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Famous Athletes from Ecuador

Updated June 14, 2019 33.0k views271 items

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...  more
  • 2
    Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada (born July 1, 1974 in Cuenca) is a retired Ecuadorian race...  more
  • 3

    Marcelo Elizaga

    Club Sport Emelec
    Marcelo Ramón Elizaga Ferrero (born April 19, 1972 in Morón) is a former Argentine-born,...  more
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    Nicolás Alexander Lapentti Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz laˈpenti]; born 13 August...  more
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    Ariel José Graziani Lentini (born June 7, 1971 in Empalme Villa Constitución, Argentina) is a...  more
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    Luis Morejón

    Luis Adrián Morejón (born 28 March 1973) is a former tennis player from Ecuador who turned...  more
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    Carlos Alberto Raffo

    Carlos Alberto Raffo (April 10, 1926 – September 18, 2013) was an Argentine football striker...  more
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    Hernan "Chico" Borja (born August 24, 1959 in Quito, Ecuador) is a retired U.S.-Ecuadorian...  more
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    Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan...  more
  • 10

    Antonio Valencia

    Club Deportivo El Nacional
    Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, known as Antonio Valencia (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo...  more
  • 11

    José Madrid

    Club Deportivo El Nacional
    José Enrique Madrid (born April 21, 1988) is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for...  more
  • 12

    Christian Benítez

    Ecuador national football team
    Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt (May 1, 1986 – July 29, 2013), also known as Chucho, was...  more
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    Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz عبد الله بوكرم ( (listen) ahb-də-LAH buu-kə-RAHM; born February 20,...  more
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    Walter Ayoví

    Club Deportivo El Nacional
    Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ aˈʝoβi]; born 11 August 1979 in...  more
  • 15

    Felipe Caicedo

    Manchester City F.C.
    Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo (born 5 September 1988) is an Ecuadorian professional...  more
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    María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero (born July 17, 1980) is an Ecuadorian female...  more
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    Christian Noboa

    Ecuador national football team
    Christian Fernando Noboa Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjan noˈβoa]; born 9 April 1985)...  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...  more
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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....  more
  • 20

    Frickson Erazo

    Ecuador national football team
    Frickson Rafael Erazo Vivero, or simply Frickson Erazo, is an Ecuadorian professional...  more
  • 21

    Carlos Tenorio

    Al-Nasr Sports Club
    Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina (born 14 May 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently...  more
  • 22

    Oswaldo Minda

    Chivas USA
    Tilson Oswaldo Minda (born July 26, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer who last played for...  more
  • 23

    Joao Plata

    Toronto FC
    Joao Jimmy Plata Cotera (Spanish pronunciation: [joˈau ˈplata]; born March 1, 1992) is an...  more
  • 24

    Segundo Castillo

    Everton F.C.
    Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno (born 15 May 1982) is an Ecuadorian international...  more
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    Máximo Banguera

    Barcelona Sporting Club
    Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso (born December 16, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador), known as...  more