|Intro||Colombian association football player|
|Was||Athlete Football player Association football player|
|Birth||27 November 1969, Carepa, Colombia|
|Death||24 October 2002, Cali, Colombia (aged 32 years)|
Hermán Gaviria Carvajal (27 November 1969 – 24 October 2002) was a Colombian footballer, who played as a central midfielder.
During his career, Gaviria played for Atlético Nacional, Deportes Tolima, Deportivo Cali, Atlético Bucaramanga and Shonan Bellmare of the J2 League.
He earned a total of 27 caps for his national team, scoring 3 goals and being selected for the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States; in the last group stage match, as Colombia was already ousted, he netted in a 2–0 win against Switzerland.
Previously, Gaviria participated in the football tournament at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, scoring twice, and appeared at three stagings of the Copa América, earning two third-place finishes in the 1993 and 1995 editions.
Gaviria died on 24 October 2002, when he and teammate Giovanni Córdoba were hit by lightning during a practice session with Deportivo Cali. Gaviria was killed instantly, though he was not pronounced dead until arriving at Valle de Lilli Hospital; Teammate Córdoba died three days later.
Nicknamed "Carepa" after his hometown in Antioquia Department, Gaviria left a wife and two children, and was only 32 years old.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|2001||Shonan Bellmare||J2 League||23||4||0||0||1||0||24||4|
National team statistics
|Colombia national team|