Remembering Andrés Escobar, The gentleman of football

Although a global sport, few football stories make their round around the world with unending impact. The sudden and tragic death of Andrés Escobar in 1994 did just that.

Today, on the anniversary of his death, we’ve decided to pay tribute.

Andrés was first and foremost a charismatic, humble, and beloved person. The people of Colombia held him in high regard, given his tireless efforts to promote a positive image of Colombia. Something not so easy to do in the early 90’s. His undeniable football talent was the icing on the cake. The highlight of his career came in 1989 with Atletico Nacional as Andrés led the defensive line of the first Colombian club team to be crowned champions of the Copa Libertadores.

Here at Colombian Cracks the memory of Andrés lives with us daily as a reminder of the immense impact football can have as well as the pain, and tragedies that inevitably come with it. A true gentleman, we hope that you are resting in peace and watching down upon the current and future generations of Colombian Cracks!

R.I.P. Andrés Escobar

March 13, 1967 – July 2, 1994

Recordando a Andrés Escobar, El caballero de futbol

A pesar de ser un deporte global, pocas historias del futbol le dan la vuelta al mundo con gran impacto. La trágica y repentina muerte de Andrés Escobar en 1.994 hizo exactamente esto.

Hoy, en el aniversario de su muerte le rendimos homenaje.

Andres Escobar FCF

Andrés era primordialmente una persona carismática, sencilla, humilde y amado por los hinchas. En Colombia lo habían idolatrado dado sus esfuerzos por promover una imagen positiva de Colombia, lo cual era muy difícil en los años 90s . Su talento futbolístico era invaluable. La cima de su carrera se dio en 1.989 cuando como líder de la defensa del Atlético Nacional logran ganar por primera vez la Copa Libertadores de América para un equipo colombiano.

Aquí en Cracks Colombianos la memoria de Andrés Escobar sigue viva con nosotros día a día, como un recuerdo del impacto que puede tener el fútbol y también del dolor y las tragedias que inevitablemente trae con el. Un auténtico Caballero, deseamos que estés descansando en paz y mirando sobre el presente y futuras generaciones de Cracks Colombianos!

Descansa en paz

Marzo 13, 1967 – Julio 2, 1994

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