Player Details

Name

Darwin Quintero

Height

5' 5"

Weight

135 lbs

Date of Birth

9.19.1987 (33)

Birthplace

Tumaco, Colombia

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Second Striker

Preferred Side

Left/Centre/Right

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

Designated Player
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Minnesota on November 13, 2019.

An experienced attacker with nearly a decade of experience in Liga MX, Quintero was the first Designated Player in Minnesota United history. A quick, skillful player, Quintero is a threat to both score and assist in the final third. Quintero, who can play multiple positions in the attacking third, had a huge first season with the Dynamo, scoring seven goals and adding 10 assists.

INTERNATIONAL: Debuted for the Colombian national team on Oct. 11, 2008 and scored his first goal, against Mexico, on Sept. 30, 2009. Has 14 caps for Los Cafeteros, his last coming in September 2012.

OUTSIDE MLS: Quintero was a mainstay in Liga MX since he joined Santos Laguna in 2009 and later moved to Club América in 2014. During his career in Mexico he scored over 100 goals across all competitions and hit double-digit goals in five of seven seasons from 2009-10 to 2015-16.

PERSONAL: Named after famed scientist Charles Darwin, Quintero boasts an apt nickname: El Científico del Gol (The Goal Scientist).

NOTES: MLS All-Star (2018)

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