Edwin Cardona

by Rob 23 Mar,2018
Edwin Cardona
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya
  • Birth Place Medellín, Colombia
  • Famous Name Edwin Cardona
  • Father Andres Giovanni Cardona
  • Mother Paula Bedoya
  • Salary £300,000
  • Nationality Colombian
  • Currently Working For National Team of Colombian and Monterrey
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Carolina Castaño
  • Divorce No
  • Children Yes
  • Girlfriend No
  • Tatto(s) Yes

Edwin Cardona is a professional footballer from Colombia who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for National Team of Colombia and Boca Juniors on loan from Mexican football club, Monterrey.

The 25-year-old footballer has previously played for Atlético Nacional, Santa Fe, and Junior.  He has individually been honored with South American Under-17 Football Championship top scorer(2009) and Star XI of the Americans (2014).

Edwin Cardona’s Early Life

Edwin Cardona was born as Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya on December 8, 1992, in Medellin, Colombia. Cardona holds a Colombian nationality.

Cardona was born to his father, Andres Giovanni Cardona, and mother, Paula Bedoya and grew up with his sibling, Mateo Cardona, and Geraldine Cardona Bedoya. His brother Mateo is also a footballer

Edwin Cardona’s Net Worth

In 2016, Cardona's market value was estimated at £5.40million and his current market value is estimated to be £4.50 million as of October 9, 2017.

In 2014, Cardona's annual salary was estimated at £260,000 and his current yearly salary is estimated above £400,000. Cardona net worth of 2018 is not revealed yet but can be expected to be around $500,000.

Edwin Cardona’s Career

Edwin Cardona began his career as a member of the Atletico Nacional.  Later, he was promoted to a first-team of Nacional in 2009 and made his professional debut in the same year. His performance led him to get invited by Colombian U-20 squad.

Cardona is the member of the team that won Categoria Primera A (2011-I, 2014-I). For the club, he scored 19 goals in 75 appearances.

On January 1, 2012, Cardona was sent on loan to Independiente Santa Fe. He scored 4 goals in 34 games before ending his loan-contract. Along with his club, he has been honored with Categoria Primera A (2012-I).

Cardona also had a loan spell at Junior on January 1, 2013, where he scored 7 goals in 37 appearances.

He was signed by Monterrey on January 1, 2015, with the transfer fee of £3.74million. He has so far scored 31 goals in 80 appearances.

On July 17, 2017, Cardona was loaned to Boca Juniors which keeps him until June 30, 2018. For the club, he has scored 3 goals in 14 appearances so far.

Edwin Cardona’s International Career

Edwin Cardona entered in the international field with the Colombia U-17 at 2009 American U-17 Football Championship where he became the top scorer with 7 goals, including a hat-trick against Ecuador.

Later, Cardona was named to play for his country in the 2011 Toulon Tournament in France. Cardona also scored 8 goals in 16 appearances for Colombia U-20 with whom he won Toulon Tournament in 2011.

Cardona was invited by the Senior team on October 3, 2014, and made his debut on On October 11, 2014, in a friendly match against El Salvador.

He was called up to play a match against United State where he assisted Teofilo Gutierrez and scored his first international goal against Kuwait in a 3-1 win.

In 2017, FIFA banned Cardona for five international matches because of he was caught up in the ensuing scuffle and was caught on camera making a slanted-eyed gesture toward Korean player in an international match against Korea on November 10, 2017.

Cardona has been capped 27 times for his national team scoring 5 goals. He is the member of the national team that finished 3rd in the 2016 Copa America behind Jeison Murillo and Stefan Medina.

Edwin Cardona’s Personal Life

Cardona got married to his beloved wife, Carolina Castaño in the midst of a spectacular private ceremony at the Llanogrande-Medellín country club.

The beautiful couple is blessed with three children, Emiliano Cardona born in October 2013, Ana and María Angel. If we analyze Cardona’ Instagram account, he has shared a number of beautiful photos of them and children.

Moving towards his body measurements, Cardona is 6 Feet (1.83m) tall and his weight is 81kg.

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