Faustino Asprilla
Colombian footballer
Faustino Asprilla
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.
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Asprilla dreams of Barcelona returning to Newcastle
Shields Gazette - almost 5 years
FAUSTINO Asprilla has told of his Champions League dream – the return Barcelona to St James’s Park.
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Colombia-Argentina: rivalidad llena de historia y anécdotas - Terra.com
Google News - over 5 years
El segundo tiempo fue aún mejor, pues los cuatro goles restantes llegaron de los pies de Faustino Asprilla (49' y 64'), Rincón repitió en el 62' y Adolfo 'El Tren' en el 84'. Los hinchas argentinos tuvieron también un comportamiento muy particular, ... -
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Rihanna is a fashion magpie - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Bet Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wouldn't mind Rihanna modelling the Toon Army's new kit. There's more chance of Rihanna wearing a Newcastle shirt than a big-money striker like the good old days of Faustino Asprilla and Les Ferdinand
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Fútbol & Punto - Libreta de Apuntes
Google News - over 5 years
Otra vez, Faustino Asprilla que convertía en gambeta cada avance le hizo un enganche que por poco descadera a Borelli y venció a Goycochea. A los 28, Freddy Rincón recogió un centro de Leonel Álvarez desde la banda izquierda y con certero remate generó
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Shearer's take on events at Newcastle - The Advertiser Series
Google News - over 5 years
A team boasting the likes of Les Ferdinand, Rob Lee, Pavel Srnicek and Faustino Asprilla are ready to do battle with a Roy Evans and Phil Thompson XI. Alan Shearer has also agreed to pull on his infamous No 9 shirt one last time and play in this
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Faustino Asprilla acusado de no pagar cuotas de manutención de su hijo - El Diario Montanes
Google News - over 5 years
Bogotá, 30 ago (EFE).- La Fiscalía General de Colombia acusó al exfutbolista Faustino Hernán Asprilla ante el Juzgado 36 Penal Municipal de Medellín, por su presunta responsabilidad en el delito de "inasistencia alimentaria", según se informa hoy en la
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Sir Alex Ferguson Speaks To The BBC And 6 Other Football U Turns - Sabotage Times
Google News - over 5 years
That was until Faustino Asprilla signed for Darlington in 2002. After he was snapped at the Feethams Darlo fans were dancing in the streets, but even the lure of 20 per cent of the gate receipts, a salary, a car and a rent free flat wasn't enough to
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Live - Wednesday football - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Both teams are paying about as much attention to defence as Faustino Asprilla on a hat-trick. 2019: And Udinese bounce right up the other end and it takes a strong left hand from Wojciech Szczesny to keep Antonio Di Natale's near-post effort out from
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Los albicelestes se sacudieron del 5-0 - Nuevo Estadio
Google News - over 5 years
Colombia y Argentina protagonizaron un bonito espectáculo en la grama del estadio General Santander, Carlos Valderrama, René Higuita, Faustino Asprilla, Sergio Goycochea y Fernando Redondo fueron las estrellas que iluminaron el cielo de la capital
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Hope springs for unprivileged kids - Fifa.com
Google News - over 5 years
Well, they do, after all, share nationality with flair machines such as James Rodriguez, Faustino Asprilla, Rene Higuita, Carlos Valderrama and Willington Ortiz! The latter, albeit consensually recognised as one of his country's greatest-ever players,
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Parma, Asprilla pronto a portare altri talenti - Tutto Mercato Web
Google News - over 5 years
Intervistato dall'importante giornale argentino Olè, l'ex giocatore del Parma ed idolo del Tardini Faustino Asprilla, ha parlato del Mondiale Under 20 attualmente in svolgimento a casa sua, in Colombia, rivelando però anche qualche dettaglio
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He Did It!: Biggest Scapegoats in Football History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
They had the likes of Carlos Valderrama, Freddy Rincon and Faustino Asprilla play for them. However, drug warfare was common in Colombia and football was often betted on by drug lords and cartels, as a whole. When Andres Escobar scored an own goal in
