Juan Carlos Osorio

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Soccer Coach
Date of Birth June 8, 1961
Place of Birth Colombia
Age 59 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Juan Carlos Osorio

Juan Carlos Osorio Arbeláez is a Colombian retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and is the manager of Atlético Nacional. Osorio began his playing career with Deportivo Pereira in 1982, and went on to play for Brazilian club Internacional in 1984 before returning to his native Colombia a year later, ultimately retiring in 1987 at the age of 26 due to injury. Nicknamed El Recreacionista due to his unorthodox training methods, Osorio held various assistant coaching jobs before beginning his managerial career in 2006 with Millonarios, moving abroad the following year to manage Major League Soccer teams Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls, leading the latter to their first conference title in 2008. He managed Once Caldas in 2010 and led them to a league title, as well as managing Atlético Nacional in 2012 and winning numerous championships. In October 2015 he was named as manager of the Mexico national team, a post he held until July 2018.

About Juan Carlos Osorio

Soccer coach who took over as the manager of the Mexican national team in 2015, replacing Miguel Herrera. He'd previously served as manager of Atletico Nacional and Sao Paulo.

Before Fame

He played professional soccer in the 1980s, but his career was cut short by injury in 1987.


After his playing career ended, he studied exercise science at Southern Connecticut State University. He landed his first coaching job with the Staten Island Vipers in 1998.

Family Life

He grew up in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia.


He's coached Chicharito while at the head of Mexico's national team.

Information related to Juan Carlos Osorio

  • New York Red Bulls coaches
  • Copa América Centenario managers
  • Once Caldas managers
  • New York Red Bulls non-playing staff
  • Atlético Nacional managers
  • Mexico national football team managers
  • Expatriate football managers in Brazil
  • Major League Soccer coaches
  • Colombian football managers
  • Alumni of Liverpool John Moores University
  • Expatriate football managers in Mexico
  • Manchester City F.C. non-playing staff
  • Expatriate soccer managers in the United States
  • Deportivo Pereira footballers
  • Once Caldas footballers
  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A managers
  • Sport Club Internacional players
  • Colombian expatriate footballers
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Latest information about Juan Carlos Osorio updated on March 05, 2021.