Center back who began his long tenure on the Colombian national team in 1999. He joined Atalanta in 2013 after previously playing for such teams as Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Nantes.
He debuted professionally for Cortulua in 1994.
He helped Colombia win the 2001 Copa America.
He married Carolina Villegas and together they had two sons and a daughter.
Striker Jackson Martinez became his teammate on the Colombian national team.