Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Former Colombia captain Yepes retires at age 40

Colombia Reports

Mario Yepes

Former Colombia captain Mario Yepes, who led his country to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old central defender, who helped Colombia win the Copa America in 2001 and was capped 102 times, completed his training as a coach after leaving Argentina’s San Lorenzo last year.

- Advertisement -

“I will remain linked to football in some way, I have my badge as a coach,” Yepes told a news conference in the Colombian city of Cali.

Yepes played for Cortulua and Deportivo Cali in Colombia before joining Argentina’s River Plate and French clubs Nantes and Paris St Germain.

He also had spells in Italy with Chievo Verona, AC Milan and Atalanta.

(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; Writing by Rex Gowar, editing by Ed Osmond)

- Advertisement -

The post Former Colombia captain Yepes retires at age 40 appeared first on .

Colombia Reports

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Related Articles

Colombia captures its most wanted drug lord ‘Otoniel’

QCOLOMBIA - Colombian authorities said on Saturday they captured Dairo Antonio...

Canceled euthanasia: Martha Sepúlveda was ready to die on Sunday

QCOLOMBIA - 51-year-old Martha Sepúlveda, diagnosed with ALS, had been slated...
- paying the bills -

MOST READ

- paying the bills -

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Colombia Reports