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'Colombia es un equipo potente': DT de Malí - Futbolred (Comunicado de prensa) (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Recuerdo que en mi época de jugador se hablaba mucho de (Carlos) Valderrama, (Faustino) Asprilla. Ahora, los principales referentes son los jugadores que están en el Porto", dijo Dallio. El DT aseguró que ha tenido dos inconvenientes para contar con un
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The Half Decent Football Magazine - When Saturday Comes
Google News - over 5 years
Wednesday 17 "That will go down as the best game in recent times in Europe," burbles Kenny Dalglish, all of a quiver after Newcastle's 3-2 win over Barcelona in the Champions League, a Faustino Asprilla hat trick putting the home side three up before
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Best and worst South American XIs - Team talk
Google News - over 5 years
CF - Faustino Asprilla (Newcastle United) - The maverick Colombian encapsulated everything about Kevin Keegan's managerial career at Newcastle, in some quarters blamed for the Toon's collapse in 1995 gifting the league to rivals United, Asprilla was
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A season of redemption in Colombia - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Faustino Asprilla, Carlos Valderrama and El Loco, Rene Huguita turned global attention on Colombia from the raging drug wars to football artistry at the Copa America and the World Cup. Who will not remember Huguita's famous 'Scorpion kick' that stopped
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Faustino Asprilla
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In September 2014 it was revealed that he was preparing to launch a range of flavoured condoms in Colombia.
    More Details Hide Details Atlético Nacional Parma Palmeiras
  • 2013
    Age 43
    Asprilla played in former Magpies goalkeeper Steve Harper's testimonial match on 11 September 2013 against AC Milan Glorie.
    More Details Hide Details He had a header disallowed for offside before the Italians won 2-1 on penalties.
    In early 2013, Asprilla was linked with a return to his former club Newcastle.
    More Details Hide Details Asprilla spoke of performing a coaching role with the youth squad as well as developing a special role in introducing young talent into the academy from his homeland Colombia. His intention is to give Colombians a chance to showcase their skills in European/English football, based on the sheer amount of talent that has come from Colombia in recent years.
  • 2011
    Age 41
    He made a return to St. James' Park on 22 January 2011 appearing on the pitch at half time during Newcastle United's Premier League home game against Tottenham Hotspur and attended a charity dinner in Gateshead that evening, alongside Les Ferdinand and Peter Beardsley, where he spoke of his affection for the Newcastle fans.
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    At the Stadium of Light for the Sunderland vs Newcastle game on 17 January 2011 he was in the away end sporting a Newcastle scarf.
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    In 2011 he was spotted attending Newcastle United matches, his cult status amongst English supporters meaning his presence often draws comment.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    In 2008 he was arrested for allegedly firing a machine-gun at security forces near his farm in Colombia.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    He has appeared in various Colombian Reality Shows, such as Desafio 2005 and Nomadas.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Asprilla scored 20 goals in 57 matches for Colombia from 1993 to 2001 and played for his country at the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. Asprilla was expected to be one of the top players of the 1994 tournament, but failed to score a single goal as Colombia was eliminated in the first round. Asprilla was a member of the Colombian team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona where the team also went out in the first round with losses to Spain (4–0) and Egypt (3–4), and a draw with Ireland (1–1). In the 1993 Copa America held in Ecuador, Colombia finished third overall. After topping Group C with a win over Mexico 2–1, and draws with Bolivia 1–1 and Argentina 1–1, Colombia beat Uruguay 1–1 (5–3 on penalties) before losing 0–0 (6–5 on penalties) to Argentina in the semi-final. Argentina went on to win the tournament. In the third place game, Colombia beat Ecuador 1–0 to claim third spot. Asprilla failed to score in the tournament.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    During a time which was generally low-key, he appeared in the public eye again in 2002 amid reports he had been approached by English Division Three side Darlington.
