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‘I’m tired of being ugly’

SCORPION kicks Goalkeeper Rene Higuita has undergone plastic surgery on LIVE TV after being voted the ugliest icon in Colombia.

Higuita, 55, has built a reputation with his sweeping goalkeeping style that brings a flair to the goalkeeping position – he has even scored 41 goals in his career.

Rene Higuita played for Colombia in 1990

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Rene Higuita played for Colombia in 1990Credit: PA: Empics Sport
Wembley lit up as Higuita made a scorpion kick against England

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Wembley lit up as Higuita made a scorpion kick against England
Higuita looks transformed after the surgery

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Higuita looks transformed after the surgery
Higuita returns to competition after his 2005 live broadcast

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Higuita returns to competition after his 2005 live broadcast

But he is most famous for inventing the scorpion kick and in 1995 England’s Jamie Redknapp used the technique to clear the ball.

That elevated him to iconic status in Colombia but ten years later Higuita’s career went downhill.

He retired after failing a drug test and took the bold step of having surgery on the reality TV show Cambio Extremo in 2005.

At the time the holder commented: “I’m tired of ugly René, I want to be handsome René.”

And to transform her body, Higuita had nose surgery, silicon chin implants, skin removal, eyelid skin surgery, ‘powerful’ liposuction and a tummy tuck.

A month after the procedure was completed, Higuita declared: “I am physically perfect”.

Today, ‘El Loco’ still wears the long curly hairstyle that has become a trademark throughout his career.

And sometimes Higuita still do his scorpion kick side trick with you.

Higuita at the 2018 FIFA Best Football Awards

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Higuita at the 2018 FIFA Best Football AwardsCredit: Getty

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