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Jeison Fabián Murillo Cerón (born 27 May 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Italian club Sampdoria, on loan from Valencia and the Colombia national team.

Jeison Murillo
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Murillo playing for Colombia in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jeison Fabián Murillo Cerón[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Sampdoria
(on loan from Valencia)
Youth career
2009–2010 Deportivo Cali
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Udinese 0 (0)
2010–2011Granada B (loan) 22 (2)
2011–2015 Granada 51 (1)
2011–2012Cádiz (loan) 27 (3)
2012–2013Las Palmas (loan) 37 (3)
2015–2018 Inter Milan 61 (2)
2017–2018Valencia (loan) 17 (0)
2018– Valencia 1 (0)
2019Barcelona (loan) 2 (0)
2019–Sampdoria (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009 Colombia U17 6 (1)
2011 Colombia U20 4 (0)
2014– Colombia 28 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2019

Contents

Club careerEdit

Early years / GranadaEdit

Born in Cali,[3] Murillo signed with Udinese Calcio in Italy shortly after his 18th birthday, being immediately loaned to Granada CF as part of the partnership agreement between both clubs. He spent his first year in Spain with the reserves, in the regional leagues.

In early February 2012, Murillo was definitely bought by the Andalusians,[4] but spent the following seasons on loan to clubs also in the country, Cádiz CF[5] and UD Las Palmas.[6] He scored four official goals in his first year as a professional, including a brace on 9 March 2013 in a 3–2 away win against UD Almería for the Segunda División championship;[7] with both teams, he appeared in the promotion playoffs, where both teams were unsuccessful.

Murillo returned to Granada in the middle of 2013,[8] making his La Liga debut on 18 August 2013 in a 2–1 win at CA Osasuna (90 minutes played).[9] He netted his first goal in the competition on 10 January of the following year, the first in a 4–0 home success over Real Valladolid.[10]

Inter MilanEdit

In February 2015, Murillo joined Inter Milan on a five-year contract, with the transfer being made effective in July and costing a reported 8 million plus €2 million in bonuses, and earning the player €1 million per year.[11] He made his Serie A debut on 23 August, playing the entire 1–0 home win against Atalanta BC.[12]

ValenciaEdit

On 18 August 2017, Murillo returned to Spain by joining Valencia CF on a two-year loan with an obligation to buy.[13] He contributed with 17 matches in his first season, which ended in qualification to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League after a fourth-place finish.[14]

On 20 December 2018, Murillo joined FC Barcelona on a loan deal until the end of the campaign with a purchase option worth €25 million.[15][16] His first competitive appearance took place three weeks later, in a 1–2 away loss to Levante UD for the Copa del Rey's round of 16 where he played 90 minutes and was booked.[17] He also started in the second leg, a 3–0 win at the Camp Nou.[18]

SampdoriaEdit

On 13 July 2019, Murillo joined Serie A club Sampdoria on loan with an initial loan fees of €2m and an obligation to buy for €13m at the end of season.[19] Murillo will sign a four year contract with the Italian side on the termination of his loan. [20]

International careerEdit

Murillo made his debut for Colombia on 10 October 2014, playing 30 minutes in a 3–0 friendly win over El Salvador. He was included in the squad for the 2015 Copa América, scoring the only goal in the second group stage game against Brazil.[21] During the quarter-final match against eventual finalists Argentina, he put on a strong performance in the 0–0 draw, but was one of three Colombian players to miss his penalty shootout attempt;[22][23] he was subsequently named "Best Young Player" of the tournament.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 4 May 2019[25]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Granada 2013–14 32 1 2 0 34 1
2014–15 19 0 0 0 19 0
Total 51 1 2 0 53 1
Cádiz (loan) 2011–12 27 3 2 0 29 3
Total 27 3 2 0 29 3
Las Palmas (loan) 2012–13 37 3 4 0 41 3
Total 37 3 4 0 41 3
Inter Milan 2015–16 34 2 1 0 35 2
2016–17 27 0 2 1 5 0 30 1
Total 61 2 3 1 5 0 65 3
Valencia (loan) 2017–18 17 0 0 0 17 0
Valencia 2018–19 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Total 18 0 1 0 1 0 20 0
Barcelona (loan) 2018–19 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Career totals 196 9 14 1 6 0 216 10