    More Details Hide Details Darlington successfully appealed an initial work permit refusal and had offered around £17,000 per week plus 20% of gate receipts, a car and a rent-free flat. Chairman George Reynolds considered they were friends and in fact paraded Asprilla in front of 5,163 fans before Darlington's 2-0 win over Carlisle United on Tuesday 27 August, believing the intended 2-year contract was good as signed. However it was reported that following the player stalling on taking a medical on Thursday 29 August, in the early hours of Friday 30 August, Asprilla caught a flight from Newcastle Airport to the Middle East, to apparently take up a more lucrative offer. Reynolds described himself as "absolutely gutted" by the snub, complained Asprilla "did not even have the decency to say goodbye" and said he would never talk to him again. This was the second time that Darlington was snubbed by a high-profile ex-Newcastle player that summer – the other was Paul Gascoigne.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    Asprilla played in the successful Palmeiras team in the 1999 and 2000 seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Although his brief time with Palmeiras saw the team achieve success, for Asprilla personally his time there marked the beginning of a pattern of short, relatively unproductive stays with various clubs across various countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Argentina.
  • 1998
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was sold back to Parma for £6m, having scored a total of 9 goals in 48 league appearances, and an impressive 9 goals in 11 European games.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    The 1997/98 season would be Asprilla's last for Newcastle.
    More Details Hide Details With the sale of striker Les Ferdinand to Tottenham Hotspur, and the serious injury to Alan Shearer during pre-season, Asprilla was preferred as first choice striker alongside the young, inexperienced Jon Dahl Tomasson. With the club competing in that season's Champions League, Asprilla's finest game for Newcastle came in a 3–2 win over Barcelona in an unforgettable game at St James' Park; Asprilla scored a hat-trick for Newcastle, which would be his last goals for the club.
  • 1996
    Age 26
    Parma sold Asprilla to English Premier League side Newcastle United for £6.7m in February 1996, with 'Tino', as the fans nicknamed him, famously appearing at St James Park to finalise the move during a snowstorm, dressed in a flamboyant fur coat.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, Newcastle were battling Manchester United for the league title, having led the championship for much of the season. He made his league debut in Newcastle's 2–1 win over Middlesbrough at The Riverside Stadium, coming on as a second-half substitute with the score 1–0 in Middlesbrough's favour. He made an immediate impact, creating the assist for Newcastle's equaliser. Unfortunately his time on Tyneside would be blighted by inconsistency and off-field incidents, and Asprilla was blamed as one of the reasons Newcastle would go on to concede the 1995/96 Premier League title to eventual winners Manchester United. Asprilla's second season for Newcastle ended with the club finishing in second place once again, behind Manchester United. His role was largely reduced to substitute appearances, although he retained his best performances for the clubs UEFA Cup campaign, scoring 5 goals. His wild celebration of the goal he scored against FC Metz, whereby he removed his shirt and swung it from a corner flag, resulted in Asprilla being given a yellow card, meaning a suspension from Newcastle's next UEFA Cup game against AS Monaco.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During his first spell at Parma, Asprilla scored 25 goals in 84 Serie A appearances. He is considered one of the greatest players of Parma's successful period in the 1990s. In his three full seasons with the club, Parma finished 3rd, 5th and 3rd in Serie A. The club also reached a European final in each of those seasons, as well as the 1994–95 Coppa Italia final.
  • 1995
    Age 25
    At the start of the 1995–96 season, Asprilla found himself out of coach Nevio Scala's plans.
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  • 1994
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Also in the 1993–94 season, Parma reached a second Cup Winners Cup final. However, a 0–1 defeat to Arsenal of England meant they would not retain their trophy. In 1994–95, Parma again reached the final of a major European competition as they faced Italian compatriots Juventus in the final of the UEFA Cup. Asprilla was instrumental in Parma's run to the final, with three goals over two legs in the semi final against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen. In the final itself, Asprilla was in the starting XI for both legs as Parma defeated Juventus 2–1 on aggregate.
  • 1992
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It was his brace in Spain that rallied the Italian team to a 2–1 victory over Atlético Madrid in the semi finals. However, an injury meant he was an unused substitute as Parma defeated Belgian club Royal Antwerp 3–1 in the final.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season at Parma, Asprilla scored some important goals, including a 27-yard second-half free kick which helped Parma beat Milan 1–0, ending the Italian champions' unbeaten streak at 58 matches. It was at Parma that Asprilla arguably enjoyed his greatest club success.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born in 1969.
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