Jhon Durán

Jhon Durán


Full name: Jhon Jader Durán Palacio

Country: Colombia

Date of birth: 13/12/2003 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Medellín (Colombia)

Height: 185cm

Youth career: Envigado FC

Current club: Envigado FC

Squad number: 9

Current national team: Colombia U-17

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American U-17 Championship (2/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Romelu Lukaku



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ambidexterity/playing with his right weaker foot


Style of play:

– complete forward

– can also act as a target man

– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– very good pace, agility, and coordination for a player of his size

– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– likes to play with back to goal

– possesses significant upper-body strength

– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play

– indirect set-piece threat

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– possesses impressive powerful and accurate shooting skills

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, cleverness and ball control

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– dependable option while defending set-pieces

Durán outpaces his marker and scores with a strong finish.


Durán shows his great jumping ability and scores with a superb header.


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 27 May 2020):

Categoría Primera A 2019: 9 games/1 goal (Envigado)

Categoría Primera A 2020 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Envigado)



Jhon Durán is a product of Envigado FC youth academy – a club that raised many great footballers in the past including James Rodríguez, Jhon Córdoba, and Juan Fernando Quintero. Jhon made his professional debut for Envigado aged only 15 years and 28 days on 10 February 2019 in a league fixture against Alianza Petrolera. He scored his first goal seven months later against Rionegro Águilas becoming the second-youngest player ever to score in the Colombian league.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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