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The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador 

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List of the best soccer players from Ecuador. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Ecuador, along with photos when available. This list of best Ecuadorian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Ecuadorian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List ranges from Agustín Delgado to Jefferson Pinto, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Ecuadorian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Ecuadorian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Ecuador in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Ecuadorian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Antonio Valencia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Forward and Midfielder from Nueva Loja, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Christian Benítez... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Forward from Quito, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Enner Valencia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Midfielder from San Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Álex Aguinaga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Midfielder from Ibarra, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Álex Dario Aguinaga Garzón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaleks aɣiˈnaɣa]; born July 9, 1968 in Ibarra) is an Ecuadorian retired football midfielder and manager of Categoría ...more
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Agustín Delgado ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Forward from Imbabura, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá (born 23 December 1974 in Ambuquí, Imbabura) is a retired Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward. Nicknamed Tín, Delgado is the ...more
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Alberto Spencer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Forward from Ecuador

Nationality: Uruguay, Ecuador

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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Christian Noboa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Christian Noboa Midfielder from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Jefferson Montero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Midfielder from Babahoyo, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Jefferson Antonio Montero Vite (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefeɾson monˈteɾo]; born 1 September 1989) is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a winger for English Championship club ...more
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Walter Ayoví is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Walter Ayoví Defender and Midfielder from Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Édison Mén... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Édison Méndez Midfielder from Ibarra, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Édison Vicente Méndez Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðison ˈmendes]; born March 16, 1979 in Ibarra) is a retired Ecuadorian football attacking midfielder. ...more
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Felipe Caicedo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Felipe Caicedo Forward and Midfielder from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Iván Kaviedes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Iván Kaviedes Forward from Santo Domingo, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born 24 October 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward.
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Segundo Castillo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Segundo Castillo Midfielder from San Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Carlos Tenorio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Carlos Tenorio Forward from Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina (born 14 May 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for Ecuadorian club Atlético Saquisilí.
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Iván Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Iván Hurtado Defender from Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo (born 16 August 1974) is an Ecuadorian football centre back, who plays for the Brazilian team 7 de Abril. With 168 international appearances for Ecuador ...more
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Alexander Domíngu... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Alexander Domínguez Goalkeeper from Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Alexander Domínguez Carabalí (born June 5, 1987) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Vélez Sarsfield of the Argentine Primera División.
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Michael Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Michael Arroyo Midfielder from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Michael Antonio Arroyo Mina (born 23 April 1987) was an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Barcelona SC of the Ecuadorian Serie A, and the Ecuadorian national team as an attacking midfielder.
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Renato Ibarra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Renato Ibarra Defender and Forward from Imbabura, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Alex Renato Ibarra Mina, more commonly known as Renato Ibarra, is an Ecuadorian football Winger who plays for Eredivisie club Vitesse and the Ecuadorian national team.
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Joao Plata is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
andres54321 added Joao Plata Forward and Midfielder from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Joao Rojas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Joao Rojas Forward from La Troncal, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Joao Robin Rojas Mendoza (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝoˈao ˈroxas]; born 14 June 1989) is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Brazilian club São Paulo. He ...more
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Frickson Erazo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Frickson Erazo Defender from Esmeraldas, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

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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Cristian Ramírez ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Cristian Ramírez Defender from Santo Domingo, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Cristian Ramírez is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Ferencvárosi TC. Fast, intelligent, ambidextrous and a great dribbler are the qualities of ...more
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Juan Cazares is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Juan Cazares Midfielder from Rosa Zárate, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Juan Ramon Cazares Sevillano is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who plays for Argentine club Banfield on loan from River Plate.
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Marcelo Elizaga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Goalkeeper from Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina, Ecuador

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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Marlon Ayoví is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Marlon Ayoví Midfielder from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nationality: Ecuador

Marlon Riter Ayoví Mosquera (born September 27, 1971) is a retired Ecuadorian footballer. A midfielder, he played 76 times for Ecuador between 1998 and 2007.