InternationalEdit

As of 12 October 2018[26]
Colombia
Year Apps Goals
2014 4 0
2015 11 1
2016 10 0
2017 0 0
2018 2 0
Total 27 1

International goalsEdit

As of 17 June 2015 (Colombia score listed first, score column indicates score after each Murillo goal)[26]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 17 June 2015 Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile   Brazil
1–0
1–0
2015 Copa América

HonoursEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Includes cup competitions such as Copa del Rey and Coppa Italia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Acta del partido celebrado el 04 de mayo de 2019, en Vigo" [Minutes of the match held on 4 May 2019, in Vigo] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 4 May 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Jeison Murillo". Inter Milan. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ "'Tengo muchas ansias de ir a aprovechar esta oportunidad': Murillo" ['I am very hungry to make the most of this opportunity': Murillo]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 6 October 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Boateng y Murillo firman su continuidad" [Boateng and Murillo sign continuity] (in Spanish). Granada en Juego. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Murillo y su presente en Cádiz" [Murillo and his now in Cádiz] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Jeison Murillo se marcha a Las Palmas en calidad de cedido" [Jeison Murillo goes to Las Palmas on loan]. Ideal (in Spanish). 25 July 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Las Palmas deja al Almería sin remontada en el descuento" [Las Palmas rob Almería of comeback in injury time]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 9 March 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Jeison Murillo regresa al Granada" [Jeison Murillo returns to Granada] (in Spanish). Goal. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Granada hold on for victory". ESPN FC. 18 August 2013. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Big win halts Granada's slide". ESPN FC. 10 January 2014. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Pina, pres. Granada: "Murillo all'Inter per 8 mln più bonus. L'ingaggio..."" [Pina, Granada pres.: "Murillo to Inter for 8 mln plus bonuses. The deal..."] (in Italian). FC Inter News. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  12. ^ Carci, Francesco (23 August 2015). "Inter-Atalanta 1–0, Icardi ko: entra Jovetic e decide all'ultimo respiro" [Inter-Atalanta 1–0, Icardi ko: Jovetic comes in and decides it in the dying breath]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Official statement | Jeison Murillo" (Press release). Valencia CF. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  14. ^ "¿Qué va a pasar con Jeison Murillo?" [What will happen with Jeison Murillo?] (in Spanish). Deporte Valenciano. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Jeison Murillo, new FC Barcelona player". FC Barcelona. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  16. ^ Puig, Darío (20 December 2018). "Barcelona agree Murillo's loan". Marca. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  17. ^ Bell, Arch (10 January 2019). "Barcelona fall flat at Levante". Marca. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  18. ^ Hurtado, José Luis (17 January 2019). "Dembélé aplica el artículo 11" [Dembélé enables article 11]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  19. ^ "UFFICIALE: Sampdoria, preso Murillo in prestito con obbligo di riscatto" (in Italian). Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  20. ^ https://www.foxsportsasia.com/football/transfer-news/1139571/sampdoria-snap-up-murillo-from-valencia/
  21. ^ "Brasil recibe una dura dosis de realidad" [Hard reality check for Brazil]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Argentina beats Colombia 5–4 on penalties to reach semis". The Washington Times. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Argentina 0–0 Colombia (Argentina win 5–4 on penalties)". BBC Sport. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  24. ^ a b "2015 Copa America awards: Vargas, Guerrero beat Aguero, Vidal to top scorer". NBC Sports. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  25. ^ Jeison Murillo at Soccerway
  26. ^ a b "J. Murillo – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  27. ^ Sánchez, Rolando (27 April 2019). "Jeison Murillo, tercer colombiano campeón en LaLiga" [Jeison Murillo, third Colombian champion in LaLiga] (in Spanish). Goal. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  28. ^ Álvarez, Fernando (30 October 2018). "Mina frena la crecida del Ebro" [Mina stops Ebro rise]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  29. ^ Hill, Tim (26 June 2016). "USA 0–1 Colombia: Copa América – as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  30. ^ "Copa América 2015 – Team of the tournament". Copa América Chile. 5 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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