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Juan Castillo

  • Position: Goal Keeper
  • Squad number: 12
  • Date of birth: 17 April, 1978 (32 years old)
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Saves
0 Juan Castillo
0 Juan Castillo
0 As substitute
32 Total Uruguay
32 Most saves by Nestor Fernando Muslera
7 Total Uruguay
Goals Assists
0 Juan Castillo
0 Juan Castillo
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Juan Castillo
0|0 Juan Castillo
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

Player Profile

The 32-year-old was the second keeper used by Tabarez in qualifying, but spent a lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing cruciate ligaments in his right knee while on club duty.

He did briefly reclaim the number one shirt, but errors cost him his place and Muslera stepped in. Castillo is an unorthodox keeper who likes to take risks and come off his line. He made his international debut in 2007 at the relatively late age of 28, against Group A opponents South Africa.

Known as ‘The Wall’, Castillo began his career with Montevideo-based Defensor Sporting and has also played for Penarol and Brazilian club Botafogo. He moved to Colombia with Deportivo Cali earlier this year after two seasons in Brazil.

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