Cristian played for the Bolivar State Soccer and Indoor Soccer Team in all categories U10, U14, U16. When he was 15 years old, he traveled from Cartagena to Cali, In that city he stayed a couple of years before arriving to Medellin to join Atletico Nacional where he got the Colombian League (2005).
He played with the Colombia national under-20 football team at the 2005 South American Youth Championship, which Colombia hosted and won. He then competed at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Holland, helping Colombia to the Round of 16 before losing to eventual champion Argentina.
He has recently been transferred from Athletico Nacional to Independiente Santa Fe and also promoted to the Senior
Colombia national football team.
He was later traded to Deportes Tolima for Anchico.
Cristian and his family have strong sports habits, His Brother Camilo Marrugo has also played a couple of Professional games in Colombia League with Real Cartagena and Cucuta Deportivo