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The player that went from injuring Neymar in the World Cup to selling lemons

Camilo Zúñiga is successful in the business world thanks to his company, Agrícola ZM.

Zuñiga injured Neymar's back in the World Cup.
Zuñiga injured Neymar's back in the World Cup.

In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Camilo Zúñiga became an enemy of Neymar and of the whole country, as the Colombian ex-footballer caused ‘Ney’ a serious injury that left him out of the competition in the quarterfinals. Although the right-back apologized to the attacker, the PSG forward has not forgotten the impact of the former player's knee to his vertebrae. Eight years later, Zúñiga stands out in the business world thanks to the sale of lemons. Agrícola ZM is the name of the company that has made the Colombian stand out in business.

The former Bayern player, who is now 36 years old, created the company dedicated to the sale of fruit, located in Medellin. Camilo is seen on his social networks with the food he grows, and according to the Colombian press, the business is booming.

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He also has under his name a sports foundation dedicated to train children and young people who want to become professional footballers. The historic winger stood out for his time with Atlético Nacional, the Colombian national team and Napoli, in addition to being a World Cup player in 2014.

Zúñiga ended his career four years ago, when he was 32. He said he was suffering because of a knee injury that did not get well and he could not give his best effort. Although he wanted to continue playing, he decided to retire. Even so, before leaving soccer, he was able to fulfill his dream of returning to Atlético Nacional to play 143 minutes in the Liga Águila and 45 minutes in the Copa Libertadores.

Zuñiga’s career came to an end

The former player was at Siena for one season, and then was part of the Napoli squad from 2009 until 2018. He left Napoli on loan to Atlético Nacional, the team where he began his soccer career, and where he finally retired from the pitch.

Wilian Estrella

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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