Jaime Castrillón

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Jaime Castrillón
Colorado Rapids Game 4/1/12
Castrillón playing for Colorado Rapids on 4/1/12
Personal information
Full name Jaime Alberto Castrillón Vásquez
Date of birth (1983-04-05) April 5, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Puerto Nare, Colombia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Jacksonville Armada
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2011 Independiente Medellín 276 (53)
2009 Nanchang Bayi (loan) 17 (3)
2010 Once Caldas (loan) 31 (5)
2012–2014 Colorado Rapids 41 (9)
2015– Jacksonville Armada 1 (0)
National team
2004–2007 Colombia 29 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 4, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jaime Castrillón (born 5 April 1983 in Puerto Nare) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for NASL club Jacksonville Armada.

Club career[edit]

Castrillón began his career with top Colombian side Independiente Medellín in 2002. As one of the top midfielders in Colombia he helped Medellín in capturing the Colombian Primera A title in 2002 and 2004. He appeared in almost 300 appearances with "El Poderoso de la Montaña" in his eight years with Medellín. In 2009 he left Colombia and joined Chinese club Nanchang Bayi, remaining at the club for one year. In 2010 he returned to Colombia, this time as the star signing for Once Caldas ahead of its participation in the 2010 Copa Libertadores, and was once again a key figure in helping his new club capture a Colombian Primera A title.[1] In 2011 he returned to Independiente and had a fine season scoring 11 goals for the club.[2]

Castrillón signed with Major League Soccer club Colorado Rapids on January 25, 2012.[3]

On 18 November 2014, Castrillón signed with NASL club Jacksonville Armada for their inaugural 2015 season.[4]

International career[edit]

Castrillón made his debut for Colombia in 2004. He has been a prominent member of the national squad appearing in 29 games for his nation. He played in Copa América 2004 and Copa América 2007 scoring in the 2007 tournament. Also in the Colombian national football team he scored 4 goals in a match against America.



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