Elkin Soto

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Elkin Soto
Personal information
Full name Elkin Soto Jaramillo
Date of birth (1980-08-04) 4 August 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Manizales, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FSV Mainz 05
Number 19
Youth career
Atlético Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Once Caldas 194 (25)
2005–2006 Barcelona SC 44 (7)
2007– 1. FSV Mainz 05 174 (11)
National team
2004– Colombia 16 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Elkin Soto Jaramillo (born 4 August 1980 in Manizales, Caldas Department) is a Colombian midfielder currently playing for 1. FSV Mainz 05.

He was one of the fundamental parts in Once Caldas Copa Libertadores 2004 historic final against Boca Juniors in which they won. He is also a starter of the Colombian national team where he plays left wing midfielder. He has been known for scoring many game-winning goals and is seen as a real leader on the field. He played the last five games of the qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and scored against Peru, Ecuador and Uruguay. He has scored many goals in friendlies as well.

Currently a member of Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga, he went on free transfer in the 2006 summer window from Barcelona SC in Ecuador's Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol. This is seen as a controversy because he says he was a free agent and Once Caldas, the team he was a part of, declares that he is still their player. Unfortunately for the Colombian national team this is an issue which had him banned from the national side until the issue got solved. He came back to the Colombian team on March to vs Ecuador.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.[1]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 June 2005 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Peru 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 4 September 2005 Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay  Uruguay 1–0 2–0
3. 1 March 2006 Estadio José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela  Venezuela 1–0 5–0 Friendly
4. 23 May 2006 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Ecuador 2–0 2–0
5. 4 June 2006 Camp Municipal Narcís Sala, Barcelona, Spain  Morocco 1–0 2–0
6. 16 August 2006 Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago, Chile  Chile 1–0 5–0



Once Caldas


  1. ^ "E. Soto". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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