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Edwin Cardona

Edwin Cardona
Personal information
Full name Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pachuca
Number 10
Youth career
2006–2009 Atlético Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Atlético Nacional 75 (19)
2012Santa Fe (loan) 34 (4)
2013Junior (loan) 37 (7)
2015–2019 Monterrey 80 (31)
2017–2018Boca Juniors (loan) 31 (7)
2019– Pachuca 28 (8)
National team
2009–2011 Colombia U20 16 (8)
2014– Colombia 37 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:26, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June 2019

Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðwiŋ kaɾˈðona]; born 8 December 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Pachuca and for the Colombian national team.

Controversy

A friendly match was held between Colombia and South Korea in Seoul on November 10, 2017 in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. At the 17th minute in the second half with Colombia down 2-0 against Korea, Colombian player James Rodríguez attempted to pick up Korean player Jin-Su Kim from the ground after Kim was fouled. Korean captain Sung-Yueng Ki lightly shoved Rodríguez causing Rodríguez to completely flop and fall to the ground.[1] Edwin Cardona was caught up in the ensuing scuffle and was caught on camera making a racist gesture toward the Korean players.[2] Although the incident went unnoticed by the match referee, the racist incident sparked outrage and calls for heavy FIFA punishment for the C.F. Monterrey player.[3][4][5] Cardona was banned for 5 games by FIFA for his racist gesture.[6]

Club career

Colombia

Cardona made his professional debut in 2009 with Atlético Nacional. His performances led him to getting called up for the Colombian under-20 team.

He won an Apertura with Nacional in 2011 before being loaned to fellow Colombian Side Santa Fe. During his brief spell with Santa Fe, Cardona won the 2012 Apertura. The following year, Cardona would join Atlético Junior on a year-long loan.

In 2014 he was brought back to Atletico Nacional, converting himself to a key player in his first two seasons. During his most prominent time at the club, Cardona went on to dispute the final of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana. Despite losing the final against Argentine club River Plate, he was amongst the best players of the tournament even earning the best young player award. That same year, Cardona was included in Star XI of the Americas.

Monterrey

On 16 December 2014, Cardona signed for Liga MX club Monterrey alongside compatriots Alexander Mejía and Yimmi Chará. On 18 January 2015, Cardona scored his first goal for Los Rayados, netting against Pachuca for the 2014 Clausura. His first brace would come on 7 March against Toluca.

Cardona scored his second brace on 16 August 2015 against Dorados de Sinaloa for the 2015 Apertura. During a match for the 2016 Clausura against Santos Laguna, Cardona was praised for scoring an impressive bicycle kick. Due to this, he was given the nickname "Crackdona" amongst Monterrey fans. The match ended in a 2-1 victory with the first goal for Monterrey being scored by fellow countryman Dorlan Pabón.

On match-day 14, Cardona scored a goal against Club Tijuana by chipping it past Argentine keeper Federico Vilar. Monterrey ended up winning the match thus helping maintain their spot as leaders. The following 8th of April, Cardona netted another brace against Jaguares de Chiapas which earned him the man of the match award.

Boca Juniors

On 18 July 2017, the Colombian international joined Argentine giants Boca Juniors on a year-long loan plus a possible six months added if the club advances to the round of 16 at the 2018 Copa Libertadores. Monterrey set a $6 million price tag for Cardona if he were to be signed permanently by Boca Juniors.

International career

Youth

Cardona represented his country at the 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship in Chile, where he became the top scorer with 7 goals in 7 matches, including a hat-trick in a 3–0 win against Ecuador. In doing so, he tremendously helped his country qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup due to take place in Nigeria from 24 October – 15 November. Cardona was selected to play for his country in the 2011 Toulon Tournament in France. He scored 3 goals in the Championships including two goals against Ivory Coast and a goal against Mexico in the semi-final. Colombia went on to win the final in a penalty shoot-out against the host nation France.

Senior

On 3 October 2014, Cardona was called up to the Colombian senior team, for the first time, by manager Jose Nestor Pekerman for the team's friendlies against El Salvador and Canada.[7] As a starter, he made his senior debut against El Salvador.

