|Desc||He’s remembered for his hair more than anything else, which is a shame considering how important Carlos Valderrama was for Colombian football during the 80s and 90s. A deep-lying playmaker with a keen eye for a raking pass, Valderrama was far from your typical number 10. He wasn’t necessarily that prolific in the final third, but El Bibe’s tactical intelligence and positional awareness ensured that he remained a fixture in the Colombian setup for 13 years between 1985 and 1998|
|Org||Colombia National Team|
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|El Pibe||The Kid|
2016 08 13 Retrieve
[Carlos Valderrama on FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017] The FIFA U-17 World Cup in India will be a milestone in the history of football. I look forward to joining the Trophy Experience, which will bring the excitement of this landmark event even closer to Indian fans. There are great expectations in Colombia ahead of the first participation of our team since Nigeria 2009
2018 03 08 Retrieve
[Carlos Valderrama said he will cut his famous hair if Colombia win the World Cup] If we are world champions … it’s yes. We don’t qualify for World Cups very often, you know. So, we have to use this opportunity and if we reach there, we live it in the flesh
For me, personally, it’s an opportunity to show what happiness means to us, the Colombians. Besides, all our country will be able to see our national team play and have all the information live and directly from RT
2018 11 12 Retrieve
[Colombia legend Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio, also known as El Pibe, says a local coach is better to lead the La Tricolor] Without a doubt, the coach must be Colombian. We have trained coaches to lead the national team.
[Asked him about possibility of appointing Carlos Queiroz as the next coach] I’d rather look for the names like Luis Fernando Suárez and Alberto Gamero
2020 04 02 Retrieve
[The Colombian legend Carlos Valderrama wants James Rodriguez to seek a move away from Real Madrid in order to regain a protagonist role with a different team] James is old enough to make his own decisions. If I were James, I would be running away from Madrid. He has the quality to play in any team in the world. I do not doubt his talent, not in any moment. He is a star, he already proved it. Let him start for another team, again he has that quality to play anywhere in the world
2020 04 20 Retrieve
[Colombia had hoped James would go on to succeed Carlos Valderrama as the country’s greatest ever player. Speaking this week to Caracol Radio, the man himself] At Madrid, he was the best player in the team during the first year. Then a coach came and he didn’t like it. Then he went to Germany and he was fine. If I were him, I would go to England.