Juan Fernando Quintero Biography

( 1993 - )
June 28, 2018
First published on:June 28, 2018
by Henry

Facts of Juan Fernando Quintero

Date of Birth: 1993, January 18
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: Colombia
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Juan Fernando Quintero Paniagua
Birth Place Medellin, Colombia
Famous Name Quintero
Net Worth $1 million
Nationality Colombian
Ethnicity white
Married to Johana Osorio
is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 Yes
Girlfriend Johana Osorio
Caps 14
World Cup Game 2

Colombian professional footballer Juan Fernando plays as an attacking midfielder for Argentine club River Plate and Portuguese FC Porto. He was named in Colombia's preliminary 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 

 

He began his football career by joining the youth squad for Envigado. His overall style of play makes him compared to Lionel Messi

Early Life

Juan Fernando Quintero was born on 18 January 1993 in Medellin, Colombia with the birth name Juan Fernando Quintero Paniagua and the birth sign Capricorn. He holds a Colombian nationality.

He was so much fascinated by the football since he was a child. He used to play in local area football before joining the youth squad for Envigado, just at the age of 19

Club Career

During the period in 2011, Quintero joined the ranks of Atletico Nacional. After some time, he joined Serie A Pescara and impressed many European scouts with his performance. Moreover, Quintero was suffered from an injury nearly for a month in April 2013. After, Quintero signed a four-year contract with Porto after performing for Pescara for €5 million

However, Quintero made his first debut appearance for the Porto against Napoli in the 2013 Emirates Cup, where he assisted Porto's first goal.  In the season 2013-14, Quintero debuted his first league match for the club against Victoria Setubal, where he scored in less than a minute. Quintero scored his third goal of the season, coming on as a halftime against Belenenses which resulted in 1-0 victory. 

CAPTION: Celebrating the first goal for Porto SOURCE: WordPress.com

In the next season, after coming from home due to a death in his family, Quintero scored his first goal of the season against F.C. Arouca which ended up winning 0-5. Furthermore, he signed a one-season loan with Ligue 1 side Rennes. He scored his first goal of the 2016-17 season against SM Caen, resulting in a 1-1 draw. 

On 13 September 2016, Quintero returned to the top flight Colombian league on loan to Independiente Medellin from Porto on a contract through December 2017. After that, Quintero joined Argentine club River Plate on loan for one year on 24 Jan 2018

International Career

Quintero has successfully established himself on the international stage of football as well. He first called to represent Colombia with the 10 number jersey at the 2013 South American Youth Championship. However, in the very first match against Paraguay, he scored an impressive victory goal which resulted at 1-0, becoming a man of the match. 

Quinter scored again from an impressive distance against Ecuador in the first match of the final round which resulted in 2-1 victory. In the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, Quintero made Colombia qualify with scoring a goal against Peru with 1-0. After, Quintero was called up to play against Honduras in February 2016 where he made his first debut in the first match resulting 1-1 draw.

CAPTION: Colombia Vs France SOURCE: Zimbio

Quintero was named in Colombia's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 2 June 2014. He made his World Cup debut against Ivory Coast, coming as the substitute for Victor Ibarbo in the 53rd minute.

However, he scored his first international goal for Los Cafeteros resulting in a victory in a 2-1. He was named in Colombia's preliminary 35 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May. However, he scored in the opening game against Japan ended with a 2-1 defeat on June 19, 2018.

Net Worth

Quintero earns a good amount of money as a salary. He has successfully maintained his net worth in accordance with his standard of living. His net worth is estimated around $1 million

According to the reports of May 8, 2018, his market value is considered to be €350 million. However, his highest market value is considered to be €1000 million as of 17 Feb 2015

Personal Life

25-years old Quintero has a standing height of 5 feet 6 inch ie. 1.70m. He weighs around 63 kgs. He is married to Johana Osorio. However, there is no information regarding his affairs and past relationships. 

CAPTION: Juan Fernando with wife Johana Osorio SOURCE: Colombia.com

He is active on the social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has nearly 1.3 million followers in his Instagram account. He spends his much time practicing football. 

 

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