Elson Becerra

Elson Becerra

Infobox Football biography
playername = Elson Becerra

fullname = Elson Evelio Becerra Vaca
dateofbirth = birth date|1978|4|26
cityofbirth = Cartagena de Indias
countryofbirth = Colombia
dateofdeath = death date and age|2006|1|8|1978|4|26
cityofdeath = Cartagena de Indias
countryofdeath = Colombia
height =
position = Striker
currentclub =
clubnumber =
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1999–2001
clubs = Deportes Tolima
Atletico Junior
América de Cali
Al Jazira
caps(goals) = 72 (13)
0? 0(?)
0? 0(?)
0? 0(?)
nationalyears = 2000–2003
nationalteam = Colombia
nationalcaps(goals) = 14 0(1)
pcupdate = 22:14, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
ntupdate = 22:14, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Elson Evelio Becerra Vaca (April 26, 1978 – January 8, 2006) was a Colombian footballer.

A national team player, Becerra participated in the 2001 Copa America as well as the 2003 Confederations Cup, where he became noted for trying to save the life of the collapsed Marc-Vivien Foé. He also featured in Colombia's unsuccessful qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

On club level the striker had played for Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates since 2003. He previously played for Deportes Tolima and Atlético Junior.

Becerra was shot in a night club in his birth town Cartagena together with his friend Alexander Ríos, apparently after they had had a fight with a group of men a couple of days earlier.

External links

*cite news |author=Xinhua |authorlink=Xinhua News Agency |title=Colombian national soccer team player shot dead |url=http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200601/10/eng20060110_234062.html |work=People's Daily Online |publisher= |date=January 10, 2006 |accessdate=2007-01-26

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