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Top 10 Colombian players in Serie A

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South American footballers have enjoyed growing success in Europe’s top five leagues in recent times.

Colombia has especially produced some fantastic players during a somewhat “golden era” for the country. 

Due to their fantastic skills and technique, they have mostly taken Serie A by storm. That is why we take  a look at the Top 10 Colombian players in Serie A:

10. Victor Ibarbo

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Ibarbo joined Cagliari from Atletico Nacional in 2011, managing to make over 100 Serie A appearances and scoring 15 goals for the Sardinia side. Before leaving for Cagliari, he had the chance to move to Udinese. The forward may not have been so efficient in his Rossoblu spell, but he was very respected and loved by his fans.

Despite having later penned a new a three-year contract, that was supposed to keep him tied until 2017, he left to join Roma on loan back in 2015. There he featured only 15 times, but failed to deliver to the coach, which saw him being loaned out once again, this time in England.

9. David Ospina

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The Colombia starting goalkeeper spent last season on loan at Napoli, where he made 24 appearances and kept eight clean sheets, which left  coach Carlo Ancelotti impressed by the 30-year-old during his temporary spell in Naples. The good first impression was the reason to why they make the move permanent by securing his services on a long term basis this July.

With 98 international appearances, David is the most capped goalkeeper in Colombia’s history and also represented his country at two World Cups – in 2014 and 2018. With opportunities few and far at Arsenal, the move to Serie A allowed the Colombian to get more playing time, games he needed in order to remain first choice for his country.


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