Faustino Asprilla

Where is Faustino Asprilla now?

Forever remembered at Newcastle United for his hat-trick against Barcelona, Faustino Asprilla called time on his career in July 2009 although he hadn’t been actively employed by a professional club for five years.

Starting his playing career in Columbia in 1988, he went onto make over 409 first team appearances, scoring 137 goals for 11 sides including spells in Brazil, Argentina and Italy.

His time in with Parma was his most successful in terms of trophies and he won the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Cup during his three seasons at the club.

He was also a regular for the Columbia national side in the 1990’s winning 57 caps, scoring 20 goals and playing in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals.

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Since retiring from playing, Asprilla has gone into the sexual health business with a flavoured condom company in his native Colombia which came about after an incident in 1993 when he accidentally exposed himself during a game which ultimately led to him becoming a national sex symbol.

The condoms come in a variety of flavours and are marketed under the name “Tino”.

During the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, he pledged to provide 3.5 million contraceptives to help the global shortage, giving away a million for free using a fleet of drones. 

Follow on Twitter @TinoasprillaH

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