Níver Arboleda

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Níver Arboleda
Personal information
Full name Níver Arboleda Díaz
Date of birth (1967-12-08)8 December 1967
Place of birth Puerto Tejada, Cauca, Colombia
Date of death 5 October 2011(2011-10-05) (aged 43)
Place of death Guatemala City, Guatemala
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Atlético Nacional[1] 102 (22)
1992–1995 Deportivo Cali[2] 147 (61)
1995–1996 Veracruz 29 (5)
1996–2000 Zacatepec
2000–2001 RSD Zacatecas
2001 Zhejiang Greentown
2002–2003 Juventud Retalteca[3]
2003 Antigua GFC[4]
National team
1991–1995 Colombia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Niver Arboleda Díaz (8 December 1967 – 5 October 2011) was a Colombian footballer who played for Atlético Nacional, Deportivo Cali, Veracruz, Zacatepec and Zhejiang Greentown.[5]

Club career[edit]

Born in Puerto Tejada, Cauca, Arboleda began playing football at the Carlos Sarmiento Lora School. He turned professional with Atlético Nacional, where he would win the 1989 Copa Libertadores. Next, he made 147 league appearances for Deportivo Cali before moving abroad to play for Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz in the Mexican Primera División. After one season in Veracruz, he played for second division sides Zacatepec and Real Sociedad de Zacatecas. He finished his career playing in Guatemala with Antigua GFC and Juventud Retalteca.[6]

International career[edit]

Arboleda also won four caps for Colombia with two of them coming in the 1995 Copa America.[7]


Arboleda died from a heart attack during a surgical procedure at a Guatemala City hospital at age 43.[8]


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