Faustino Hernán "Tino" Asprilla Hinestroza (born 10 November 1969 in Tuluá) is a Colombian former football player who most notably played for Parma A.C., Newcastle United F.C. and the Colombia national football team as a forward. Though never a prolific goalscorer, he was a quick, agile, and skilful player, known for his flair, creativity, power, and pace, as well as his ability to create chances and score spectacular goals; despite his talent, he was also known for being temperamental and controversial both on and off the field.
Asprilla was known by his supporters in his home country as The Octopus for his voracious appetite. In 1993, he was named by FIFA as the sixth best player in the world.Close