Is Pablo related to Andres Escobar?

The best player that Colombia had was Andres Escobar, a true football star that was not related to Pablo Escobar in any way, just a simple coincidence to end up with the same surname.

Who is Santiago Gallon?

Santiago Gallon Henao was a Colombian drug trafficker and a leader of the Gallon gang. In 1993, Judy Moncada and Don Berna met with Santiago and his brother Pedro and convinced them to cut ties with Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel and join Los Pepes instead.

How old is Andres Escobar?

27 years (1967–1994)
Andrés Escobar/Age at death

Who is the best Colombian soccer player?

Top 10 Colombian Football Players

  • Carlos Valderrama. ‘El pibe’ made his professional debut in 1981 with Union Magdalena before playing for Deportivo Cali, Montpellier, Valladolid, and Juniors.
  • James Rodriguez.
  • Faustino Asprilla.
  • René Higuita.
  • Mario Yepes.
  • Willington Ortiz.
  • Freddy Rincón.
  • Iván René Valenciano.

Which soccer team was killed for losing?

The Los Maniceros massacre was the 2009 kidnapping in Colombia of twelve members of a Colombian amateur association football team Los Maniceros (The Peanut Men), eleven of whom were later murdered. The dead were aged between 17 and 38.

Who killed Colombian soccer player?

Andrés Escobar

Personal information
Date of death 2 July 1994 (aged 27)
Place of death Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre back

What was Pablo Escobar’s net worth?

With a reported worth of $25 billion, Escobar had ample money to spend—and he did. His lavish lifestyle included private planes, luxurious homes (see below), and over-the-top parties.

Who is the most famous football player ever?

Jerry Rice was chosen as the top player of all time, with Jim Brown as the second choice….The list.

Rank Player Year inducted to Pro Football Hall of Fame
1 Jerry Rice 2010
2 Jim Brown 1971
3 Lawrence Taylor 1999
4 Joe Montana 2000

Which country killed their soccer team?

Who is the father of Andres Escobar football player?

His father is Darío Escobar, a banker who founded an organisation that gives young people the opportunity to play football instead of being on the streets. His brother, Santiago, is a former footballer who played alongside Andrés at Atlético Nacional before moving into team management in 1998.

Where did Andres Escobar play most of his career?

In his club career, he played for Colombian club Atlético Nacional and Swiss club Young Boys. He helped Nacional to win the 1989 Copa Libertadores. Prior to the 1994 World Cup, Escobar was reported to have been offered a contract by A.C. Milan.

What was Andres Escobar’s jersey number at Atletico Nacional?

His brother, Santiago, is a former footballer who played alongside Andrés at Atlético Nacional before moving into team management in 1998. Escobar was a defender throughout his career. His jersey number was 2, and he was known by the nicknames “El Caballero del Fútbol” (“The Gentleman of Football”) and “The Immortal Number 2”.

When did the Two Escobars documentary come out?

As part of the 2009–2010 documentary series 30 for 30, ESPN broadcast The Two Escobars, by directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, which looked back at Colombia’s World Cup run and the relationship of association football and the country’s criminal gangs, notably the Medellín Cartel run by Pablo Escobar (who was unrelated to Andrés).