Macnelly Torres

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Macnelly Torres
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Personal information
Full name Macnelly Torres Berrío
Date of birth (1984-11-01) 1 November 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético Nacional
Number 10
Youth career
1994–2001 Junior
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Junior 79 (6)
2005–2008 Cúcuta 84 (11)
2008–2011 Colo-Colo 81 (15)
2011–2013 Atlético Nacional 79 (13)
2011 San Luis (loan) 16 (1)
2013–2014 Al Shabab 22 (1)
2015 Junior 19 (2)
2015– Atlético Nacional 72 (13)
National team
2003 Colombia U20 5 (0)
2007– Colombia 48 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2017

Macnelly Torres Berrío (born 1 November 1984) is a Colombian footballer who plays for Atlético Nacional. He is best known for his very accurate through passes. Torres' first name, Macnelly, was given to him by his father after a baseball star he admired.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Torres debuted for Atlético Junior as a professional in 2002, in where realizated very good seasons. In the 2004 season he won the Finalización Tournament, being this his first professional title in his career. Macnelly was part of a "golden generation" for Junior, also including players like Martín Arzuaga and Omar Sebastián Pérez. For Cúcuta Deportivo in the Copa Libertadores 2007, the neat attacking midfielder continually split defences and put his strikers through on goal with inspired passes.


After the Argentine player of Boca Juniors, Jesús Datolo failed to sign in the Chilean club Colo-Colo, Macnelly became in the new target of Colo-Colo. He completed his move after long negotiations of the Chilean club with Cúcuta, both clubs reached an agreement for a fee of US$2.4 million, being this transaction the most expensive of the Chilean football. The previous record was the $1.2 million transfer of Néstor Gorosito from San Lorenzo de Almagro to Universidad Católica. On 7 February 2008, Torres was presented as new player of the club during a press conference alongside the club's coach Claudio Borghi.

He arrived as a replacement for his compatriot Giovanni Hernández, who had problems with the club's board and then signed for Atlético Junior and Colo-Colo confirmed that Macnelly will join on June because he had to play the 2008 Copa Libertadores with Cúcuta.

International career[edit]

Part of the Colombia squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2003 World Youth Cup and has now graduated with honours in senior football.

Torres made his international debut in the defeat against Paraguay in the Copa America 2007 on 28 June 2007.

Despite being heavily criticized for leaving Atletico Nacional to join Al-Shabab Riyadh, Torres was still called up to dispute the 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against Ecuador and Uruguay. His decision to join the Arabic club was considered to decrease his chances in making the 2014 World Cup.[2][3]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.[4]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 February 2009 Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas, Pereira, Colombia  Haiti
2. 29 March 2009 Estadio Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá, Colombia  Bolivia
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 22 March 2013 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Bolivia
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 1 September 2016 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia  Venezuela
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification


Club performance[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Club Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colombia Categoría Primera A Copa Colombia Continental1 Other2 Total
2015 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2016 21 9 1 0 20 1 1 0 43 10
Total 40 9 3 0 20 1 1 0 64 10
Career total 40 9 3 0 20 1 1 0 64 10
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 26 November 2016.[5]

1 Includes cup competitions such as Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

2 Includes Superliga Colombiana matches.



Atlético Junior
Cúcuta Deportivo
Atlético Nacional
Al-Shabab Riyadh


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