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Fredy Guarín

Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 21.50CET
FC Porto
Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 21.50CET

Fredy Guarín

FC Porto

Clubs: Envigado FC, CA Boca Juniors (loan), AS Saint-Etienne, FC Porto

UEFA honours
UEFA Europa League:
winner 2011

• Left Envigado in his homeland of Colombia to join Boca Juniors on loan in 2005/06, but played only twice and declined a permanent transfer, preferring move to Europe, where he signed another loan deal with St-Etienne.

• Scored just one Ligue 1 goal – against Troyes AC – in 18 appearances for the Verts in 2006/07, but stayed on for a second season on a permanent contract before moving to Porto in July 2008.

• A youth international and member of the Colombia team that played in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, he made his senior debut in May 2006 before becoming a regular in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, making 11 appearances.

• A Liga winner in 2008/09 (15 substitute appearances), he scored in Porto's cup final victory against GD Chaves (2-1) the following campaign.

•  Played a key role in Porto's UEFA Europa League triumph in 2010/11 by scoring in every knockout round up to and including the semi-final against Villarreal CF − the first UEFA club competition goals of his career.

Last updated: 02/12/12 21.42CET

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