualification|
|17||12 January 1997||Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru||Peru||1–2||1–2||1998 World Cup qualification|
|18||29 April 1997||Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||Venezuela||1–0||6–0||1998 World Cup qualification|
|23||5 July 1997||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Colombia||4–1||4–1||1998 World Cup qualification|
|24||20 July 1997||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Paraguay||1–0||2–1||1998 World Cup qualification|
|26||24 May 1998||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Uruguay||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|27||31 May 1998||Stade Alexandre Tropenas, Montélimar, France||Tunisia||3–2||3–2||Friendly|
|28||3 July 1999||Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay||Venezuela||1–0||3–0||1999 Copa América|
|29||11 July 1999||Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, Luque, Paraguay||Colombia||3–2||3–2||1999 Copa América|
|30||13 July 1999||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Uruguay||1–1||1–1 (3–5 PSO)||1999 Copa América|
|31||3 June 2000||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||1–1||1–2||2002 World Cup qualification|
|32||29 June 2000||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Paraguay||3–1||3–1||2002 World Cup qualification|
|33||25 July 2000||Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal, Venezuela||Venezuela||2–0||2–0||2002 World Cup qualification|
|34||15 August 2000||Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile||Brazil||2–0||3–0||2002 World Cup qualification|
- Swiss Super League Best Foreign Player: 1989–90
- EFE Trophy: 1992–93, 1994–95
- Pichichi Trophy: 1994–95
- La Liga Best Foreign Player: 1994–95
- European Sports Media Team of the Year: 1994–95
- Olympic Games top scorer: 2000
- FIFA 100
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