Faustino Asprilla

Faustino Asprilla

Born Nov 10, 1969

Faustino Hernán "Tino" Asprilla Hinestroza is a former Colombian football player who most notably played for Parma A.C. , Newcastle United F.C. and the Colombia national football team as a forward. Though never a prolific goalscorer, he was known for his skill and pace, as well as for being temperamental and controversial both on and off the field. Asprilla was known by his supporters in his home country as The Octopus for his voracious appetite.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Faustino Asprilla.


1969 Birth Born in 1969.


1988 19 Years Old After starting out playing football with local team Carlos Sarmiento Lora School, Asprilla started his professional career in 1988 for the Colombian team Cúcuta Deportivo at the age of 18 for a year before transferring to Atlético Nacional. 35 goals in 78 games brought him to the attention to several Italian clubs who bid for him with Parma winning the race to sign him for US$10.9 million in 1992. … Read More


1992 23 Years Old Asprilla was part of the Parma team that won its first international tournament, the 1992–93 European Cup Winners' Cup, scoring four goals in eight matches. … Read More
1994 25 Years Old In early 1994, Asprilla was part of the Parma team which beat Milan 0–2 in the San Siro to overturn a 0–1 first leg deficit and claim the 1993 European Super Cup. … Read More
1995 26 Years Old At the start of the 1995–96 season, Asprilla found himself out of coach Nevio Scala's plans.
1996 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1996, after making only 6 appearances in the opening 5 months of the season, Asprilla joined English Premier League leaders Newcastle United for £6.7m. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old The 1997/98 season would be Asprilla's last for Newcastle. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old By the end of January 1998, with Newcastle struggling in the league and knocked out of the Champions League, Asprilla's time at Newcastle came to an abrupt end, with the Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish finally running out of patience with the wild Colombian's playboy antics and on-field inconsistency. … Read More


1999 - 2002 2 More Events
2004 35 Years Old The identity of the Middle East club has never been revealed and whether Asprilla did join them remains a mystery. There is no record of him officially playing for another professional team after his departure from Argentine side Estudiantes de La Plata in 2004. … Read More
2005 36 Years Old …  He has appeared in various Colombian Reality Shows, such as Desafio 2005 and Nomadas.
2008 39 Years Old …  In 2008 he was arrested for allegedly firing a machine-gun at security forces near his farm in Colombia.


In 2011 he was spotted attending Newcastle United matches, his cult status amongst English supporters meaning his presence often draws comment.
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2013, Asprilla was linked with a return to his former club Newcastle. … Read More
2014 45 Years Old In September 2014 it was revealed that he was preparing to launch a range of flavoured condoms in Colombia. … Read More
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