Juan Sebastián Botero

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Sebastián Botero
Personal information
Full name Juan Sebastián Botero
Date of birth (1986-07-04) 4 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Ames, IA,[1] United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position midfielder[1]
Club information
Current team
Atlético Huila
Youth career
1999–2003 Independiente Medellín
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Independiente Medellín 46 (?)
2007 FC Dallas 0 (0)
2008–2009 Atlético Huila
2009 Once Caldas
2009 Independiente Medellín
2012 Cúcuta Deportivo
2013 Leones F. C.
2013 Atlético Huila 8 (0)
National team
2003 Colombia U-17
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 Aug 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 Aug 2007

Juan Sebastián Botero (born July 4, 1986 in Ames, Iowa), is an American born Colombian soccer midfielder that currently plays for Atlético Huila in the Colombian First Division.[1]

Football career[edit]

Botero and his family moved to Colombia when he was one year old, and he joined the Independiente Medellín youth system at age 13. He made his professional first team debut for Medellin at age 17, on August 3, 2003 versus Atletico Huila. In his four years with the club, he went on to make 46 first team appearances, playing his final game in June 2007 against Cúcuta Deportivo.[2]

In 2003, Botero played for Colombia’s Under-17 national team in the South American championships, scoring a goal against Paraguay while also playing against Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay. He was on the development roster with FC Dallas during 2007 but was waived at the end of the year. He was later picked up to play for CD Atlético Huila to play in the Copa Mustang in Colombia. He is going to play for Once Caldas the second semester of 2009.now stay in the best club of Colombia the Once Caldas; Champion mustang cup 2009.