Mario Yepes

  • Date of birth : 13/01/1976
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Colombia Colombia
 
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Mario Yepes

Mario Yepes

Clubs: CC Deportivo Tuluá, CA Deportivo Cali, CA River Plate, FC Nantes, Paris Saint-Germain FC, AC Chievo Verona, AC Milan

• Started out as a striker before being converted to a sweeper at Cortuluá, prompting a move in 1998 to his home-town club Deportivo Cali, where his career took off with a Colombian title.

• Departed in 1999 for River Plate, with whom he won an Apertura and a Clausura championship in his three seasons in Buenos Aires.

• The Colombia captain made the first of over 70 appearances for his country in February 1999 and two years later helped them win the Copa América for the first time.

• Joined Nantes in January 2002, where his displays earned him the moniker 'El Rey' and, after two-and-a-half seasons, a transfer to PSG, whom he helped to the French Cup in 2006 and the Coupe de la Ligue two years later.

• After over 100 Ligue 1 outings for the capital club Yepes moved to Italy in summer 2008, where he impressed at the heart of Chievo's defence, helping the Flying Donkeys consolidate their Serie A status over two seasons.

• Signed for Milan in July 2010 as experienced cover for the first-choice central defensive pairing of Alessandro Nesta and Thiago Silva, making his debut against AS Bari (3-2) on 7 November 2010 and playing UEFA Champions League football for the first time against AFC Ajax (0-2) a month later.

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General info

  • Name: Mario Yepes
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 13/01/1976 (37)
  • Country: Colombia
  • Squad number: 33
  • Club: Atalanta ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 83kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second group stage)
    20/02/02: Nantes 1-1 Man. United

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Milan50
Nantes20
PSG40
Total110
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
PSG30
Total30
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Nantes21
Total21
Last updated: 28/08/2013 10:58 CET
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