John Harold Lozano

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Harold Lozano
Personal information
Full name John Harold Lozano Prado
Date of birth (1972-03-30) 30 March 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 América Cali 129 (5)
1995 Palmeiras 19 (2)
1995–1996 América 28 (7)
1996–2002 Valladolid 105 (3)
2002–2003 Mallorca 29 (2)
2003–2004 Pachuca 15 (0)
Total 325 (19)
National team
1993–2003 Colombia 48 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Harold Lozano Prado (born 30 March 1972) is a Colombian retired footballer who played mainly as a defensive midfielder.

He spent most of his 13-year professional career in Spain, amassing La Liga totals of 134 matches and five goals, almost all with Real Valladolid (six seasons).

Club career[edit]

Lozano was born in Cali. During his career he played for América de Cali, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (Brazil), Club América (Mexico), Real Valladolid and RCD Mallorca (Spain),[1] retiring in 2004 after a stint with C.F. Pachuca (Mexico).[2] Whilst at Mallorca, he helped them win the 2003 edition of the Copa del Rey.[3]

While at the service of Valladolid, during a 29 September 2001 away match against Real Madrid which finished 2–2, opposing players blamed Lozano for whistling during a free kick, causing the opposing team to believe that the referee had blown the whistle and with the visitors profiting from the situation to score. He denied responsibility, saying it could have been any of the 90,000 spectators attending the game.[4][2]

International career[edit]

Lozano won 48 caps for Colombia during a ten-year span,[5] and was a participant at the 1994 and at 1998 FIFA World Cups.[2] He also represented the nation in three editions of the Copa América: 1993, 1995 and 1999.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Harold Lozano será presentado el lunes como nuevo fichaje "rojillo"" [Harold Lozano will be presented Monday as new "red" signing]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 14 June 2002. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Casado, Edu (30 January 2012). "Qué fue de… Harold Lozano (por Pucelano)" [What happened to… Harold Lozano (by Pucelano)]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ Miguelez, José (29 June 2003). "Eto'o pone Mallorca a brindar" [Eto'o has Mallorca toasting]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Lozano chifló al Real Madrid" [Lozano whistled (the verb "chiflar" could also mean "make go crazy") Real Madrid]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 2 October 2001. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Colombia – Record international players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Copa América 1993". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Copa América 1995". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Copa América 1999". RSSSF. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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