Michael Ortega

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Michael Ortega
Personal information
Full name Michael Javier Ortega Dieppa
Date of birth (1991-04-06) April 6, 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Palmar de Varela, Atlántico, Colombia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Pasto
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2009 Deportivo Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Deportivo Cali 30 (3)
2010–2013 Atlas 17 (1)
2011–2013Bayer Leverkusen (loan) 7 (0)
2012–2013VfL Bochum (loan) 9 (0)
2013–2015 Junior 63 (5)
2016 Figueirense 7 (0)
2017–2018 Once Caldas 29 (5)
2018– Deportivo Pasto 9 (1)
National team
2011 Colombia U20 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:41, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 7, 2012

Michael Javier Ortega Dieppa (born April 6, 1991) is a Colombian football midfielder who plays for Once Caldas.

Career[edit]

Born in Palmar de Varela, Atlántico, Ortega joined Deportivo Cali as youth and rose to the professional team. On March 7, 2010, he made his debut to the senior team. At only 17 years, he played the first 68 minutes of the game against Junior. On August 4, 2009, he made his debut in the Copa Sudamericana. He was starter against Universidad de Chile.

On July 10, 2009, Ortega joined Mexican club Atlas. In 2011, he represented Colombia in the 2011 South American Youth Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On August 17, 2011, Ortega signed for Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen on a loan deal from Atlas with the option to sign him in summer of 2013. On 7 August 2012, Bayer 04 Leverkusen loaned Ortega to VfL Bochum.[1][2]

Michael Ortega joined Atletico Junior in July, 2013 permanently for $1 million from Brazilian club Figueirense.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 7 April 2018[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Deportivo Cali 2009 Categoría Primera A 23 1 0 0 2 0 25 1
2010 7 2 0 0 7 2
Total 30 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 32 3
Atlas 2010–11 Mexican Primera División 17 1 0 0 17 1
Bayer Leverkusen (loan) 2011–12 Bundesliga 7 0 0 0 7 0
Bochum (loan) 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 9 0 2 1 11 1
Junior 2013 Categoría Primera A 18 3 2 0 20 3
2014 20 1 10 0 30 1
2015 25 1 7 1 3 1 35 3
Total 63 5 19 1 0 0 3 1 85 7
Figueirense 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 7 0 1 0 2 0 10 0
Once Caldas 2017 Categoría Primera A 29 5 2 0 31 5
Deportivo Pasto 2018 Categoría Primera A 9 1 0 0 9 1
Career totals 171 15 24 2 0 0 7 1 202 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Ortega" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ortega, Michael" (in German). kicker. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Michael Ortega at Soccerway. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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