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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 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 Morejón
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.