Cristian Zapata Biography
- Age: 31 years old
- Birth Nation: Colombia
- Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
- Name: Cristian Zapata
- Birth Name: Cristian Eduardo Zapata Valencia
- Nick Name: Cristian
- Nationality: Columbian
- Birth Place/City: Padilla
- Profession: Footballer
- Working For: Colombia National Football Team,Milan
- Net Worth: 5.000.000 Euros
- Salary: 1.5 million Euros
- Weight in KG: 82kg
- Online Presence: Facebook,Wiki 11
Cristian Zapata is a Columbian professional footballer. He was born in the year 1986 September 30 in the city of Padilla in Columbia. His full name is Cristian Eduardo Zapata Valencia. He cherishes the height of 187 cm and has got the weight of 82 Kg. He plays as a Central Defense in the pitch from his Current Team at Italian Serie A Club A.C Milan from squad No.17 and from the first Team of his Nation Colombia in its National Football Team. According to the statistical salary record of 2013, his salary was 1.5 million Euros. However, this right footed Defender rules with the market value of worth 5.000.000 Euros at present. The agent for this player is Ungeklart.
Since, he grew up in Colombia, which concludes for his education to be from amongst the Colombian School. Cristian Zapata’s aunt, Limbaina Zapata, was kidnapped on 2013 with the demand of 150 million USD as ransom. However, the Colombian police located the kidnappers and made her released without any harm. There is no disclosed information about other of his personal life which includes his relationship status as well.
Cristian Zapata started his youth football career from Deportivo Cali and with the same club, he debuted his professional career in the year 2004. After appearing in 25 matches from this team in his professional career start, he moved to Udinese. He spent a quite long time in this club experiencing 168 matches from the club and bagging 5 goals for the club. After the 2010/2011 seasons, Cristian Zapata signed the contract with the Club Villareal. He appeared in 23 matches from the club. During his contract with Villareal, he was loaned to Italian Club AC Milan. He appeared in 23 matches from the club during the season. He started to make the headlines for the team. Later in 2013, Cristian Zapata signed the official contract with the club and has played 20 games afterwards making a prominent goal for the team. Cristian has been representing his Nation Colombia lining up in the Centre Defense line in the pitch from Colombia National Football team since 2007. He has played 20 international matches so far from this team.
Cristian Zapata has very strong aerial duels. His concentration on the game and passing qualities are very appreciable. He likes to play in long balls. He usually plays as a centre back but he is a versatile player who can adapt well on full back on either side of the pitch. Although he is a right footed player but he is comfy in using both his feet. This energetic young player of age 27 has got good speed in the game. He has the good positioning in the game. He has been a good assist for many goals in the game. He has got good tackling skills along with the passing and shooting capabilities. He has a good grip over the game. Cristian is lining up in the defense line in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup from the Colombia National Football Team. This will be his first experience in of playing in World Cup.
- Last modified : 08 June, 2014
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