Who inspired Quique Vélez’s role in ‘Goals Against’?

One of the series trending on Netflix this festive bridge is ‘Goals against’a production inspired by the personal and sporting life of the remembered Paisa defender Andre Escobar, what was it murdered after the game in which he scored a goal in his own net at the 1994 United States World Cup against the United States, leaving Colombia out of the tournament. This unfortunate sporting event is said to have caused huge losses in betting on powerful people who gave him the final blow when he saw the footballer enjoying a disco with some friends.

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The goal of the series starring John Paul Urego is to the drama of the eternal 2 of the Club Atlético Nacional and the Colombian National TeamHowever, there is a secondary role that steals the attention of the first of the six chapters. This is also the football player Quique Velezwho walked in bad steps, very much linked to drug traffickers of that time for whom he did favors and later began to transport them weapons, money and guard them in their home, even use his image as a recognized footballer to mainly camouflage an arsenal of long-range weapons.

Quique Vélez, is a character played by the actor and football coach Brian Velez, a figure to give drama to the series, and that It would be based on striker Felipe ‘Pipe’ Pérez Urrea, who played for the clubs Atlético Nacional and Envigado.

In 1985, he even joined the Colombian U-20 National Team, with which he played some tournaments, including a South American and the World Cup which was held in the Soviet Union. That same year, he joined Atlético Nacional de Medellín, a team with which he played and won the 1989 Copa Libertadores, and in 1993 he joined the squad of Envigado Fútbol Club, where he finished his career as a footballer.

Source: El heraldo