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Cristian Zapata

29-Year-Old Defender     AC Milan  Serie A


Colombia

Birthdate:  September 30, 1986    Birthplace:  Padilla    Nationality:  Colombia    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  181 lbs    
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June 17, 2016    Cristian Zapata News

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Zapata and the Colombian defensive line recorded a clean sheet against Peru on Friday. Colombia ended winning the game via a penalty shootout.

Zapata was one of Colombia's best players, and his contributions were vital for Colombia, as the team kept the Peruvian attack in check. Things will get tougher in the next round as Colombia will face either Mexico or Chile in the Copa America semifinals.

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June 4, 2016

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Zapata scored the opening goal just eight minutes into Colombia's 2-0 win over the United States in the Copa America on Friday.

Not known for his offensive exploits, Zapata rocketed an Edwin Cardona corner into the back of the net for his first international goal. Adding in the clean sheet, and Zapata had a fantastic opening match of the tournament, though further attacking production shouldn't be expected.

May 23, 2013

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After playing on loan with AC Milan last season, Zapata has joined the club on a permanent basis as the club purchased him from Villareal and signed him to a three-year deal, Football Italia reports.

This is a nice move by AC Milan.

August 8, 2012

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AC Milan has brought in the former Udinese defender on a loan deal with Spanish side Villareal, Football Italia reports.

Another very smart move by Adriano Galliani. Zapata is young and has experience playing at a high level.

October 31, 2011

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Zapata will miss about five weeks with a sprained ligament in his right knee, ESPN reports.

Villarreal has been struck by the injury bug with Cani, Marco Ruben and Marcos Senna also hurt. Zapata will miss this week's Champions League match against Manchester City as a result.

July 12, 2011

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The Colombian defender has completed a transfer from Udinese to Villareal, Football Italia reports.

Zapata is a fine player as Villareal will soon find out.

May 28, 2010

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Zapata could be headed to Napoli as part of a trade that could see several players move in the opposite direction, Goal.com reports.

It will be interesting to see if this move becomes official.

May 3, 2010

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Several top clubs in Europe are interested in the Colombian center back, Goal.com reports.

Udinese has always done well making money in the transfer market and if a good offer comes in for Zapata, the clubs would be smart to sell him.