Carlos Valderrama was born in Santa Marta, Colombia on Sep. 2, 1961. He was listed into the 125 Top Living Football Players, turning into the single Colombian footballer winning this special honor. Hoping to teach his practical skills and unique techniques on football to young footballer, he coached football academy – Galactics. On the basis of competitive ability – range of passing, technical skills and elegant style, he was nicknamed the “classic number 10 playmaker” for the No. 10 Colombia football shirt shrouding his body at international competitions.
As a footballer of the Colombia national football team, Carlos Valderrama scored 11 goals at 111 matches from 1985 to 1998, turning into the most capped player on the country’s history on football development. In 1985, Valderrama accomplished his first appearance at international match aged 24. Under his help, the Colombia won the third place at the 1987 Copa América. Valderrama won a title of “languid” in spite of his raw talents and personal ability.