Julián Estiven Vélez

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Juan Estiven Vélez
Personal information
Full name Juan Estiven Vélez Upegui
Date of birth (1982-02-09) 9 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tokushima Vortis
Number 33
Youth career
Atlético Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Deportes Quindío 57 (0)
2006 Deportivo Pereira 27 (0)
2007–2009 Atlético Nacional 55 (1)
2010–2012 Ulsan Hyundai 90 (1)
2013– Vissel Kobe 28 (0)
2014 Jeju United (loan) 12 (0)
2014– Tokushima Vortis (loan)
National team
2006–2008 Colombia 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:52, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Juan Estiven Vélez Upegui (born in Medellín, Antioquia. 9 February 1982) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Tokushima Vortis in the J. League Division 1.

He can play as a left back defender or defensive midfielder. He has been capped for the Colombian NT in 2006 and has been a starter ever since the 2007 Copa America.

After impressive showings during World Cup Qualifiers he was being looked at by many European sides and was rumored to be going to France after an impressive win against Argentina in WCQs. After he was dropped from the NT in the European tour against France and Ireland, his chances at Europe seemed to have been ended.


Ulsan Hyundai

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