Molina in 2008
|Full name||Mauricio Alejandro Molina Uribe|
|Date of birth||30 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Medellín, Colombia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Playmaker, Deep-lying striker|
|2006||→ San Lorenzo (loan)||24||(0)|
|2007||→ Olimpia (loan)||17||(5)|
|2007–2008||Red Star Belgrade||11||(2)|
|2009–2010||Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma||46||(21)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2017|
Mauricio Alejandro Molina Uribe (American Spanish: [mauˈɾisjo moˈlina]; born 30 April 1980) is a retired Colombian football midfielder, who ended his professional career playing for Independiente Medellín.
Molina started his career in Colombian side Envigado at the age of 16. He soon made his way up to the first team and was transferred to Independiente Santa Fé. around his stint through Santa Fe, After a serious injury he returned to the pitch in 2002 playing for Independiente Medellín where he led the team to its first national championship in 45 years and the third overall. In 2003, he helped the team reach the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores. After the successful campaign with Independiente Medellín he moved to CA Morelia of Mexico until 2004. After Morelia, Molina went to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play for the Al Ain FC where he stayed for a semester, after which he returned to his best memories with Independiente Medellin for another semester. Molina then played for San Lorenzo de Almagro of Argentina from 2005 to 2006. In 2007, Molina signed with Paraguayan Club Olimpia de Asunción where he played the first semester of the year. After a very successful campaign with the team in which he was the co-scorer with 10 goals, Molina was transfer for the second semester of 2007 to the Serbian club FK Crvena Zvezda, also known as Red Star Belgrade, in which Molina makes his debut in the European football.
Molina prepares to include himself in the lines of a great club: Brazilian Santos. He made his debut as a Santos player on 13 February 2008, starting against Cúcuta Deportivo of Colombia in the 2008 Copa Libertadores.
In July 2009, Molina moves to South Korean club Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma for $1,275,000. In his first K-League match for Seongnam, he scored debut goal against Pohang Steelers. In all K-league competitions Molina scored 22 goals along with 11 assists in 50 appearances for Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma and in 2010 Molina and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma won the AFC Champions League 2010.
On 31 December 2015, Molina returned to Independiente Medellín, where he played for two more seasons before finally retiring from professional football, tenure during which he acted as a co-captain for the team and helped them win the 2016 Torneo Apertura, his second with the club and their 6th league title overall.
- Correct as of 30 November 2015[update].
|Club||Season||K League Classic||KFA Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
- Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.
|1.||17 July 2003||Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States||Guatemala||1–1||1–1||2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
- Independiente Medellin
- Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma
- FC Seoul
- FIFA Club World Cup Top Scorer : 2010 (3 goals)
- K League Best XI : 2010, 2012
- K League Top Assists Award : 2012, 2013
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- "Molina moves to Seongnam Ilhwa". SportsYa. Retrieved 18 July 2009.
- "FC Seoul brings Molina and Kim Dong-jin". fcseoul.com. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
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