Meet The Players
These are the players from the last Free Kick Masters event held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Faryd Ali Mondragon
Faryd Aly Camilo Mondragón (born June 21, 1971 in Cali) is a Colombian football goalkeeper who currently plays for the German club 1. FC Köln and the Colombian national team. He was born to Colombian and Lebanese parents.
Mondragón represented Turkish power Galatasaray from 2001 to 2007, where he won two Turkish Super League titles in 2002 and 2006. He was appreciated by the fans for his many saves and his commitment to the success of the team, and also become known for his prayers before and during games.
He also had stints with Deportivo Cali, Independiente Santa Fe (Colombia), Cerro Porteńo (Paraguay), Argentinos Juniors, Independiente (Argentina), Real Zaragoza (Spain) and FC Metz (France). He was a member of the Colombian teams that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
He transferred from Istanbul to 1. FC Köln in May, 2007. After arriving at his new club, he was forced to compete with established Köln goalkeeper Stefan Wessels for a spot in the starting eleven. After an intense pre-season, Mondragón was named as the new number one for 1. FC Köln. This resulted in Wessels leaving the club for Everton F.C. in England.
|Full name||Faryd Aly Camilo Mondragón|
|Date of birth||June 21, 1971 (1971-06-21)|
|Place of birth||Cali, Colombia|
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Current club||1. FC Köln|
Independiente Santa Fe
1. FC Köln