Jorge Herrera (footballer)

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Jorge Herrera
Personal information
Full name Jorge Enrique Herrera Suárez
Date of birth (1980-09-11) September 11, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Bogotá, Colombia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Charlotte Independence
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Independiente Santa Fe 45 (6)
2003 Atlético Nacional 2 (0)
2004 Deportes Quindío
2004–2005 Huracán (loan) 2 (0)
2006 Millionarios 3 (0)
2007–2012 Charlotte Eagles 102 (31)
2007 Club Guaraní (loan) ? (?)
2012–2013 Atlético Huila 12 (0)
2013–2014 Charlotte Eagles 50 (20)
2015– Charlotte Independence 48 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:59, 30 May 2016 (UTC).

Jorge Herrera (born 11 September 1980 in Bogotá) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Charlotte Independence in the United Soccer League.


Jorge has received many high awards from the Colombian Football Federation and from the South American Football Confederation.

South America[edit]

Herrera spent most of his early professional career in his native Colombia, playing for Independiente Santa Fe, Atlético Nacional, Deportes Quindío and Millionarios. He also played briefly for Huracán in Argentina and Club Guaraní in Paraguay before coming to the United States.

United States[edit]

Herrera signed with Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division in 2007, and immediately made an impact, scoring a goal and registering five assists in his first five games until problems with his visa led to him having to return to Colombia.[1] Following his return to Charlotte in 2008 season. Herrera recorded nine goals and six assists in 2008, helping the team win the USL Second Division regular season title and finish as runners-up in the playoffs; he was also a USL2 MVP finalist, losing to his teammate Dustin Swinehart. He is currently coaching at one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. He has led Charlotte Christian School to 4 state championships.


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