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|Full name||Róbinson Zapata Montaño|
|Date of birth||30 September 1978|
|Place of birth||Florida, Colombia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|1998–2000||América de Cali||62||(0)|
|2003–2004||América de Cali||33||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2016
Zapata started his career in Colombia with América de Cali and Real Cartagena. In 2004, he moved to Argentina where he had spells with Rosario Central, Independiente and Belgrano. In 2006, he joined La Serena in Chile before returning to Colombia to play for Cúcuta Deportivo.
Rufay, as he's called by his colleagues, joined Steaua on 23 July 2007 Steaua for €500.000 and signed a four-year contract with the Romanian team from Cúcuta Deportivo. During the first half of the season, he became the most appreciateded player in the Romanian team. (seen in this statistic made by Steaua supporters). After a mediocre second year at Steaua, Rufay became the first option as a goalkeeper after Ciprian Tătăruşanu's mistakes, and showed outstanding form.
In the beginning of 2010–11 season, Rufay was demoted to the B squad after the arrival of new coach Victor Piţurcă. Soon after Piţurcă left the club, new coach Dumitrescu called him back to the first squad. In December 2010, Zapata ended the contract with Steaua.
On 21 January 2011, Zapata agreed a one-and-a-half-year deal with Turkish club Galatasaray. He has been in a bad shape since his arrival, with just two clean sheets in 13 games, with a shot/save ratio of 42%. In June 2011, Robinson Zapata was fired from Galatasaray, becoming a free agent. He returned to Colombia where he is set to play for Deportivo Pereira in the second half on 2011.
On 5 July 2007, Zapata represented Colombia at the 2007 Copa América, playing against USA, but he was sent off in the 86th minute after being cautioned twice. His next tournament call-up came 9 years later, ahead of the Copa América Centenario.