He was called up again for Colombia's national team on 3 November 2014, this time for friendlies against the United States and Slovenia. He assisted Teófilo Gutiérrez in the 86th minute winning goal for an eventual 2–1 victory over the U.S.[8] Cardona would score his first goal for the national team against Kuwait in a 3–1 victory. Cardona scored his first goal during an official competition with the Colombian senior team during the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup match against Peru which was won by Colombia 2–0.[9]

In a friendly match between Colombia and South Korea in Seoul on 10 November 2017 in the 62nd minute with Colombia down 0-2 against Korea, Colombian player James Rodríguez attempted to pick up Korean player Jin-Su Kim from the ground in a rough manner after Kim was fouled. Korean captain Sung-Yueng Ki lightly shoved Rodríguez, Rodríguez then fell to the ground while pretending to cover his eye as if Ki slapped his face.[10] Edwin Cardona was caught up in the ensuing scuffle and was caught on camera making a slant-eyed gesture toward the Korean players.[11] Although the incident went unnoticed by the match referee, the incident sparked outrage and calls for heavy FIFA punishment for the Boca Juniors player.[12][13][14][15] Cardona apologized the same day via Twitter, saying that ”I didn’t mean to disrespect anyone, a country or a race, but if anyone felt offended, or interpreted it in that way, I am sorry.”[16] In December 2017 FIFA banned Cardona for five international games, although he would still be able to participate in the upcoming World Cup.[17]

In May 2018 he was named in Colombia’s preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[18] However, he did not make the final cut to 23.[19]

International goals

Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.[20]


# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 30 March 2015 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  Kuwait
2–1
3–1
Friendly
2. 8 October 2015 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Peru
2–0
2–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 24 March 2016 Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia  Bolivia
3–2
3–2
4. 6 October 2016 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay  Paraguay
1–0
1–0
5. 7 June 2017 Nueva Condomina, Murcia, Spain  Spain
1–1
2–2
Friendly

Career statistics

Club

As of 15 Marzo 2017[21]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup[n 1] South America Total
2009 Atlético Nacional Categoría Primera A 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2010 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2011 21 7 7 1 0 0 28 8
2012 Santa Fe 34 4 9 5 0 0 43 9
2013 Junior 37 7 5 0 0 0 42 7
2014 Atlético Nacional 32 10 9 2 18 5 59 17
Mexico League Cup North America Total
2014–15 Monterrey Liga MX 15 6 3 3 0 0 18 9
2015–16 36 18 5 1 0 0 41 19
2016–17 23 5 5 3 4 3 32 11
Total 74 29 13 7 4 3 91 39
Career total 221 55 43 15 22 8 286 78
Notes

International

As of 28 March 2017[22]
Team Year Apps Goals
Colombia
2014 2 0
2015 10 2
2016 12 2
2017 3 1
Total 27 5

Honours

Club

Atlético Nacional

Independiente Santa Fe

Country

Colombia U-20

Colombia

Individual

References

  1. ^ [www.si.com]
  2. ^ [www.si.com]
  3. ^ [www.goal.com]
  4. ^ [nesn.com]
  5. ^ [www.espnfc.com]
  6. ^ [www.usatoday.com]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "James the hero as Colombians make a home away from home | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ [elcomercio.pe]
  10. ^ "Watch: Colombian player makes racist gesture vs. S. Korea". SI.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Watch: Colombian player makes racist gesture vs. S. Korea". SI.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Colombia star Cardona causes outrage in South Korea after alleged racist gesture | Goal.com". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Colombia's Edwin Cardona makes racist gesture as South Korea win". Mail Online. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Colombia Soccer Player Makes Racist Gesture Toward Korean Opponents". NESN.com. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Edwin Cardona sorry for making eye gesture vs. South Korea, denies racism". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Cardona apologizes amid racism storm in South Korea". FOX Sports. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  17. ^ Garcia, Adriana (12 December 2017). "Colombia's Edwin Cardona handed five-game ban after eye gesture". ESPN FC. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? | Goal.com". Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  19. ^ [www.goal.com]
  20. ^ "Edwin Cardona International Statistics"., Int.soccerway.com Retrieved on 31 March 2015
  21. ^ Edwin Cardona at Soccerway
  22. ^ "Edwin Cardona". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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