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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
Antonio Valencia Forward, Midfielder 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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Christian Benítez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Christian Benítez Forward 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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Enner Valencia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Enner Valencia Midfielder 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
Álex Aguinaga Midfielder Álex Dario Aguinaga Garzón is an Ecuadorian retired football midfielder and mananger of Categoría Primera A team Itagüí. As a player, he is one of the all-time ...more

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Agustín Delgado is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Agustín Delgado Forward 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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Alberto Spencer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Alberto Spencer Forward 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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Jefferson Montero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Jefferson Montero Midfielder 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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Christian Noboa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Christian Noboa Midfielder 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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Walter Ayoví is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Walter Ayoví Defender, Midfielder 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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Iván Kaviedes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Iván Kaviedes Forward Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty is an Ecuadorian retired footballer.

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Édison Méndez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Édison Méndez Midfielder 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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Felipe Caicedo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Felipe Caicedo Forward, Midfielder 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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Segundo Castillo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Segundo Castillo Midfielder 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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Alexander Domínguez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Alexander Domínguez Goalkeeper Alexander Domínguez Carabalí is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for LDU Quito.

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Carlos Tenorio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Carlos Tenorio Forward Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Bolívar.

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Iván Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Iván Hurtado Defender Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo is a retired Ecuadorian football centre back. He is one of the most capped male footballers of all time.

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Michael Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Michael Arroyo Midfielder 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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Renato Ibarra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Renato Ibarra Defender, Forward, Midfielder 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, Midfielder Joao Jimmy Plata Cotera is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

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Frickson Erazo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Frickson Erazo Defender 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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Joao Rojas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Joao Rojas Forward 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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Cristian Ramírez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Cristian Ramírez Defender 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 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
Marcelo Elizaga Goalkeeper 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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Eduardo Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Eduardo Hurtado Forward Eduardo Estíguar Hurtado Roa is a footballer who plays as a striker. He has the record of being the 2nd all-time leading scorer for the Ecuador national football team with 26 goals in 74

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Christian Lara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Christian Lara Midfielder Christian Rolando Lara Anangonó, nicknamed Diablito, is an Ecuadorian footballer.

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Pablo Palacios is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Pablo Palacios Forward Pablo David Palacios Herreria is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Club Deportivo El Nacional and the Ecuadorian national team. He is known as one of the best strikers in the domestic ...more

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Franklin Salas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Franklin Salas Forward Franklin Agustín Salas Narváez is an Ecuadorian football forward who currently plays for Deportivo Quito. His nickname is Mago, meaning wizard or magician.

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Marlon Ayoví is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Marlon Ayoví Midfielder Marlon Riter Ayoví Mosquera is a retired Ecuadorian footballer. A midfielder, he played 76 times for Ecuador between 1998 and 2007.

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Alex Cevallos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Alex Cevallos Goalkeeper Alejandro Manuel Cevallos Villaciencio is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper that played most of his career for Emelec and played for the Ecuador national football team. He is now retired and is ...more

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Manuel Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Manuel Mendoza Goalkeeper Manuel Alberto Mendoza Rezabala is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Técnico Universitario.

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Marcos Caicedo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Marcos Caicedo Marcos Caicedo is an Ecuadorian soccer player.

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Hólger Quiñónez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Hólger Quiñónez Defender Hólger Abraham Quiñónez Caicedo is an Ecuadorian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

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Éder Valencia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Éder Valencia Midfielder Luis Éder Valencia Mosquera, commonly known as Éder Valencia, is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays as a Midfielder for Manta. He is the older brother of Manchester ...more

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Alex Colón is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Alex Colón Midfielder Alex Patricio Colón Rueda is an Ecuadorian professional footballer currently playing for Mineros de Zacatecas on loan from Pachuca in the Ascenso MX.

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Luis Saritama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Luis Saritama Midfielder Luis Fernando Saritama Padilla is a footballer who currently plays for Deportivo Quito of the Ecuadorian Serie A.

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Cristian Mora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Cristian Mora Goalkeeper Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Hong Kong Premier League club South China AA.

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Edwin Tenorio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Edwin Tenorio Midfielder Edwin Rolando Tenorio Montaño is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Deportivo Quito. Before playing for his current club, Tenorio played ...more

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Ramón Manuel Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Ramón Manuel Mendoza Defender Manuel Mendoza is an Ecuadorian football defender. In 2002-03 season Mendoza played for Bulgarian side Levski Sofia, with whom he won the Bulgarian Cup. Although not scoring a single goal in the ...more

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Chico Borja is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Chico Borja Forward, Midfielder 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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Ariel Graziani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Ariel Graziani Forward 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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Cléber Chalá is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Cléber Chalá Midfielder Cléber Manuel Chalá Herrón is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who played 86 games for the Ecuador national team between 1992 and 2004. Chalá played for Ecuador at ...more

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Félix Borja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Félix Borja Forward Félix Alexander Borja Valencia is an Ecuadorian footballer, who last played for Chivas USA of Liga MX.

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Moisés Candelario is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Moisés Candelario Midfielder Moisés Antonio Candelario is an international football player from Ecuador. He plays as a defensive midfielder. Candelario played most of his career for Emelec. Since 2006 he has played ...more

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Wellington Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Wellington Sánchez Midfielder Wellington Eduardo Sánchez Luzuriaga is an Ecuadorian football midfielder currently playing for Mushuc Runa. He played for a few clubs, including Nacional Quito, MetroStars, Los Angeles ...more

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Petter Villegas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Petter Villegas Defender, Forward, Midfielder 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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Jefferson Pinto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Jefferson Pinto Midfielder Jefferson David Pinto Quiróz is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Emelec in Serie A de Ecuador.

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Edmundo Zura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Edmundo Zura Forward Edmundo Salomón Zura de Jesús, is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays for El Nacional. Zura is a centre forward who is known for his superb heading, powerful shooting ...more

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Juan Triviño is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Juan Triviño Defender Juan Ignacio Triviño Burgos is an Ecuadorian football defender. He is recently signed with El Nacional, and also played for the Ecuadorian national team between 2004 and 2005.

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Luis Moreira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
Luis Moreira Forward, Midfielder Luis Hebertson Moreira Ibarra is an Ecuadorian football midfielder. He has played for a number of clubs in Ecuador.