Luis Fajardo

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Luis Fajardo
Surname Luis Alfonso Fajardo Posada
birthday June 18, 1963
place of birth MedellinColombia
size 170 cm
position midfield
Years station
Atlético Nacional
Years station Games (goals) 1
1984-1992 Atlético Nacional 169 (14)
1993 Atlético Huila 36 0(2)
1994-1995 Independiente Medellin 23 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1989-1990 Colombia 15 0(1)
1 Only league games are given.

Luis Alfonso Fajardo Posada (born June 18, 1963 in Medellín ) is a former Colombian football player. At club level, he won the 1989 Copa Libertadores with Atlético Nacional and also took part in the 1990 World Cup in Italy with the national team of his home country .


Club career

Luis Fajardo, born on June 18, 1963 in the Colombian metropolis of Medellín , learned to play football in the youth of the local club Atlético Nacional , of which he was a member until 1983. At the age of twenty he made his debut in the first team and played for his employer until 1992. In nine years, the midfielder made 169 league games with fourteen goals. Without even having become champions or cup winners, Atlético Nacional suddenly showed themselves to be extremely successful in the 1989 season in the Copa Libertadores , the most important competition for club teams in Latin America. In the knockout phase, the team of coach Francisco Maturana eliminated one after the other the Racing Club from Argentina , league rivals Los Millonarios and the Uruguayan team from Danubio FC , making it into the final of the tournament for the first time in the club's history. There they met Olimpia Asunción from Paraguay . Atlético Nacional beat Paraguayans on penalties in the second leg and brought the Copa Libertadores to Colombia for the first time after losing a number of Colombian teams' finals. Luis Fajardo was used in both finals. While he experienced the 0-2 defeat in the first leg over the entire game, he was exchanged for Níver Arboleda in the 85th minute of the second leg and was therefore not one of the shooters in the penalty shoot-out.

Two years after this triumph in the Copa Libertadores, Luis Fajardo finally managed to win the Colombian football championship with Atlético Nacional. In the 1991 season they took first place in the final round before América de Cali and could celebrate the first championship in ten years.

After the end of the 1992 season, Luis Fajardo left Atlético Nacional and played for Atlético Huila , also in the Categoría Primera A , for a year . Here he made 36 appearances in the league with two goals. After only a year, the now 30-year-old Fajardo Huila turned his back and went back to Medellín, albeit to Nacional's local rival Independiente Medellín . At the club, which at that time was not one of the top addresses in Colombian football, he still played football actively in 1994 and 1995 before ending his career as a footballer in 1995 at the age of 32.

National team

In 1989 and 1990 Luis Fajardo was used in fifteen international matches for the Colombian national soccer team . He got a hit. He was appointed to the South American squad for the 1990 World Cup in Italy by national coach Maturana , which was the first world tournament for which Colombia had qualified since 1962. Luis Fajardo was used twice during the tournament. After he missed the first two group games against the United Arab Emirates (final score: 2-0) and Yugoslavia (final score: 0: 1), Fajardo played the third group game against eventual world champions Germany in a 1-1 draw over the entire season. He also played from the start in the following round of 16 match against Underdog Cameroon , but was replaced by Arnoldo Iguarán in the 57th minute . Colombia lost 2-1 in extra time and were eliminated from the tournament. After that, Luis Fajardo's international career also ended.


1989 with Atlético Nacional
1990 with Atlético Nacional
1991 with Atlético Nacional

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