Athletes 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 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 is a retired Ecuadorian race walker. He specialized in the 20 km event, in which he has won the only two medals his country has ever achieved in the ...more

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Club Sport Emelec Marcelo Ramón Elizaga Ferrero is a former Argentine-born, naturalized Ecuadorian football goalkeeper. He played for Deportivo Quito in the Ecuadorian Serie A and the Ecuadorian national

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Nicolás Alexander Lapentti Gómez is a former professional tennis player from Ecuador. He is Andrés Gómez's nephew.

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Ariel José Graziani Lentini is a former football player. He is a naturalized Ecuadorian striker who represented the Ecuador national team on 34 occasions between 1997 and 2000. After ...more

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Luis Adrián Morejón is a former tennis player from Ecuador who turned professional in 1991. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where ...more

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Carlos Alberto Raffo Carlos Alberto Raffo was an Argentine football striker who played international football for Ecuador. He had health conditions and died at a Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador at age of 87.

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Hernan “Chico” Borja is a retired U.S.-Ecuadorian soccer player and current soccer coach. He spent time in the several U.S.-based leagues including the North American Soccer League, Major Indoor ...more

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Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera was an Ecuadorian football player, regarded as the best of his country. He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the ...more

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Club Deportivo El Nacional Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, commonly known as Antonio Valencia, is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a right wing back for Manchester United and the Ecuadorian national team. After ...more

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José Madrid Club Deportivo El Nacional José Enrique Madrid is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for LDU Quito.

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Ecuador national football team Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt, also known as Chucho, was an Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward for El Jaish of the Qatar Stars League at the time of his death. He began ...more

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Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz is an Ecuadorian politician and lawyer who was President of Ecuador from 10 August 1996 to 6 February 1997. As President, Abdalá Bucaram was nicknamed ...more

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Walter Ayoví Club Deportivo El Nacional Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo, nicknamed Macaco is an Ecuadorian footballer. He currently plays for Pachuca of the Liga MX. He previously played left wing midfielder for Club Deportivo El ...more

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Felipe Caicedo Manchester City F.C. Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Spanish club RCD Espanyol as a striker. A full international since 2005, he has represented Ecuador at the Copa ...more

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María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero is an Ecuadorian female weightlifter. At the 2001 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey she won gold in the 53 kg category in the clean and ...more

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Christian Noboa Ecuador national football team Christian Fernando Noboa Tello is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for PAOK FC in Greece and the Ecuadorian national team as a midfielder.

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David Quiroz Ecuador national football team Mario David Quiroz Villón is an Ecuadorian Association footballer, who plays for Olmedo.

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Jayro Campos Ecuador national football team Jayro Rolando Campos León is an 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 is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Bolívar.

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Oswaldo Minda Chivas USA Tilson Oswaldo Minda is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Barcelona SC in the Ecuadorian Serie A.

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Joao Plata Toronto FC Joao Jimmy Plata Cotera is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

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Segundo Castillo Everton F.C. Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno is an Ecuadorian international footballer who currently plays for Dorados de Sinaloa in the Ascenso MX. Castillo is mostly used as a defensive midfielder but ...more

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Máximo Banguera Barcelona Sporting Club Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso, known as Máximo Banguera, is a goalkeeper who plays for Barcelona Sporting Club in the Ecuadorian Serie A and the Ecuador national team.

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Christian Suárez Ecuador national football team Christian Andrés Suárez Valencia is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for Atlas of the Liga MX.

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Real Betis Jefferson Antonio Montero Vite is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Welsh club Swansea City and the Ecuador national team as a winger.

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Édison Méndez Ecuador national football team Édison Vicente Méndez Méndez is an Ecuadorian football attacking midfielder who currently plays for El Nacional of the Ecuadorian Serie A. Méndez is a former Ecuador ...more

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Diego Calderón Liga Deportiva Universitaria Diego Armando Calderón Espinoza is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for the Barcelona. He was part of the squad who won the 2008 Copa Libertadores with Liga de Quito.

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Joao Rojas Club Sport Emelec Joao Robin Rojas Mendoza is an Ecuadorian footballer. He currently plays for Cruz Azul of the Liga MX, and Ecuador national team.

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Jorge Guagua Club de Fútbol Atlante Jorge Daniel Guagua Tamayo is an Ecuador international football defender who plays for Emelec. A central defender, Guagua had a promising start to his career. His quick, technical abilities ...more

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Jaime Ayoví Club de Futbol Pachuca Jaime Javier Ayoví Corozo is an Ecuadorian footballer, who plays for Godoy Cruz.

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Petter Villegas Puerto Rico Islanders Petter Villegas is an Ecuadorian-born Puerto Rican footballer currently playing for Puerto Rico Islanders in the North American Soccer League.

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Juan Carlos Paredes Juan Carlos Paredes Reasco is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for Watford in the Football League Championship, as a right-back. A full international for the Ecuador national team ...more

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Alexander Domínguez Ecuador national football team Alexander Domínguez Carabalí is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for LDU Quito.

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Ecuador national football team Álex Leonardo Bolaños Reascos is an Ecuadorian footballer. He currently plays for Olimpo of the Argentine Primera División, on loan from Barcelona SC.

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Geovanny Caicedo Toronto FC Banner Geovanny Caicedo Quiñónez is an Ecuadorian footballer.

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Bayron Piedra Bayron Efrén Piedra Avilés is an Ecuadorian middle distance and long-distance runner. He won the 2007 edition of the Guayaquil Marathon. He also competed at the 2004 Olympic Games, ...more

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Miler Bolaños Chivas USA Miller Alejandro Bolaños Reasco is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a Striker for Emelec of Ecuador. His older brother is Alex Bolaños.

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Luis Saritama Sociedad Deportivo Quito Luis Fernando Saritama Padilla is a footballer who currently plays for Deportivo Quito of the Ecuadorian Serie A.

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Pedro Quiñónez Santos Laguna Pedro Ángel Quiñónez Rodríguez is an Ecuadorian footballer. He currently plays for Emelec.

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Iván Kaviedes Liga Deportiva Universitaria Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty is an Ecuadorian retired footballer.

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Liga Deportiva Universitaria Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá is a retired Ecuadorian footballer. Nicknamed Tín, Delgado is the all-time top scorer for the Ecuadorian national team with 31 goals in 71 ...more

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Javier Moreno Javier Moreno Sánchez is a Spanish politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, part of the Party of European Socialists.

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Óscar Bagüí Barcelona Sporting Club Óscar Dalmiro Bagüí Angulo is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Emelec in the Ecuadorian Serie A. Bagüí has earned a 19 caps with the Ecuadorian national ...more

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Gabriel Achilier Ecuador national football team Gabriel Eduardo Achilier Zurita is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Club Sport Emelec as a Defender.

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Michael Arroyo Sociedad Deportivo Quito Michael Antonio Arroyo Mina is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for América of the Liga MX, on loan from Atlante, and the Ecuadorian national team as an attacking midfielder.

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Ecuador national football team Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward for West Ham United and for the Ecuador national team. He has previously played for Emelec in Ecuador, winning ...more

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Félix Borja 1. FSV Mainz 05 Félix Alexander Borja Valencia is an Ecuadorian footballer, who last played for Chivas USA of Liga MX.

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Paúl Ambrosi Liga Deportiva Universitaria Vicente Paúl Ambrosi Zambrano, commonly known as Paúl Ambrosi, is an Ecuadorian football player who plays as a defender. He has spent the vast majority of his professional career ...more