Orlando Berrío from Cartagena returned to Colombian soccer after five years abroad. After winning the 2016 CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup with Atlético Nacional, Flamengo bought him for 3.25 million euros. With the Brazilians he won that trophy again in 2019 and the following year he went to Khor Fakkan in the United Arab Emirates.

His career did not prosper in the Middle East. Three months after that jump, he disassociated himself and spent nine months without a club. América MG hired him in July 2021 and a year later he completed his contract to return to Colombian football. During the last few weeks, Berrío trained with Atlético Nacional and it was thought that he would return to ‘Verdolaga’, but that did not happen.

Orlando Berrío will play in Águilas

Orlando, 31, signed for Rionegro Águilas until December 31, 2023. It will be his fourth team in the Colombian First A Category. The whole of Eastern Antioquia is in 17th place in the table with 6 points in the BetPlay League 2022-2. He has Marco Pérez as the most important reference in the attack and the Bolivarian returns to the FPC to accompany him.

Only Aléxis Henríquez, Óscar Córdoba, Jorge Bermúdez, Mauricio Serna (with Boca Juniors 2000 and 2001) and Orlando Berrío are the only Colombians who have won the Copa Libertadores twice. The Cartagena is the only one that continues in activity as a professional; Henríquez retired at Atlético Nacional in 2019, but he had previously achieved it with Once Caldas in 2004.

The far right also has two Torneo Carioca with Flamengo, a Supercopa do Brasil, a Brasileirão; a South American Recopa. With Atlético Nacional he won: two Colombia Cups, four First Division titles, the Copa Libertadores and one Super League. He managed to be called up for the Colombian national team, Pékerman gave him 83 minutes in the Qualifiers for Russia 2018.

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