Top 10 Colombian players in Serie A

4. Carlos Bacca


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Carlos comes from a pretty unhealthy coastal town in Colombia. Having lived an ordinary fisherman’s life while young, he could have never guessed what the future was holding for him.

His tenure at AC Milan started out well enough, but for a striker that cost €30 million, his goal-scoring record didn’t exactly stand out. He scored 18 league goals his first season at the San Siro, but during the next, his output dipped to 13 goals in 32 Serie A matches. As a result of his poor form, the Devils thought a change of scenery would do the striker good and loaned him out to Villarreal, who later bough him outright.

3. Juan Cuadrado


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Cuadrado left his homeland to play for Udinese – the Serie A machine for luring Colombian players, but failed to impress, making only 20 appearances in three season. As a result, he was loaned to Lecce. In spite of numerous splendid performances by Cuadrado, Lecce finished 18th and was relegated to Serie B.

He flourished whilst his time at Fiorentina, which prompted media speculation of a move to a larger club, and that club was Chelsea. In 2015, he returned to Italy to wear the Juventus jersey, and has made 137 appearances since then, racking up 14 goals and 31 assists. Cuadrado has won consecutive Scudettos and played in a Champions League final.

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