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Johnnier Montano (born 14 January 1983 in Cali) is a Colombian professional footballer.
Montano was a highly-rated young player at Quilmes in Argentina and set records by featuring for the Colombian National Team at the young age of 15, doing well enough to earn a spot on the team that went to the 1999 Copa America. Montano scored the final goal in a 3-0 win for Colombia over Argentina in a game best remembered for Martin Palermo missing 3 penalty kicks. He later went on to represent Colombia at the 2001 South American Youth Championships. He made his last appearance for the full national team in 2003.
Earning recognition on the international scene at such a young age, Montano was considered a potential star, and signed for Italian club Parma in 1999 along with team-mate Jorge Bolano. Over the new few years Montano suffered personal problems, and he was repeatedly loaned out after failing to break into the Parma first team, firstly to Hellas Verona for the 2001-02 season, and then to Piacenza from 2002-2003. He only made limited appearances for both teams, who coincidentally both ended up relegated from Serie A while Montano was there.
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