Edwin Cardona

Edwin Cardona

Edwin Cardona
Quick Facts About Edwin Cardona
Celebrated Name Edwin Cardona
Age 31 years old
Nick Name Crackdona
Birth Name Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya
Birth Date 1992-12-08
Gender Male
Profession Colombian footballer
Nationality Columbian
Place of Birth Medellín, Colombia
Ethnicity Mestizos
Religion Roman Catholicism
Residence Medellín, Colombia
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Andrés Giovanni Cardona
Mother Paula Bedoya
Brother Mateo Cardona
Sister Geraldine Cardona Bedoya
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Carolina Castaño
Daughter Ana Maria and María Angel
Son Emiliano Cardona
Net Worth $500,000
Salary £300,000
Height 6 ft 3 inches
Weight 81 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Current Team Boca Juniors
Jersey Number 8

Edwin Cardona made his professional debut in 2009 with Atlético Nacional. His performances led him to get called up for the Colombian under-20 team. On 16 December 2014, Cardona signed for Liga MX club Monterrey alongside compatriots Alexander Mejía and Yimmi Chará.

Who is Edwin Cardona?

Edwin Cardona is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Argentine Primera Division club Boca Juniors, on loan from Club Tijuana, and for the Colombian national team.

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.

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.

In May 2018 he was named in Colombia's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, he did not make the final 23-man-cut. 

Edwin Cardona's Early Life

Edwin Cardona was born on 8th December 1992 in Medellín, Colombia. His birth name is Edwin Andrés Cardona Bedoya. He holds Columbian nationality and belongs to the Mestizos ethnic group of European and Amerindian ancestry. Sagittarius is his star sign. He is a believer in Roman Catholicism.

Edwin Cordona was born into a middle-class family of mixed culture. His father's name is Andrés Giovanni Cardona who was his mentor and his mother's name is Paula Bedoya. He has two siblings: a younger brother named Mateo Cardona and a sister named Geraldine Cardona Bedoya. 

Edwin grew up along with his siblings in his hometown Medellin and developed his interest in football since childhood. Despite his interest in football, his parents suggest he focus more on his school education. While studying at middle school, he joined the youth academy of Atlético Nacional and planned to pursue a football career. 

Edwin Cardona's Personal Life

Edwin Cordona has been married to his longtime girlfriend Carolina Castaño. Their wedding took place at the Llanogrande-Medellín country club which was a small private ceremony. Together the couple has three children: two teenage daughters named Ana Maria and María Angel and a son named  Emiliano Cardona who was born in October 2013. 

If we analyze Cardona’s Instagram account, he has shared a number of beautiful photos of them and children. The clear thing is that Cardona greatly enjoys his family nucleus and that the company of his wife and children is key in his life. Currently, he is living happily with his wife and children without any internal disturbance. 

What does Edwin Cardona do for a living?

Edwin Cardona is a professional footballer. He has been playing football since the age of 8. He made his professional debut in 2009 with Atlético Nacional and started earning money as per contract. His performances led him to get called up for the Colombian under-20 team. 

At present, Edwin has been playing for Boca Juniors, the prestigious and strong club in the top tier of the Argentine football division i.e. Primera División. The clubs annually pay a six-digit salary for him plus bonuses and other facilities. so, the 28 years Columbian national is living a lavish lifestyle with his hard work in his football career. In fact, he is the powerhouse and financial pillar for his family of five members. 

Edwin Cardona Net worth and Salary

As of June 2021, the net worth of Edwin Cardona is estimated to be US $500,000. In 2016, Cardona's market value was estimated at £5.40million and his current market value is estimated to be £4.30 million as of June 11, 2021. 

In 2014, Cardona's annual salary was estimated at £260,000 and his current yearly salary is estimated to be around £300,000 according to the sources. He is the top-ranked player in the "Boca Juniors Players Salaries 2021-22". His salary has been increasing in recent years. 

The professional player hasn't lack behind from living an extravagant lifestyle through his massive earnings. He owns a house in his hometown Medellín, Colombia where his family lives peacefully. The player drives car brands like Renault, Chevrolet. 

 Edwin Cardona Height & Measurements

Edwin Cardona is 6 ft 3 inches tall and his body weight is around 81 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a short curly hairstyle that is black in color. His eye color is also Black.

He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Boca Juniors football training center for warm-ups and training. He has got tattoos all over his both hand and arms as well as on his chest too.

Facts About Edwin Cardona

  • #1Cardona is a Spanish/Catalan surname.
  • #2His father is also a good Athlete.
  • #3Cardona scored his first goal in CONMEBOL qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
  • #4 Cardona went on to dispute the final of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana.
  • #5He is the close friend of Alexander Mejía and Yimmi Chará.
  • #6Monterrey set a $6 million price tag for Cardona if he were to be signed permanently by Boca Juniors.
  • #7Cardona made his official debut for Boca Juniors against Gimnasia y Tiro for the Copa Argentina.
  • #8He scored 3 goals in the 2011 Toulon Tournament in France.
  • #9In December 2017 FIFA banned Cardona for five international games due to his slant-eyed gesture toward the Korean players.
  • #10His team Boca Juniors became runner-up in the 2018 Copa Libertadores.