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Juan Pablo

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2015



February 2015

Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'7 ft
Weight: 146 lbs

Personal and Academic Information


Juan Pablo is a 20 year old boy that was born in Medellin, Colombia and at the age of 5 he moved to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. At the age of 10 he moved to The Netherlands where he grew up in Ugchelen. Juan Pablo experienced a delay in high school (due to an other move for one year back to Colombia in 2013 he missed a year of high school) but is now a senior and expected to graduate in spring 2015. Juan Pablo is currently in the process of receiving his Dutch citizenship.


Because Juan Pablo has been living in several different countries he has learned to easily adapt to new environments, climates and cultures. Besides that he is fluent in Dutch, Spanish and English and has basic understanding of French and German. He is scheduled to take the TOEFL in February 2015. 


Athletic information


As soon as he moved to The Netherlands soccer has become the biggest passion of his life. He started out as a wing forward at the local club. At the age of 12 he was nominated greatest talent at a regional KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) soccer camp and he then moved to play at AGOVV (the second highest level in the Netherlands). His new coach positioned him as a right defender, which has been his favorite position ever since. In 2013 he moved to Colombia where he had the possibility to do a tryout at Atletico Nacional of Medellin which is the biggest soccer club of Colombia. They invited him to stay and he trained there for 8 months but he was not able to earn a professional contract. He was offered a contract at an other club, Independiente Medellin, but he declined due to the duration of 3 years and little to no possibility to finish high school so he decided to move back to The Netherlands. There he started to play for one of the best amateur teams in The Netherlands (SV Spakenburg) in the third highest division.


Juan Pablo is a skillful two footed player who is very agile and fast and has an excellent understanding of the game. Because he is two footed he can play on both left and right wings and lately he also played several times as a defensive midfielder. In addition Juan Pablo has great technical skills and is very fit and determined. He will do anything to reach his personal and his team goals.