Jonathan Osorio is Colombian-Canadian He will play the World Cup in Qatar with the Canadian national team that qualified with him for the CONCACAF qualifiers., in which he was the hero and scored an unforgettable goal against Mexico. The 29-year-old midfielder was born in Toronto but his parents are Colombian, so he does not lose track of Colombian football.
in chat with ESPN Sports CenterOsorio mentioned the possibility of playing for a club in Colombia. He stated that his parents’ hearts are divided between two teams, one from Medellin and the other from Cali, and that he is very close to Junior. Do you see yourself playing in an FPC?
Jonathan stated that Canada’s qualification came as a surprise to many, but they are convinced to do so. “It was a historical thing, a surprise to everyone, but not to us because we always trusted we had a good team. We did it in a good way.”
Do you follow football in Colombia? Osorio admitted that although he has been in Canada his whole life, save for a stint in Uruguayan football, his roots do not allow him to take his eyes off the Colombian teams. “I always follow Colombian football and in my family from my mother’s side are fans of Atletico Nacional and my father is a fan of Deportivo Cali. I also have a relationship with coach Juan Cruz Real, who guided me here, so I follow the league a lot, but only that.”
He added, “I have never lived in Colombia, I was born in Toronto and spent my whole life here. At the age of 17 I went to Uruguay to sign with the national club and played in the youth teams there for two years, then came back to Toronto and I was ten years old.” Despite that , did not rule out that at some point if he receives an offer at the FPC, he will accept it.
Jonathan scored against Mexico in the qualifiers, the match that ended with a score of 1-1, and his celebration remained in the net of many. Not only did he have the Café de Colombia-Juan Valdéz logo on his leg, which represents his Colombian roots, he celebrated that day by pretending he was enjoying a cup of coffee. One more reason not to disqualify FPC. “I have a lot of family in Colombia watching my games, they support me and I miss them, so I wanted to do something to remember them and show that I always think of them.”