Michael Ortega

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Michael Ortega
Personal information
Full name Michael Javier Ortega Dieppa
Date of birth (1991-04-06) April 6, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Palmar de Varela, Atlántico, Colombia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Junior
Youth career
2004–2009 Deportivo Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Deportivo Cali 30 (3)
2010– Atlas 17 (1)
2011–2013 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (loan) 7 (0)
2012–2013 VfL Bochum (loan) 9 (0)
2013– Junior 12 (2)
National team
2011 Colombia U20 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 15, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 7, 2012

Michael Javier Ortega Dieppa (born in Palmar de Varela, Atlántico, on April 6, 1991) is a Colombian football midfielder who plays for Atletico Junior.

Career[edit]

Ortega can play as creative midfielder. He joined Deportivo Cali as youth and rose to the professional team.

On March 7, 2010, he made his debut to the senior team. At only 17 years, he played the first 68 minutes of the game against Junior. On August 4, 2009, he made his debut in the Copa Sudamericana. He was starter against Universidad de Chile.

On July 10, 2009, the Mexican soccer club Atlas signed Ortega. In 2011, Ortega represented Colombia in the 2011 South American Youth Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On August 17, 2011, Ortega was signed by Bayer 04 Leverkusen on a loan deal form Atlas with the option to sign him in summer of 2013. On 7 August 2012 Bayer 04 Leverkusen loaned Ortega to the VfL Bochum even though the player is only on loan form Atlas with them.[1][2] Michael Ortega joined Atletico Junior in July, 2013 on fully ownership for $1.000.000 USD.

Statistics[edit]

As of May 15, 2013

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia League Cup Total
2009 Deportivo Cali Categoría Primera A 23 1 23 1
2010 7 2 7 2
Mexico League Cup Total
2010–11 Club Atlas Primera División 17 1 17 1
Germany League DFB-Pokal Total
2011–12 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bundesliga 7 0 0 0 7 0
2012–13 VfL Bochum 2. Bundesliga 9 0 2 1 11 1
Colombia League Cup Total
2013 Atlético Junior Categoría Primera A 1 0 1 0
Total
Colombia 31 3 0 0 31 3
Mexico 17 1 0 0 17 1
Germany 16 0 2 1 18 1
Career total 64 4 2 1 66 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Ortega" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ortega, Michael" (in German). kicker. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 

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