Player Profile: Faryd Mondragon

Posted on 20 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Full Name: Faryd Camilo Mondragón Ali

Position: Goalkeeper

Number: 1

Born: June 21, 1971

Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Height : 6’3″

Weight: 203

Previous Teams: FC Koln, Galatasaray, Metz, Independiente

Status: Senior International

Salary: N/A

How acquired (Union): Signed on January 20, 2011 after several seasons in the German Bundesliga with FC Koln.

International Career: Earned 50 caps with the Colombia’s Men’s National Team


2007-2010 with FC Koln: 94 appearances

2001-2007 with Galatasaray: 185 appearances

Many teams before that including Independiente, Metz, Deportivo Cali, and Real Zaragoza.

Did you know?

Mondragon featured for Colombia in the 1998 World Cup in France, playing well even though the Colombians fell out in the first round.

Scored one goal in his professional career so far, A penalty kick for Argentine club Independiente in the 1997-1998 season.

Made 41 appearances in both the Champions League and UEFA (now Europa League) Cup for Turkish giants Galatasaray.  

Born to Colombian parents of Lebanese ancestry.

Mondragon started the first USMNT international friendly to be played at PPL Park, a 0-0 tie between Colombia and the United States.

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