Medellin Adventures – The shadow of Pablo Escobar over Colombian football

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Art by Fabrizio Birimbelli


Santokie Nagulendran | Football Paradise
May 2018 | 11-minute read


Colombia, and Medellin in particular, is a place with a traumatic recent history not known to most major cities, yet football plays a part in people moving on and celebrating the culture of the city as it moves forward. Pablo Escobar’s exploits will always be associated with Medellin, but it is a city trying not be defined by him.


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