Víctor Aristizábal

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Aristizábal and the second or maternal family name is Posada.
Víctor Aristizábal
Personal information
Full name Víctor Hugo Aristizábal Posada
Date of birth (1971-12-09) 9 December 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Atlético Nacional 142 (70)
1994 Valencia 7 (0)
1994–1996 Atlético Nacional 38 (17)
1997–1998 São Paulo 25 (9)
1998–1999 Santos 11 (2)
2000 Atlético Nacional 25 (13)
2001 Deportivo Cali 28 (14)
2002 Vitória 21 (10)
2003 Cruzeiro 36 (21)
2004 Coritiba 25 (6)
2005–2007 Atlético Nacional 85 (49)
Total 633 (211)
National team
1993–2003 Colombia 66 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Víctor Hugo Aristizábal Posada (born 9 December 1971 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian retired football striker. Aristizábal scored 15 goals in 66 games for the Colombia national team between 1993 and 2003.

Club career[edit]

He started his career in Atlético Nacional, and played there from 1990 to 1996 only interrupted by a short spell with Valencia CF in 1994. Winning the Colombian league twice with Nacional, he eventually moved to play in Brazil. He played for São Paulo and Santos before spending two seasons at Nacional and Deportivo Cali. In 2002 he once again moved to Brazil, and played for EC Vitória, Cruzeiro and Coritiba. Aristizábal is the all-time top foreign goalscorer in the Brazilian league. He is also the all-time Colombian goalscorer with 348 goals, of which about 200 goals were scored with Atlético Nacional, club which he is also the top goalscorer. He is the only player that has won 6 championship with Atlético Nacional. He announced his retirement from football on November 2007 after suffering an awkward knee injury.[1]

International career[edit]

Between 1993 and 2003, Aristizábal played 66 international matches and scored 15 goals for the Colombia national team. He was an unused substitute for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, but played all three matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Aristizábal finished as top scorer with six goals in the 2001 Copa América held in Colombia, as Los Cafeteros won the title for the first time. He was also a member of the nation's squad for the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they finished in fourth place.

During the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, Aristizábal announced he was retiring from international soccer after being dropped for a match against Brazil.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.[2]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 30 May 1993 Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile  Chile
1–0
1–1
Friendly
2. 16 July 1993 Estadio 9 de Mayo, Machala, Ecuador  Mexico
2–1
2–1
1993 Copa América
3. 9 February 1994 Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia
1–0
1–0
Friendly
4. 26 February 1994 Weingart Stadium, Monterey Park, United States  South Korea
2–2
2–2
5. 2 June 1996 Estadio Nacional, Lima, Perú  Peru
1–1
1–1
1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 16 June 1997 Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera, Santa Cruz, Bolivia  Costa Rica
4–1
4–1
1997 Copa América
7. 11 July 2001 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Venezuela
2–0
2–0
2001 Copa América
8. 14 July 2001  Ecuador
1–0
1–0
9. 17 July 2001  Chile
1–0
2–0
10. 23 July 2001 Estadio Centenario, Armenia, Colombia  Peru
1–0
3–0
11.
3–0
12. 26 July 2001 Estadio Palogrande, Manizales, Colombia  Honduras
2–0
2–0
13. 14 November 2001 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay
1–0
4–0
2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
14.
2–0
15.
3–0

Club statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup South America Total
1992 Atlético Nacional Categoría Primera A 0 0 9 6 9 6
1993 33 20 0 0 5 3 38 23
Spain League Cup Europe Total
1993–94 Valencia La Liga 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Colombia League Cup South America Total
1994 Atlético Nacional Categoría Primera A 26 15 0 0 0 0 26 15
1995 12 2 0 0 12 7 24 9
Brazil League Cup South America Total
1996 São Paulo Série A 13 5 0 0 2+ 2 15 7
1997 12 4 0 0 5+ 4 17 8
1998 Santos 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
1999 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Colombia League Cup South America Total
2000 Atlético Nacional Categoría Primera A 25 13 0 0 4 1 29 14
2001 Deportivo Cali 28 14 0 0 3 1 31 15
Brazil League Cup South America Total
2002 Vitória Série A 21 10 0 0 0 0 21 10
2003 Cruzeiro 36 21 2+ 5 1 0 39 26
2004 Coritiba 25 6 0 0 4 2 29 8
Colombia League Cup South America Total
2005 Atlético Nacional Categoría Primera A 31 25 0 0 5 2 36 27
2006 32 17 0 0 7 4 39 21
2007 22 7 0 0 4 1 26 8
Total Brazil 118 48 2 5 12 8 132 61
Colombia 209 113 0 0 49 15 258 128
Spain 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 334 161 2 5 61 23 397 189

Source:[3]

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Preceded by
Ronaldo and Rivaldo
Copa America Top Goalscorers
Copa América 2001
Succeeded by
Adriano