Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (born January 18, 1967) is a former Chilean football forward, one of the most successful footballers ever for Chile. He played for several clubs, notably Sevilla FC and Real Madrid in Spain and Internazionale of Italy.
He won the Spanish League title and was the season's top scorer in the same season with Real Madrid, and won the UEFA Cup with Internazionale. He was a member of the Chilean national team, and played in the 1998 World Cup.
In 2004, Zamorano was selected among the FIFA 100, a list of the best living soccer players in the world compiled by Pelé.
Zamorano started his career at the club Cobre Andino then he moved to Cobresal in Chile in 1985. in 1988 he moved to Europe to Swiss team FC St. Gallen, scoring 34 goals in 56 matches in three seasons. In 1991 Zamorano debuted in the Spanish Primera División with Sevilla FC, where he would play 59 matches and score 21 goals before he was sold to Real Madrid for $5 million.
With Real Madrid, between 1992 and 1996, Zamorano won one league, one Copa del Rey, and one Spanish Supercup titles. In 1995, under the coaching of Jorge Valdano, Zamorano helped Real Madrid win the Spanish League title, scoring 27 goals – including a hat-trick against FC Barcelona –, and received the Pichichi Trophy as the season's top scorer. That year, he formed a particularly effective attacking partnership with playmaker Michael Laudrup. In the 1992-93 and 1994-95 seasons, he won the EFE Trophy, which is awarded to the best Ibero-American player in La Liga every year by Spanish news agency EFE. In total, Zamorano appeared 137 times for Real Madrid, scoring 77 goals.
After five seasons in the Spanish league, Zamorano played 4 seasons in Serie A with Internazionale, from 1996 to 2000, where he was the teammate of Youri Djorkaeff, Diego Simeone, Javier Zanetti, and Ronaldo, among others. In May of 1998, Inter won the UEFA Cup after beating S.S. Lazio in the final 3-0, with Zamorano scoring the opening goal.
Zamorano would move to Mexico in 2001 to play for Club America for two seasons, winning the Torneo de Verano in the first season. He concluded his career playing in Colo-Colo, in late 2003, after a professional career spanning more than 16 years.
For the Chile national team, Zamorano played 69 times, scoring 34 goals. His debut occurred on June 19, 1987, at age 20, in a friendly match against Peru, a 3-1 win.
On April 29, 1997, he scored five goals in a World Cup qualification match against Venezuela, a 6-0 win for Chile. He played all four of Chile's matches at the 1998 World Cup, setting up Marcelo Salas' goal against Austria.
In the 2000 Olympic Games, he won the bronze medal and was the top scorer with six goals.
His last international match, at age 34, was a farewell friendly match between Chile and France on September 1, 2001, which Chile won 2-1.