Colombia has produced some of the most talented players coming out from South America. Among those footballers it is possible to find spectacular goalkeepers, solid defenders, creative midfielders and lethal strikers.
Through these players, Colombia has written its most glorious football pages.
Those episodes include qualifying to Chile ’62, an epic comeback against the Soviet Union, exceptional participations in Copa America, astonishing World Cup campaigns in Italy ’90 and Brazil 2014, demolishing Argentina in the USA ’94 qualifiers, and numerous magnificent performances at club level.
James Rodriguez, Colombia’s newest star, was officially presented as a Real Madrid player on Tuesday. Rodriguez was the main contributor in Colombia’s historic World Cup campaign in Brazil, but where does he rank among the constellation of the Cafeteros' greatest footballers?
The following is a rank of the best Colombian players of all time in which achievements, consistency, leadership, football quality and historic relevance were taken into account.