Edwin Cardona facts for kids
|Full name||Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya|
|Date of birth||8 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Medellín, Colombia]|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Current club||Racing Club|
|2012||→ Santa Fe (loan)||34||(4)|
|2013||→ Junior (loan)||37||(7)|
|2017–2018||→ Boca Juniors (loan)||31||(7)|
|2019||→ Pachuca (loan)||32||(8)|
|2020–2021||→ Boca Juniors (loan)||30||(7)|
† Appearances (Goals).
Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðwiŋ kaɾˈðona]; born 8 December 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Argentine Primera Division club Racing Club and the Colombian national team.
Cardona made his professional debut in 2009 with Atlético Nacional. His performances led him to getting called up for the Colombian under-20 team.
He won an Apertura with Nacional in 2011 before being loaned to fellow Colombian Side Santa Fe. During his brief spell with Santa Fe, Cardona won the 2012 Apertura. The following year, Cardona would join Atlético Junior on a year-long loan.
In 2014, he was brought back to Atletico Nacional, converting himself to a key player in his first two seasons. During his most prominent time at the club, Cardona went on to dispute the final of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana. Despite losing the final against Argentine club River Plate, he was amongst the best players of the tournament, even earning the best young player award. That same year, Cardona was included in Star XI of the Americas.
On 16 December 2014, Cardona signed for Liga MX club Monterrey alongside compatriots Alexander Mejía and Yimmi Chará. On 18 January 2015, Cardona scored his first goal for Los Rayados, netting against Pachuca for the 2014 Clausura. His first brace would come on 7 March against Toluca.
Cardona scored his second brace on 16 August 2015 against Dorados de Sinaloa for the 2015 Apertura. During a match for the 2016 Clausura against Santos Laguna, Cardona was praised for scoring an impressive bicycle kick. Due to this, he was given the nickname "Crackdona" amongst Monterrey fans. The match ended in a 2–1 victory with the first goal for Monterrey being scored by fellow countryman Dorlan Pabón.
On match-day 14, Cardona scored a goal against Club Tijuana by chipping it past Argentine keeper Federico Vilar. Monterrey ended up winning the match thus helping maintain their spot as leaders. The following 8 April, Cardona netted another brace against Jaguares de Chiapas which earned him the man of the match award.
On 18 July 2017, the Colombian international joined Argentine giants Boca Juniors on a year-long loan plus a possible six months added if the club advances to the round of 16 at the 2018 Copa Libertadores. Monterrey set a $6 million price tag for Cardona if he were to be signed permanently by Boca Juniors.
On 14 August, Cardona made his official debut against Gimnasia y Tiro for the Copa Argentina where he provided an assist and scored a goal in a 5–0 victory. He made his Superclásico debut on 5 November, scoring a free-kick goal in an eventual 1–2 away win for the Xeneizes.
Cardona represented his country at the 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship in Chile, where he became the top scorer with seven goals in seven matches, including a hat-trick in a 3–0 win against Ecuador. In doing so, he tremendously helped his country qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup due to take place in Nigeria from 24 October to 15 November. Cardona was selected to play for his country in the 2011 Toulon Tournament in France. He scored three goals in the Championships including two goals against Ivory Coast and a goal against Mexico in the semi-final. Colombia went on to win the final in a penalty shoot-out against the host nation France.
On 3 October 2014, Cardona was called up to the Colombian senior team, for the first time, by manager Jose Nestor Pekerman for the team's friendlies against El Salvador and Canada. As a starter, he made his senior debut against El Salvador.
He was called up again for Colombia's national team on 3 November 2014, this time for friendlies against the United States and Slovenia. He assisted Teófilo Gutiérrez in the 86th minute winning goal for an eventual 2–1 victory over the United States. Cardona would score his first goal for the national team against Kuwait in a 3–1 victory. Cardona scored his first goal during an official competition with the Colombian senior team during the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup match against Peru which was won by Colombia 2–0.
In May 2018, he was named in Colombia's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, he did not make the final 23-man-cut.
|Atlético Nacional||2009||Categoría Primera A||14||1||0||0||0||0||14||1|
|Santa Fe (loan)||2012||Categoría Primera A||34||4||9||5||0||0||43||9|
|Junior (loan)||2013||Categoría Primera A||37||7||5||0||0||0||42||7|
|Atlético Nacional||2014||Categoría Primera A||32||10||9||2||18||5||59||17|
- Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Cardona goal.
|1||30 March 2015||Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Kuwait||2–1||3–1||Friendly|
|2||8 October 2015||Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia||Peru||2–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||24 March 2016||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Bolivia||3–2||3–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4||6 October 2016||Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay||Paraguay||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||7 June 2017||Nueva Condomina, Murcia, Spain||Spain||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
|6||13 June 2021||Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá, Brazil||Ecuador||1–0||1–0||2021 Copa América|
- Categoría Primera A: 2011-I, 2014-I
Independiente Santa Fe
- Categoría Primera A: 2012-I
- Argentine Primera División: 2017–18
- Copa Argentina: 2019–20
- Copa de la Liga Profesional: 2020
- Toulon Tournament: 2011
- Copa América Third place: 2016, 2021
- South American Under-17 Football Championship top scorer: 2009
- Star XI of the Americas: 2014