Josimar Quintero

Date of birth: 3 February 1997 
Place of birth: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Position: Midfielder
International levels played at: Ecuador U20s
Trophies won at Chelsea: UEFA Youth League 2015/16

Josimar was at Barcelona for a number of years before signing for Chelsea in July 2014. In his younger days he played right-back but is now predominantly an attacking midfield player who can go box-to-box or play wide and is a good runner with the ball.

He made his first appearances for the club in the 2015/16 season, featuring on three occasions in our successful UEFA Youth League campaign. The youngster opened his goalscoring account in a 3-3 draw away at Porto in September 2015, while also playing regularly for Adi Viveash's Under-21 side.

Quintero signed a first professional contract in the summer of 2014, committing himself to the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.

In 2016/17, he was a regular in our development squad side, making 20 appearances. His five goals made him that team's second highest scorer. 

At the start of July 2017, Quintero signed a new contract to 2019 and moved on loan to the Russian top flight with Rostov. 

SeasonU19U21/Dev SquadTotal
AppearancesGoalsAppearancesGoalsAppearancesGoals
2015/162 (1)112 (3)014 (4)1
2016/17--15 (5)515 (5)5
Total2 (1)127 (8)529 (9)6