The fans of River they see that lefty and they rave. They already know her, they know everything she can generate, but they continue to fall in love like the first day. The last and recent example was in Santa Fe, before Unión, where Juan Fernando Quintero he returned to the courts after two months and gave away a hellish slap pass so that Julian Alvarez could put the strawberry on the dessert and sentence the win against Union.
The wait was worth it. He was slow to return, but his reappearance was opportune because River cut the negative streak and on the 10th he will arrive with filming for the Libertadores round of 16 series against Vélez. And in the midst of the joy of seeing him again with the red band on the field, the fans were delirious with a retro video in which little Juanfer was already doing his thing with the ball tied to his feet.
Born in Medellin on January 18, 1993, like Marcelo Gallardo, Quinterito has been breathing football since he practically started walking. “He never played with a car or never had any other toy than a ball”Lina Paniagua, her mother, once told. That passion for this sport came from his fatherwhom he was practically unable to enjoy since he was the victim of a forced disappearance when he was barely two years old, in March 1995.
Quintero, who grew up in the El Socorro neighborhood, He developed his soccer skills at his uncle Fredy’s school and began to attract attention at Pony Soccer., a traditional youth tournament through which players like Radamel Falcao, James Rodríguez, among others, have passed. After that, He joined the lower ones of Envigado, where he broke it all as you can see in the images that went viral in the last few hours.
Spouts, luxuries, mid-distance shots… With the 10 on his back, Juanfer began to make the difference between boys his age and On March 6, 2009, he debuted in the First Envigado, at just 16 years old. Logically, it did not take long to earn a place among the professionals.
On December 28, 2011, they confirmed that he would go to Atlético Nacional de Medellín, where he spent six months, and During that stage he received his first call for the senior team, from the hand of Néstor Pekerman.
After passing through Europe (Pescara, Porto and Rennes) and playing in the 2014 World Cup, he arrived at Independiente Medellín and in 2017 fate crossed him with Marcelo Gallardo: The Colombian club shared a club with River in the group stage of the Libertadores, the Doll did not hesitate to ask for it and the rest is known history.
A year later he was a hero in the Cup final in Madrid with an eternal goal and, after passing through China, in 2022 he returned to continue delighting everyone with his magical left foot, the same one with which he has been unstitching since he was a child. .