Juan Pablo Pino Puello (born 30 March 1987) is a Colombian footballer who plays as a forward for Cúcuta Deportivo.

Juan Pablo Pino
Personal information
Full name Juan Pablo Pino Puello
Date of birth (1987-03-30) 30 March 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward, winger
Club information
Current team
Cúcuta Deportivo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Independiente Medellín 40 (2)
2007–2010 Monaco 65 (6)
2008Charleroi (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2013 Galatasaray 19 (3)
2011–2012Al-Nassr (loan) 13 (5)
2012 Mersin İdman Yurdu 0 (0)
2012–2013 Olympiacos 3 (0)
2013–2014Independiente Medellín (loan) 8 (0)
2014–2015 Bastia 4 (0)
2014 Bastia II 2 (1)
2016 Universitario 4 (1)
2017 Arema 19 (3)
2018 Barito Putera 9 (0)
2019– Cúcuta Deportivo 0 (0)
National team
2005–2008 Colombia U-20 23 (13)
2008–2010 Colombia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 July 2018

Club careerEdit


On 10 February 2007, Pino played his first Ligue 1 match for Monaco against Paris Saint-Germain.[1]


On 19 July 2010, Galatasaray announced that Pino had joined the team on a three-year contract for a sum of €3 million.[2] The 23-year-old has signed a three-year deal with his new club.[3][4]

He was picked man of the match during the Istanbul derby against Fenerbahçe in Kadikoy which finished 0–0 on 24 October 2010. Pino scored his first goal against Antalyaspor on 30 October 2010 which ended in a 2–1 victory for Galatasaray. Before the 2011–2012 season, the new Galatasaray manager, Fatih Terim left him in Istanbul. Terim didn't accept Pino for the camp.

On 29 August he left on loan to for Al-Nassr for €400,000.[5]

Return to GalatasarayEdit

After Pino returned from his loan spell at Al Nassr, he expressed his interest to stay at Galatasaray, however Terim refused Pino's interest to stay at Galatasaray and was not included in the Austria training camp squad.

Mersin İdman YurduEdit

On 20 July 2012, Pino signed for Turkish club, Mersin İdman Yurdu for a fee of €100,000 on a two-year contract. After the team's training camp in Slovenia, the club and the player mutually terminated their contract. The club cited inability to adjust to the club as the reason for the termination.[6]


On 14 September 2012, Pino was in talks with the Greek club, Olympiacos F.C. to play for the team in the 2013 season.[7] He made his debut against Veria F.C. in a 3–0 home win, contributing two assists.

Independiente MedellínEdit

On 29 July 2013, Pino returned to his homeland to play for the club he started his career.[8]


On 17 April 2017, Pino joined the Indonesian club side, Arema. He signed one-year deal and will used the number 20 for the 2017 Liga 1 season.[9]

International careerEdit

Pino is also a Colombian international having previously played for the under-20 team. He made his national team debut in 2009. Pino never represented Colombia in any World Cup Tournament.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2011, while playing for Al Nasr, Pino was taken into custody by Saudi moral police after mall customers complained about his religious tattoos. Pino later apologized for his actions and was released from custody after a team delegate discussed the matter with police.[10]



Independiente Medellín




  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 13 February 2007.
  2. ^ "Juan Pablo Pino ile Prensip Anlaşmasına Varıldı". Galatasaray.org. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Juan Pablo Pino ile Sözleşme İmzalandı". Galatasaray.org. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Profesyonel oyuncu Juan Pablo Pino Puello'nun AS Monaco Kulübü'nden 3.000.000 Avro bedelle transferi". Turkish Public Disclosure System (KAP) (in Turkish). 23 July 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Profesyonel futbolcularımızdan Juan Pablo Pino Kai Methw Puello'nun Nassr Saudi FC'ye 2011–2012 futbol sezonu için geçici transferi konusunda anlaşma sağlanmıştır. Anlaşmaya göre Nassr Saudi FC, Şirketimize 400.000 EUR ödeyecektir". Turkish Public Disclosure System (KAP) (in Turkish). 29 August 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Pino Mersin'den ayrıldı".
  7. ^ sitesi, milliyet.com.tr Türkiye'nin lider haber. "Pino'nun yeni adresi Olympiakos".
  8. ^ "Επιστρέφει στην Μεντελίν ο Πίνο". Sport24. 29 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Arema FC Resmi Rekrut Marquee Player Asal Kolombia" (in Indonesian). sport.detik.com. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Colombian Soccer Player Reportedly Detained in Saudi Arabia Over Jesus Tattoo". 11 October 2011.

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