Pacific FC sign Colombian Youth International centre back Juan Quintana

Pacific FC today announced the signing of Juan Quintana to a one-year contract plus two options, which could keep him with the club through the 2026 Canadian Premier League (CPL) season. 

The 20-year-old Colombian centre-back has played professionally for Orsomarso SC in Palmira, Western Colombia since 2021.

“Quintana is ball-winning central defender with good physicality who can play anywhere across our back line,” said James Merriman, Head Coach, Pacific FC. “He is an extremely motivated young player with good experience, a strong mentality and a high potential to develop.” 

Standing at six feet tall, Quintana is known for his speed and ball control on the backline.    

Quintana has played in the first and second divisions for Orsomarso SC, tallying more than 3,200 minutes of play over 37 appearances. His resume includes five appearances in Colombia’s domestic cup play, Copa Colombia, for a total of 355 minutes. 

Quintana joins Aly Ndom, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère, Paul Amedume as well as recent signings Christian Greco-Taylor and Eric Lajeunesse at the back for the Tridents.

Pacific FC’s roster includes 21 players as of April 16, 2024: 

Attackers: Josh Heard, Reon Moore, Adonijah Reid, Dario Zanatta, Ayman Sellouf.

Midfielders: Pierre Lamothe, Steffen Yeates, Zakaria Bahous, Cédric Touissant, Sami Keshavarz, Andrei Tîrcoveanu, Sean Young.

Defenders: Aly Ndom, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère, Paul Amedume, Christian Greco-Taylor, Eric Lajeunesse, Georges Mukumbilwa, Kunle Dada-Luke.

Goalkeepers: Emil Gazdov, Sean Melvin.