Jairo Castillo

Position Forward
Height / weight 1.78 m /
Born Nov 17, 1977
Nationality Colombia Colombia
Nickname El Tigre
Team History
Boyacá Chicó F.C. 2013 - 2014
Club Atletico San Martin de Tucuman Club Atletico San Martin de Tucuman 2012
America de Cali America de Cali 2011 (loan)

A professional football player from Colombia, Jairo Fernando Castillo has played his football in Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay (South American Countries) and in Spain and Cyprus (European Countries). Known as “El Tigre”, or “The Tiger”, Castillo began his playing career at Bucaramanga in 1995. He moved to America de Cali in 1996 and spent 5 wonderful seasons with the club, winning the Primera Division title in 1997.

Castillo moved to Argentina in 2000, and became a part of the unit at Velez Sarsfield. However, a season later, he was back at America de Cali for two more seasons, including the 2002 season where he won his second league title with the club. In 2003, he made another move to Argentina, this time to Independiente. After a single season with the club, Castillo got the chance to move to Spain where he joined Real Valladolid in 2004. The next year, he was back in Colombia, with his old club America de Cali.

In 2006, he made a move to Colombian giants Millonarios before shifting to AEL Limassol in 2007. In 2008, he came to Defensor sporting in Uruguay and after scoring 4 goals in 5 games, he got the chance to play in Argentina once again with Godoy Cruz. At the international level, Castillo had been a regular part of the national squad between 1999 and 2005. He was part of the historic Colombian team that won the 2001 Copa America title.

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