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Juan Fernando Quintero


ABOUT

Full NameJuan Fernando Quintero Paniagua

BornJanuary 18, 1993

Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)

NationalityColombian

RoleAttacking midfielder

ABOUT

Juan Fernando Quintero was born on 18th of January, 1993. He is a Colombian professional footballer who was born in Medellín, Colombia. He plays as an attacking midfielder on the field. He plays for the Colombia national football team and currently representing River Plate on loan from FC Porto.


Background


He started his youth career at the age of 11 with Envigado in the year 2004. Having performed tremendously well in a youth championship which took place in Medellin, he earned his place in the Envigado youth club.


Debut


He made his club debut for his youth club Envigado in the year 2009. His international debut came in the year 2012 when he was at the age of 19 years. He played his debut game against Cameroon.


Rise to glory


Juan is an immensely talented young footballer. He has often drawn himself being compared with Lionel Messi. He has a good acceleration and speed adding to his accuracy.


He has driven Colombia to their third championship title at the South American Youth Championships in the year 2013. He was instructed in Colombia lifting the trophy and was rightly awarded the MVP of the tournament for his contributions to the team.


In the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the year 2013, he was highly praised for his performance and creating a huge impact in the tournament. He represented Colombian national team in the 2014 FIFA world cup in Brazil.


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He came back into the side after the death of his family member and assisted a goal to Martinez which ended in 0-1 victory for his club Porto. He scored a goal against F.C. Arouca from a very long distance which ended in a 0-5 win margin for Porto.


Club career


He started his club career with Envigado in the year 2009 and ended in 2011. He had short stints with Atlético Nacional and Pescara till 2013. He started representing Porto from 2013. He currently plays for River Plate on loan.


Records


He scored 28 goals in his entire senior club career making 162 appearances.

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