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Yerry Mina Biography

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This work on Yerry Mina Biography presents you facts about his early life, net worth, family, childhood, personal life, parents, lifestyle, and Girlfriend/wife.

Who was Yerry Mina before he became famous? Stay tuned as we walk you through his life story, beginning with his childhood. Buckle up for it is a long read that promises to be interesting.

Yerry Mina Childhood Story:

Yerry Mina was born on the 23rd-September-1994 in the city of Guachené, Southwest Columbia to Mr. and Mrs. Mina.

photo yerry's parents.
Photo of Yerry Mina’s parents.

Yerry has family roots in the city of Guachené, located Southwest of Columbia. His hometown is a small market town of approximately 20,000 people. Interestingly 99% of the people in this town are Afro-descendants, including the footballer.

Where did Yerry Mina grow up?

Yerry grew up in his hometown alongside his siblings, he is the eldest of two children born of his parents.
The player had a memorable childhood with his half-brother, Cristian Andrés, and younger brother, Juan José. Being the eldest he grew up with the responsibility of taking care of his younger ones.

childhood photo of yerry
Childhood photo of Yerry Mina.

The footballer’s favorite pet while growing up is a dog and even till his adulthood he still loves dogs. Below is a photo of Yerry and his dog Madonna.

Mina had always been a lover of dogs even till his old age.
Mina had always been a lover of dogs even till his old age.

Yerry Mina Early Career Trajectory:

Like most footballers, Yerry Mina fell in love with football in l9ve with football at a young age. Yerry Mina’s father, José Eulises Mina, was a goalkeeper before retirement. Having a one-time footballer as a father and also an uncle who was a goalkeeper gave Mina an edge in football.

Young Mina started his football career as a goalkeeper due to his body’s height, size, appearance, and the influence he had around, but along the line, his uncle and father talked him out of becoming a goalkeeper.

“My dad and my uncle talked me out of becoming a goalkeeper, they said being a goalkeeper requires a lot of sacrifice and that they wouldn’t want to see me suffer as they did.”

Following the advice of his father and uncle, young Yerry changed his position to a defender. Due to Yerry’s body statue and football skills, he was able to stand out among his teammate.  In 2013 a top-tier Columbian team (Independiente Santa Fe) secured the defender’s services when he Was 18 years old.

In 2015 the defender became an instant hit with his new club. He became a regular starter for the Cardinals and helped them in winning two major cups (the Copa Sudamericana and Superliga Colombiana ).

Mina helped his club in winning two major world cup.
Mina helped his club in winning two major world cup.

Career Turning Point:

Mina’s career took a different turn on 1th-may-2016 as he confirmed as the new player of Palmeiras, a Brazilian Sao Paulo club that has legends like Gabriel Jesus, Rivaldo, and Roberto Carlos.

With the support of his family, the defender left home and went to live in Brazil. Due to the footballer’s hard work and skills he got called to the Columbian national team. Sadly, he couldn’t go due to an injury. Despite the injury, the defender worked harder and also helped his team in winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A trophy.

In May 2018, the defender was named among Colombia’s 23-man squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup. He played a major role in the global campaign, and he also earned the record for most goals (three) in a single World Cup by a defender in tournament.

As Mina’s fame grew so did his skills in football, the defender scored three times am and he also scored a brilliant last-minute header which took Gareth Southgate’s England to extra-time, following his country’s penalty shootout exit at the hands of Jordan Pickford, FC Barca recognized an opportunity to make money off the player due to his high market value. The Spanish giant triggered his transfer and placed a €100m release clause on his name.


Yerry Mina joined Barca just after the 2018 world cup. With the development, he became the first Columbian to get hired by Barcelona. The defender was part of Andres Iniesta’s last season with the Blaugrana side. His contribution helped Barca, to clinch the La Liga and Copa del Rey titles that season. Yerry Mina didn’t want to stay as a third option behind Clément Lenglet and Gerard Piqué, so the defender started counting his days with the Spanish giant.

