Juan Fernando Quintero Paniagua is a football player from Colombia, born in 1993 in Medellín. He began playing football at the academy of local club Envigado and after graduating Quintero joined the first team. There he stayed between 2009 and 2012. In December 2011 he was loaned to Atlético Nacional and on 30 January he made his debut in the match against Deportivo Cali.
On 20 July 2012 Juan Quintero signed for Pescara on loan and made his Serie A debut in the game against Inter on 28 August. On 23 September he netted his first goal for the side.
Since 2013 Quintero has featured for Porto.
Quintero earned his first cap for the Colombia national team on 17 October 2012 in the match against Cameroon. He was called up to represent U20 team in the 2013 South American Youth Championship. He was named the Man of the Match after the game against Paraguay and making his contribution throughout the tournament he helped the team to win the South American Youth Championship title. Quintero represented the team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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