Colombia Men's Retro Soccer Jersey, WC 1990, Goal Keeper "Replica"
Full Sublimated "Replica" of Colombia Goalie Jersey worn on Italia 1990, Higuita #1 at the back. Also, available in Plain Back and Customized (name and number).
He was nicknamed El Loco ("The Madman") for his high-risk 'sweeper-keeper' playing style and his flair for the dramatic. Higuita's style of play, which was first shown to a global audience during the 1990 FIFA World Cup, was pioneering in influencing goalkeepers to take more responsibility for situations further from the goal. IFFHS ranked Higuita the 8th best keeper in South American history.
On the pitch, Higuita was known for his dramatic flair, composure under pressure, and eccentric playing style, often taking unnecessary risks and actively coming out of his area to anticipate opponents, play the ball out to defenders, undertake individual dribbling runs, and attempt to score goals, which led him to be described as a 'sweeper-keeper; he was therefore a pioneer in influencing other goalkeepers to take more responsibility for situations further away from the goal. Although he was a goalkeeper, Higuita also became known for scoring directly from free-kicks, as well as penalties.
Furthermore, Higuita reportedly invented the scorpion kick, a movement which involves the player jumping forward, positioning their legs over their head, and in doing so, kicks the ball away with their heels; one of Higuita's most notable uses of the scorpion was when he performed it while clearing a cross by Jamie Redknapp during a friendly against England at Wembley Stadium on 6 September 1995, earning him considerable media attention.
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