John Mosquera

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John Mosquera
Personal information
Full name John Jairo Mosquera
Date of birth (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Apartadó, Colombia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Gil Vicente
Number 99
Youth career
2002–2003 Millonarios
2004 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Atlético Nacional
2006–2011 Werder Bremen 3 (1)
2006 SønderjyskE (loan) 7 (1)
2006–2007 Wacker Burghausen (loan) 17 (1)
2008 Alemannia Aachen (loan) 7 (0)
2008–2009 SønderjyskE (loan) 18 (3)
2009–2011 Union Berlin (loan) 61 (15)
2011–2012 Union Berlin 18 (6)
2012 Changchun Yatai 7 (1)
2013–2014 Energie Cottbus 14 (0)
2014– Gil Vicente 11 (0)
National team
2006–2007 Colombia U20 8 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 22 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

John Jairo Mosquera (born 15 January 1988) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Gil Vicente F.C. in Portugal, as a forward.

He spent most of his professional career in Germany, including at Werder Bremen where he appeared in three Bundesliga games. He also represented in the country Wacker Burghausen, Alemannia Aachen, Union Berlin and Energie Cottbus.

Club career[edit]

Born in Apartadó, Antioquia Department, Mosquera started his career in the youth teams of Club Deportivo Los Millonarios, finishing his formation at Club Atlético River Plate in Argentina. He returned to his country in July 2004 as he signed for Atlético Nacional, where he played for one 1/2 seasons.

A SV Werder Bremen scout spotted Mosquera at the South American Under-17 Championship, and signed him in January 2006 to a three-and-a-half-year contract,[1] but he was immediately loaned to Danish Superliga side SønderjyskE.[2]

In the 2006–07 campaign Mosquera was loaned by the German side to another club in the country, SV Wacker Burghausen in the second division.[3] During the entire season he scored only once (against SpVgg Unterhaching in a 2–0 away win), as the team finished in the penultimate position and were relegated.

Mosquera had a trial at FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the summer 2007, but a heart attack made any eventual deal fall through.[4] Having returned to Werder Bremen for 2007–08 – his league debut came on 3 November against F.C. Hansa Rostock and his first top flight goal against FC Energie Cottbus 21 days later, always as a late substitute – he was loaned again in the 2008 January transfer window, to Alemannia Aachen in the second level.

On 24 June Mosquera was once again loaned, rejoining SønderjyskE in a season-long move. He helped his team narrowly escape top level relegation and, after his return to Werder, signed a new contract and was loaned immediately, now to 1. FC Union Berlin in Germany's division two.

In late January 2013, after a brief spell in China, Mosquera returned to Germany and its "silver category" by joining Energie Cottbus.[5] One year later, having failed to find the net during his stint, his contract was rescinded.[6]

International career[edit]

Mosquera was a member of the Colombian U-20s at both the 2007 South American Youth Championship and the 2005 South American U-17 Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Werder will ihn nicht zurück" [Werder does not want him back] (in German). Bild. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Werder Bremen-talent på plads i SønderjyskE" [Werder Bremen talent loaned to SønderjyskE] (in Danish). Soenderjyske's official website. 31 January 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ "New striker for Wacker". Bundesliga. 27 August 2006. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Colombian in cardiac arrest shock". Bundesliga. 4 July 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ "John Jairo Mosquera ist da" [John Jairo Mosquera is here] (in German). Energie's official website. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Energie Cottbus löst Vertrag mit Stürmer Mosquera auf" [Energie Cottbus rescinds contract with forward Mosquera] (in German). Weser Kurier. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

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