Zapata playing for Napoli in 2014
|Full name||Duván Esteban Zapata Banguero|
|Date of birth||1 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Cali, Colombia|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Atalanta (on loan from Sampdoria)|
|2004–2008||América de Cali|
|2008–2011||América de Cali||38||(7)|
|2015–2017||→ Udinese (loan)||63||(18)|
|2017–2018||→ Sampdoria (loan)||31||(11)|
|2018–||→ Atalanta (loan)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2018
Duván Esteban Zapata Banguero (American Spanish: [duˈβan saˈpata]; born 1 April 1991) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Atalanta, on loan from Sampdoria, and the Colombia national team as a striker.
América de Cali
Zapata began his football career playing for the youth set-up of América de Cali. He was soon promoted to the first team in 2008, the same year he made his professional debut. As time progressed, he gradually made himself a regular starter. On 13 February 2011, Zapata not only scored his first goal but also his first hat trick in a 3–2 victory against Deportivo Pereira. After taking part in the Colombian squad that disputed the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, it was announced that Zapata would join Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata on a one-year loan.
On his debut, Zapata netted a goal in a 3–2 win over Belgrano. During his first year with Estudiantes, Zapata would occasionally make appearances with their reserve team. Despite this, he still managed to score 4 goals in 8 games in the Torneo Clausura 2012. That year, within both the Apertura and Clasura, Zapata scored 5, achieving this tally in 11 matches. During the summer of 2012, Estudiantes bought half of Zapata's registration rights from América de Cali.
For the 2013–13 season, Zapata broke in the starting eleven. He eventually turned into a fundamental part for the team and at the same started to attract interest from European clubs.
In July 2013, English Premier League club West Ham United applied for a British work permit for Zapata ahead of a possible transfer from Estudiantes to the club. Although not meeting the usual requirements for a permit West Ham attempted to secure his arrival by claiming he was a 'special talent' who would enhance the English game. However, the owners soon announced on social media they were pulling out of the deal.
On 28 September 2013, he made his first start in Serie A against Genoa, which Napoli won 2–0. On 22 October 2013, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League against Marseille. A game which Napoli won 1–2.
Loan to Udinese
On 22 July 2015, Zapata joined Udinese on a two-year loan deal with the option to purchase him after his first year at the club.
On 31 August 2017, Zapata joined Sampdoria on a season-long loan deal with obligation to buy.
On 12 July 2018, Zapata joined Atalanta on a two-season loan deal with the option to buy.
Zapata received his first call up to the Colombia national football team for 2018 World Cup qualifying against Bolivia and Ecuador in March 2017. He made his debut that month when he came on as a subsistute agsinst Bolivia.
|América de Cali||2009||Categoría Primera B||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|2010||Categoría Primera B||19||2||0||0||0||0||19||2|
|2011||Categoría Primera A||13||5||2||1||0||0||15||6|
|Udinese (loan)||2015–16||Serie A||25||8||1||0||0||0||26||8|
|Sampdoria (loan)||2017–18||Serie A||31||11||1||0||0||0||32||11|
- As of 14 November 2017
|Colombia national team|
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