Talk:Carlos Valderrama (footballer)

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His Nickname?[edit]

anybody knows from where does his nickname come from? Normally, "pibe" is what you call kids in argentina but it is not part of colombian slang. thank you (talk) 18:55, 29 May 2010 (UTC)


Í am from Germany and I have a question about Carlos Valderrama. How many times has he been captain of the nationalteam? He has played 111 times in the nationalteam. Please send the answers to my personal e-mail adres thank you very much


Does anyone know why the poster is missing an 'r' and has an extra 'm' ? Btyner 17:48, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Spelling mistake.

His hair[edit]

Simply awesome. He's 45, any chance of baldness setting in? Rogerthat Talk 09:42, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Greatest Colombian Player of All Time[edit]

There's no need for a citation. It is a FACT that he is and will ever be the greatest Colombian player of all time. Better than Asprilla, better than Rincon, better than Angel.

--- thats a matter of opinion, he is a great player and person (from the reality shows i've seen he is in) but he is more of a play maker. He isn't that fast and he is only really good for passing and free kicks, while Angel is more agile, great at scoring and a good play maker as well. He is ONE OF the greatest, but not THE greatest.

Carlos Valderrama is the greatest Colombian player of all times - just like Diego Armando Maradona is the best Argentine Player of all times. Valderrama exceeded at making his team mates better, he will always be an underrated legend. But at least I know just how good Valderrama really was - This guy could create problems against any team. I still remember the problems he caused Germany in the 1990 World Cup; Valderrama provided incisive passes all game long, his passing and movement was flawless.. Colombia should've won that match -however- the Colombians did not make the most of Valderrama's exceptional passing. This article does not makes justice to the great player Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama really was. (Luis, Spain) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:32, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

This is POV. Many will say that Willington Ortiz was better, or than Faustino Asprilla was a better player. Also needs a quotation, you can always link to the FIFA article. -- (talk) 21:38, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Is Valderrama a mulatto ? He is being featured in this article, but I found no reliable source supporting this (maybe he is simply hispanic). Does anyone have a source on this ? Wedineinheck (talk) 10:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

LA Galaxy[edit]

I've found nothing about him playing for LA, and the picture looked quite clearly photoshopped, please add a source if it is true. Dukemmm (talk) 18:33, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

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Biased statement[edit]

"His mass of blond, permed hair made him one of Colombia's most recognisable footballers."

No, he is recognized for the quality of his football. Although the hair had some attention, Valderrama was de facto one of the best players of his generation in the time that he played. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:19, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Irrelevant Picture[edit]

Why post a picture of a 45 year old Valderrama when the article is based mostly on his football career? when he is actually famous because he was a good footballer? therefore why not post a picture of Carlos Valderrama The Footballer as opposed to Carlos Valderrama enjoying life as a rich old man? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:39, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

I would also add that the use of 'blatantly unconventional' falls under the same banner. This article is overly detailed and hard to read from the 1981-84 period —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wben60 (talkcontribs) 10:35, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

I too think that at least the 1981-84 part of the text is bit strange. It begins with over 20 lines of text essentially saying the same thing 10 times. 3-5 lines would suffice. Also, grammatical errors? (talk) 22:23, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Grammar and Content[edit]

I don't even know where to start, this article is a mess. It contains a lot of grammatical errors (I've corrected a few), and basically reads like your father telling you about Valderrama's career. It's very detailed and obviously written by someone who followed his career, and consistent with what I know about him (admittedly not much, but he IS the classical sluggish passing genius). It would be a shame to remove the description of his career entirely, so if someone has the time, patience and knowledge to change this mess into something readable, it would be nice. Mexaboy (talk) 14:17, 15 October 2011 (UTC)