Jairo Fernando "El Tigre" (The Tiger) Castillo Cortés (born 17 November 1977 in Tumaco) is a retired Colombian football player. He has played for a number of clubs in Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Cyprus and Uruguay.
|Date of birth||17 November 1977|
|Place of birth||Tumaco, Colombia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|1994–2000||América de Cali||155||(57)|
|1995||→ Barranquilla (loan)||25||(8)|
|2002–2003||América de Cali||49||(15)|
|2005||América de Cali||8||(1)|
|2011||→ América de Cali (loan)||14||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In 2000, he joined Vélez Sársfield of Argentina but returned to América de Cali after only one season where he won in 2002, another Colombian league title. In 2003, he went back to Argentina to play for Club Atlético Independiente.
Castillo returned to Argentina in 2008 to play for newly promoted Godoy Cruz, he scored twice on his league debut against Banfield and then on 28 September 2008 he scored a hat-trick helping Godoy Cruz to beat Boca Juniors 4–1.
Ironically, his improved form would only cause more heartbreak; being Godoy Cruz best player, he would yet again have an injury putting a major dent into his career. The next game, on 5 October 2008, away to Gimnasia, Jairo suffered a season-ending torn ACL after a hard tackle. Godoy Cruz subsequently lost their next 3 games.
In September 2009, after 11 months without playtime, Jairo Castillo left Godoy Cruz after his contract with the club from Mendoza expired, and joined the ranks of Millonarios, in Bogotá, Colombia. In December 2009 the 32-year-old forward Jairo Fernando Castillo Cortés moved back to Godoy Cruz after six months in Colombia.