These Colombian soccer players play in some of the strangest and least recognized leagues on the planet.
We want to show you a few Colombian footballers who are playing, with various levels of success, in some of the most remote leagues in the world. Photos: IG-jhoncordoba9, IG-alfredomorelos30, IG-gustavocuellaroficial
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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The arrival of James Rodríguez at the Qatari club Al-Rayyan was probably the first time that many Colombians found out about the existence of the Qatar Stars League. But, like many other Colombian players, James goes where the money takes him and, sometimes, these are often places far removed from our beloved Latin America.
It is for this reason that today we want to show you a few Colombian players who are playing, with various levels of success, in some of the most remote leagues in the world.
Jhon Córdoba- Premier Liga (Russia)
Born in Istmina, Chocó (west coast), at this moment Córdoba is very far from home, playing for Krasnodar in the Russian league. Jhon has played for this team since July this year, where he has achieved five goals and three assists in nine appearances. It seems that they have been doing well, as Krasnodar is currently fifth in the standings.
Hermoso doble pivoteo para volver a dar una asistencia.— Colombia Analytics (@colanalytics_) September 26, 2021
Nadie tiene más goles producidos  que Jhon Córdoba en la Russian Premier Liga. pic.twitter.com/M6GVdQfmc5
Juan Fernando Quintero- Shenzhen FC (China)
Although he is currently training in Colombia, Quintero is officially a player for Shenzhen FC of China. Even though he has only been there since 2021, he is already regarded as the MVP on the team. In 14 games played, the midfielder has achieved 6 assists and has led his team to third place in their group.
¡Volvió Juan Fernando Quintero!— Samuel Vargas (@SVargasOK) April 21, 2021
‘JuanFer’ regresó a la actividad oficial tras un año, un mes y diez días. Su equipo, Shenzhen FC visitó al Henan Jianye FC, por la Fecha 1 de la Superliga de China.
Quintero dio dos asistencias en el triunfo parcial 2-1 de su equipo. pic.twitter.com/dVauyO0pvh
Alfredo Morelos- Rangers (Scotland)
Born in Cereté, Córdoba (north-west), Morelos has played for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership since 2017. The Colombian has found success in this corner of the world, achieving a top scorer title in the 2018/2019 season and a national title in the 2020/2021 season. Morelos has played a total of 196 games for the Rangers, earning a total of 99 goals and 45 assists in the process.
Giovanni Moreno-Shanghai Shenhua (China)
Perhaps the most successful Colombian in the Asian giant, Moreno has played with Shanghai Shenhua since 2012. The current team captain has twice won a national title, in the 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 seasons. Moreno has already played 260 games with his team, in which he has scored 84 goals and 39 assists. A true example of a successful player abroad.
(VIDEO) Una de las joyas de Giovanni Moreno en el fútbol chino! pic.twitter.com/IfBQ9GM9DX— Diego Rueda (@diegonoticia) August 19, 2015