Footballer, athlete, father, husband and a historic sport symbol in his country, Juan Arango is a Venezuelan soccer eminence who has earned his name as one of the top free-kickers all over Europe and South America.
Arango began his career in his country, Venezuela, with this hometown team, Zulia FC and later Caracas FC. He moved out to Mexico in 2000, signing with Monterrey before playing for Pachuca, Puebla, and Tijuana.
In 2002, Juan conquered the CONCACAF Champions' Cup with Pachuca. He was tied for the tournament's top scorer with a total of four goals.
The gifted midfielder joined the Spanish side, RCD Mallorca, in 2004. He spent five years at the club, becoming its top scorer in the 2005-06 season with 11 goals. Arango bagged a total of 46 goals in 183 matches. He remains the club's second all-time top scorer to this day.
2009 was the year signed with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Moving as a prodigy in Germany, he left a lasting impression in the Bundesliga with 25 goals and providing 49 assists in 155 appearances.
Arango has standout for both clubs and country, setting two records for Venezuela's national team as the all-time leader in appearances (129) and goals (23). The legendary Captain led La Vinotinto to an epic fourth-place finish in Copa América 2011 and appeared in six editions of the prestigious tournament.
The veteran midfielder returned to his boyhood club, Zulia FC, in Venezuela's top tier in January 2017. He made 21 appearances for Los Petroleros in all competitions, scoring four goals and making five assists. Arango featured in the club's Copa Libertadores campaign, recording two goals and one assist in six games.