Barcelona agreed with Everton for the transfer of Yerry Mina, on 11th -January- 2018. Since the 2018 World Cup days, the defender keeps impressing his club and country. With his skills and hard work. We believe the sky is the starting point for the defender.

Yerry Mina Personal Life:

Yerry Mina has his distinctive personality off-pitch. Despite earning a lot of money and his size, he is a humble person. Mina loves being around children, he entertains kids with his dancing steps. Above all, the humble player loves spending time with his family and friends.

Who is Yerry Mina Girlfriend/Wife To be?

like most footballers, Yerry Mina has a beautiful love story to tell. The defender got married to his sweetheart, a Columbian woman name Geraldine Molina who was born on the 3rd-may-1995 in the town of Guachené.

photo of the player and his beautiful wife.
Photo of the player and his beautiful wife.

The couple met and fell in love with each other during Yerry’s time with Deportivo Pasto. The defender had got himself a supportive wife, she goes with him anywhere that football took him. The player always shows a public display of affection to his lovely wife. The couple’s union is blessed with a beautiful daughter.

Who Are Yerry Mina Parents and Siblings?

Yerry Mina’s father’s name is José Eulises. His father had the defender in his early 20s. José Eulises was a one-time goalkeeper but things didn’t turn out to favor him, as he had little or no opportunity as a goalkeeper. His family struggled for a while and he later retired from being a goalkeeper.

Being the first child the defender had a great relationship with his father. Both father and son are humble people. Interestingly, his father manages most of his businesses, including the Yerry Mina Foundation in his Guachené (his hometown).

indeed the player took after the humble nature of his father.
Indeed the player took after the humble nature of his father.

On the other hand, his mother’s name is Marianela González. The defender and his mother shared a bond since he was a child. Mina has always being a blessing to his mother and the family, the young defender built his mother a house and he gives his mother everything to make her smile. During his early football days, the defender gave his mum $4,000 out of his $6,000 wages and uses the rest to buy food after training. Indeed his mother is proud of having such a person for a son because he is indeed a blessing to his family.

photo of Mina's mother.
Photo of Mina’s mother.

Mina has a younger brother named Juan José. His brother is also a footballer and he was also featured as a forward and winger Colombian Under 15 team and As of 2021, Juan José features for Deportivo Cali’s youth.
José is his brother’s biggest fan, José does many things like his brother such as Having the same hairstyle, walking, talking, and dancing like his elder brother.

photo of the player and brother.
Photo of the player and his brother.

Yerry Mina Net Worth and Lifestyle:

At the time of writing Yerry Mina’s biography, it was gathered that the defender earns a lot of money. The defender’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be £20m and he earns £6.3m per year. Although it was found that Mina possessed a fleet of exotic cars, he never shows them on social media. He only makes shows his sponsorship deals with Auto manufacturing companies. Below is the player posing with two sets of cars; a BMW and Fiat Argo for business and marketing purposes.

photo of Mina posing close to his cars.
Photo of Mina posing close to a BMW and Fiat Argo for business and marketing purposes.

Summary of Yerry Mina Biography:

Biography Inquiries Wiki Data
Full Name: Yerry Fernando Mina Gonzalez.
Nickname: N/A.
Age: 26 years (in 2020).
Place of Birth: Guachene, Colombia.
Sibling: Juan Jose (brother).
Girlfriend/Spouse: Geraldine Molina (wife).
Salary: 6,336,000 million pounds.
Net Worth: 20 Million Pounds (in 2020).
Zodiac: Libra.
Height: 6 Feet, 5 Inches.
Pets: Madonna (dog).
Yerry Mina Family Origins: Guachene.
Name of  Yerry Mina’s parents: Marianela Gonzalez (mother) and Jose Eulises Mina (father).
Family Background: Lower class.
SoFIFA Ratings: 79/81.


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