The Player Who Was Murdered For An Own Goal

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The Player Murdered For An Own Goal

Andres Escobar, 27 Year Old

From Medellin,Colombia

His Parents Were Dario Escobar and beatriz saldarriagaAndres Escobar Was Born In 13 March 1967 and was Killed in 1994 in medellin,he was a Colombian player who played as a centre back. He played for Atlectico Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and Colombia national team. Nicknamed The Gentleman of the field, he was known for his clean style of play and calmness on the pitch.Escobar was killed in the aftermath of the 1994 FIFA World Cup, reportedly as retaliation for having scored an own goal which contributed to the team's elimination from the tournament. His murder tarnished the image of the country internationally. Escobar himself had worked to promote a more positive image of Colombia, earning acclaim in the country. An estimated 120,000 people attended Escobar's funeral, and the anniversary of his death is still marked at matches in Colombia each year

Escobar is still held in high regard by Colombian fans, and is especially mourned and remembered by Atlectico Nacional s fans.

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