Santiago Escobar

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Escobar and the second or maternal family name is Saldarriaga.
Santiago Escobar
Personal information
Full name Santiago Escobar Saldarriaga
Date of birth (1964-01-13) 13 January 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Táchira (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
1998 Deportivo Rionegro
2001–2002 Estudiantes de Mérida
2005–2006 Atlético Nacional
2006 Deportivo Pasto
2007 Once Caldas
2008 Junior
2008–2009 Independiente Medellín
2009–2010 Bolívar
2010–2012 Atlético Nacional
2012–2013 Once Caldas
2014–2016 La Equidad
2016– Deportivo Táchira

Santiago Escobar Saldarriaga (born 13 January 1964) is a manager and former footballer. He is the brother of the murdered footballer Andrés Escobar.[1] Following his retirement from football, he became a football manager; he is known for leading Atlético Nacional to win the 2005 and 2011 Categoría Primera A.[2] He also won the 2010 Copa Aerosur with Club Bolívar.


Born in Medellín, Escobar played football for Atlético Nacional, Deportivo Pereira, América de Cali, Sporting de Barranquilla, Junior de Barranquilla, Millonarios and Deportes Quindío.[3]


  1. ^ "The Tragedy of Andres Escobar (1967-1994)". Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Escobar resigns from struggling Atletico Nacional". ESPN. 2006-03-08. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  3. ^ Ruiz M., Juan Guillermo (13 January 2012). "Un día como hoy en el fútbol. Enero 13" [On this day in football: January 13] (in Spanish). GolGolGol Futbol.