Jair Benítez

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Jair Benítez
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Personal information
Full name Jair Benítez Sinisterra
Date of birth (1979-01-11) 11 January 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Jamundí, Colombia
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Águilas Pereira
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Envigado 42 (4)
2000 Santa Fe 40 (0)
2001 Envigado 16 (0)
2001–2003 Medellín 48 (1)
2003 Deportivo Pereira 21 (4)
2003–2004 Colón Santa Fe 10 (1)
2004–2005 Medellín 80 (7)
2006–2009 Deportivo Cali 99 (2)
2009 Medellín (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2014 FC Dallas 159 (2)
2016– Atlético 7 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Colombia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 November 2011

Jair Benítez Sinisterra (born 11 January 1979 in Jamundí) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Atlético from Categoría Primera A.



Benítez has spent the majority of his career playing professionally in Colombia, having played 344 games and scoring 19 goals in Colombia's Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. He won a Fútbol Profesional Colombiano title with Independiente Medellín in 2002, and appeared in 17 regular season and Copa Libertadores games for Independiente Medellín in 2009, before signing with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer on 22 July.[1]

Since joining Dallas Benítez has been a key contributor, helping the club to reach the 2010 MLS Cup final.


Benítez is a full international with the Colombia national football team, and was part of the Colombian squads at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2007 Copa América.


Benítez holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[2]


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