Mario Yepes


Mario Yepes Bio

Who is Mario Yepes

Mario Yepes is a Colombian professional football player who plays as defender for Argentine sports club San Lorenzo. Colombian national Team has been playing under his captain-ship since 2008.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in the town of Cali in Columbia. In very young age he started his professional career in football by playing for Cortulua in 1994 as a forward.

Interesting Facts

When he was playing for Cortulua he was initially deployed as a forward and was in verse of being converted to a sweeper then but his career really picked up steam at his hometown club Deportivo Cali where he moved in 1997.

Personal Life

He is married to a Colombian woman, Carolina Villegas. Couple got three children, two son named Luciano Yepes and Valentino Yepes, and one daughter Miranda Yepes.


He became the Colombian champion twice with the club. In 2001 he was part of the Colombia squad who won Copa America trophy and also of Nantes who in 2004 won League Cup Finals.


In 2012 Milan he tried to make deal to provide him more 'guaranteed' playing time in order to better prepare himself for the 2014 FIFA World Cup for his national team, since Milan rejected the deal he departure from the club.