Luis Eduardo Zapata

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Luis Eduardo Zapata
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Colorado Rapids Game 4/1/12
Personal information
Full name Luis Eduardo Zapata Zapata
Date of birth 24 April 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Millonarios 162 (4)
2004 Deportivo Cali (loan) 21 (0)
2009 Deportivo Pereira 13 (1)
2009 América de Cali 10 (0)
2010–2011 Caracas 11 (0)
2011 Wilstermann 0 (0)
2011 Deportivo Pasto 18 (0)
2012 Colorado Rapids 27 (0)
2016– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 11, 2016.

Luis Eduardo Zapata Zapata (born 24 April 1980) is a Colombian football defender who currently plays for Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Club career[edit]

Zapata began his career with Millonarios, making his debut in the Colombian top flight during the 2001 season. Since making his debut with Millonarios, Zapata was a regular starter at left back and was known primarily for his speed. During the 2004 season he was sent on loan to Deportivo Cali and had an extraordinary season before returning to Millonarios. He is nicknamed "El Morumbí", for his goal in a Copa Sudamericana 2007 match played in São Paulo, Brasil against São Paulo FC which gave Millonarios a unprecedented victory.

In 2008, he left his longtime club and signed with Deportivo Pereira.[1] He remained at the club for six months and appeared in 13 matches during that time. For the second half of the 2009 season Zapata joined América de Cali. He only remained at the club for six months as he and sixteen other players were let go at the end of the season.[2]

In July 2010 Zapata signed with Venezuelan club Caracas F.C..[3] After one season in Venezuela Zapata signed with Wilstermann of Bolivia for the clubs Copa Libertadores campaign.[4] While with Wilstermann he appeared in two Copa matches. After a brief stay in Bolivia the Colombian defender signed with Deportivo Pasto. In his first year at the club he helped Pasto in capturing the Primera B title and gain promotion to the Liga Postobón.[5][6]

After a three-week trial, Zapata signed with Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.


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