Edwin Cardona is a Colombian footballer, born on 8 December 1992 in Medellín, Colombia.
He is a right footed winger who mainly plays on the left side but can also play as an attacking midfielder.
Edwin plays for Boca Juniors, however he is there on loan from C.F. Monterrey. He also plays for the Colombian national football team.
Cardona excels at taking long range shots, he is also a great spot kick taker due to this fact. He has great crossing and passing abilities coupled good ariel presence and ability to dribble the ball which makes him ideal for the wings.
Cardona started his career as a youth footballer at Atlético Nacional a Columbian professional football team in 2006.
He also represented his country in the under 17 level at 2009 South American Under-17 Football Championship which was held in Chile. Cardona performed exceptionally well in this tournament becoming the top scorer and helping Columbia qualify for the under 17 FIFA World Cup.
Cardona made his first senior team appearance for Atlético Nacional in 2009.
On 3 October 2014 Cardona made his international debut against El Salvador in a friendly between the two teams.
Rise To Glory
Cardona became an important player for Nacional when he returned from his loan with Santa Fe in 2014. He had made 34 appearances in his time at Santa Fe. In his career with Nacional he played 75 games and scored on 19 occasions.
Cardona joined Monterre, a club which competes in the Mexican league. He scored two goals against Dorados de Sinaloa on 16 August 2015. He was also renowned for scoring a bicycle kick in a match of the 2016 Clausura. The Colombian has 80 games with Monterre and has scored on 31 occasions.
Cardona switched to the Argentine league by joining Boca Juniors on 18 July 2017. He has appeared in 17 games uptil now for the team and has scored 4 times.
Cardona was called to play against Bolivia and Paraguay on 24 March 2016 and 6 October 2016 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He has international 31 caps and has netted 5 times for Columbia.