2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Oscar MURILLO

Age
31
Height
184.0 cm
Date of Birth 18 April 1988
International Caps
14
International Goals
0

A robust left-footed centre-back, Oscar Murillo is a veritable wall at the back, while his strength in the air turns him into a serious attacking threat at set pieces. Rarely outfoxed by an opposing forward, the Pachuca defender possesses a strong character and vital leadership skills, and despite being brought into the fold late in the day (he only earned his first cap for La Tricolor in 2016, in a 3-2 qualifying win over Bolivia in La Paz), he quickly established himself in the squad. 

In fact, although Jose Pekerman tinkered with his defence numerous times on the road to Russia, he showed great confidence in the Quindio native, playing him from the start in nine of Colombia’s 18 qualifiers.