Sebastián Velásquez

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Sebastián Velásquez
Sebastián Velásquez RSL 2012.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sebastián Velásquez
Date of birth (1991-02-11) February 11, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Medellín, Colombia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 26
Youth career
2010–2011 Spartanburg Methodist Pioneers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Real Salt Lake 38 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 2, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sebastián Velásquez (born February 11, 1991 in Medellín) is a Colombian-American footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

Early life[edit]

Velásquez moved to the United States as a youngster, with his family settling in South Carolina. In high school he won a state championship with Greenville High School and played alongside future Real Salt Lake teammate Enzo Martinez at the club soccer level, where they won a national championship in 2009.[1] He then played at the junior college level for the Spartanburg Methodist Pioneers in Spartanburg, South Carolina.[2]


Velásquez was selected 36th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake.[3]

On March 10, 2012, Velásquez made his professional soccer debut in a start for Real Salt Lake against Los Angeles Galaxy.[4] In the 73rd minute, he provided a cross that was turned into the net by Galaxy defender Sean Franklin and Real went on to win the game 3–1.[5]

On November 8, 2013, Velásquez scored his first MLS goal with a header during the second leg of the 2013 Western Conference semi-finals versus LA Galaxy. RSL went on to knock LA Galaxy out of the playoffs with a 2-1 aggregate score.[6]

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