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Famous Athletes from Ecuador

Updated June 14, 2019 31.8k 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.
  • 1
    Jackson Quiñónez Vernaza (born 12 June 1980 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is a Spanish hurdler of... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada (born July 1, 1974 in Cuenca) is a retired Ecuadorian race... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Marcelo Elizaga

    Club Sport Emelec
    Marcelo Ramón Elizaga Ferrero (born April 19, 1972 in Morón) is a former Argentine-born,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Nicolás Alexander Lapentti Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz laˈpenti]; born 13 August... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Ariel José Graziani Lentini (born June 7, 1971 in Empalme Villa Constitución, Argentina) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Luis Morejón

    Luis Adrián Morejón (born 28 March 1973) is a former tennis player from Ecuador who turned... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Carlos Alberto Raffo

    Carlos Alberto Raffo (April 10, 1926 – September 18, 2013) was an Argentine football striker... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Hernan "Chico" Borja (born August 24, 1959 in Quito, Ecuador) is a retired U.S.-Ecuadorian... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Antonio Valencia

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

    José Madrid

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

    Christian Benítez

    Ecuador national football team
    Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt (May 1, 1986 – July 29, 2013), also known as Chucho, was... more on Wikipedia
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    Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz عبد الله بوكرم ( (listen) ahb-də-LAH buu-kə-RAHM; born February 20,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Walter Ayoví

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

    Felipe Caicedo

    Manchester City F.C.
    Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo (born 5 September 1988) is an Ecuadorian professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero (born July 17, 1980) is an Ecuadorian female... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Christian Noboa

    Ecuador national football team
    Christian Fernando Noboa Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjan noˈβoa]; born 9 April 1985)... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    David Quiroz

    Ecuador national football team
    Mario David Quiroz Villón (born September 8, 1982 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian Association... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Carlos Tenorio

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

    Oswaldo Minda

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

    Joao Plata

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

    Segundo Castillo

    Everton F.C.
    Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno (born 15 May 1982) is an Ecuadorian international... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Máximo Banguera

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