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Famous Athletes from Ecuador

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List of famous athletes from Ecuador, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ecuador has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Ecuadorian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Ecuador and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Ecuador then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List athletes include Silvano Estacio, Fidel Martínez and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Ecuadorian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Ecuador?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Ecuador in order to get more information about each one.
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Jackson Quiñónez Vernaza (born 12 June 1980 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is a Spanish hurdler of Afro-Ecuadorian descent. He represented his birth country Ecuador until October 2005.
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Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada (born July 1, 1974 in Cuenca) is a retired Ecuadorian race walker. He specialized in the 20 km event, in which he has won the only two medals his country ...more
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Club Sport Emelec
Marcelo Ramón Elizaga Ferrero (born April 19, 1972 in Morón) is a former Argentine-born, naturalized Ecuadorian football goalkeeper. He played for Deportivo Quito in the Ecuadorian ...more
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Nicolás Alexander Lapentti Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz laˈpenti]; born 13 August 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Ecuador. His brothers, Giovanni and ...more
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Ariel José Graziani Lentini (born June 7, 1971 in Empalme Villa Constitución, Argentina) is a former football player. He is a naturalized Ecuadorian striker who represented the ...more
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Luis Morejón
Luis Adrián Morejón (born 28 March 1973) is a former tennis player from Ecuador who turned professional in 1991. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in ...more
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Carlos Alberto Raffo
Carlos Alberto Raffo (April 10, 1926 – September 18, 2013) was an Argentine football striker who played international football for Ecuador. He had health conditions and died at a Hospital in ...more
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Hernan "Chico" Borja (born August 24, 1959 in Quito, Ecuador) is a retired U.S.-Ecuadorian soccer player and current soccer coach. He spent time in the several U.S.-based leagues ...more
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Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan footballer who played as a forward, regarded as the best Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is ...more
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Club Deportivo El Nacional
Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, known as Antonio Valencia (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo βaˈlensja]; born 4 August 1985), is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays for L.D.U. Quito ...more
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José Madrid Club Deportivo El Nacional
José Enrique Madrid (born April 21, 1988) is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for Guayaquil City.
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Ecuador national football team
Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt (May 1, 1986 – July 29, 2013), also known as Chucho, was an Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward for El Jaish of the Qatar Stars League at ...more
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Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz عبد الله بوكرم ( (listen) ahb-də-LAH buu-kə-RAHM; born February 20, 1952) is an Ecuadorian politician and lawyer who was President of Ecuador from August 10, ...more
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Walter Ayoví Club Deportivo El Nacional
Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ aˈʝoβi]; born 11 August 1979 in Camarones, Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian footballer. He last played for Guayaquil City of the ...more
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Felipe Caicedo Manchester City F.C.
Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo (born 5 September 1988) is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Lazio. A full international since 2005, he has represented ...more
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María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero (born July 17, 1980) is an Ecuadorian female weightlifter. At the 2001 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey she won gold in the 53 kg ...more
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Christian Noboa Ecuador national football team
Christian Fernando Noboa Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjan noˈβoa]; born 9 April 1985) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Russian Premier League club PFC Sochi and the Ecuadorian ...more
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David Quiroz Ecuador national football team
Mario David Quiroz Villón (born September 8, 1982 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian Association footballer.
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Jayro Campos Ecuador national football team
Jayro Rolando Campos León (born July 18, 1984 in Ibarra) is a retired Ecuadorian Defender.
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Frickson Erazo Ecuador national football team
Frickson Rafael Erazo Vivero, or simply Frickson Erazo, is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Grêmio, on loan from Barcelona SC, and the Ecuadorian
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Carlos Tenorio Al-Nasr Sports Club
Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina (born 14 May 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for Ecuadorian club Atlético Saquisilí.
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Oswaldo Minda Chivas USA
Tilson Oswaldo Minda (born July 26, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer who last played for Barcelona SC in the Ecuadorian Serie A.
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Joao Plata Toronto FC
Joao Jimmy Plata Cotera (Spanish pronunciation: [joˈau ˈplata]; born March 1, 1992) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer as a forward.
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Segundo Castillo Everton F.C.
Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno (born 15 May 1982) is an Ecuadorian international footballer who plays for Guayaquil City of the Ecuadorian Serie A. Castillo is mostly used as a defensive ...more
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Máximo Banguera Barcelona Sporting Club
Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso (born December 16, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador), known as Máximo Banguera, is a goalkeeper who plays in the Liga PRO Ecuador and the Ecuador