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The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador

Updated June 14, 2019 6.2k votes 1.1k voters 75.2k views61 items

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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    494
    80

    Antonio Valencia

    Forward, Midfielder
    Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, known as Antonio Valencia (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo...  more
  • 2
    336
    73
    Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt (May 1, 1986 – July 29, 2013), also known as Chucho, was...  more
  • 3
    196
    34
    Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan...  more
  • 4
    213
    52

    Álex Aguinaga

    Midfielder
    Álex Dario Aguinaga Garzón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaleks aɣiˈnaɣa]; born July 9, 1968 in...  more
  • 5
    180
    42
    Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá (born 23 December 1974 in Ambuquí, Imbabura) is a retired...  more
  • 6
    244
    81

    Enner Valencia

    Midfielder
    Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward for West Ham...  more

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    174
    60

    Christian Noboa

    Midfielder
    Christian Fernando Noboa Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjan noˈβoa]; born 9 April 1985)...  more
  • 8
    167
    65
    Jefferson Antonio Montero Vite (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefeɾson monˈteɾo]; born 1 September...  more
  • 9
    126
    52

    Walter Ayoví

    Defender, Midfielder
    Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ aˈʝoβi]; born 11 August 1979 in...  more
  • 10
    117
    53

    Felipe Caicedo

    Forward, Midfielder
    Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo (born 5 September 1988) is an Ecuadorian professional...  more
  • 11
    76
    22

    Iván Hurtado

    Defender
    Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo (born 16 August 1974) is an Ecuadorian football centre back, who...  more
  • 12
    90
    39

    Segundo Castillo

    Midfielder
    Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno (born 15 May 1982) is an Ecuadorian international...  more
  • 13
    67
    32

    Alexander Domínguez

    Goalkeeper
    Alexander Domínguez Carabalí (born June 5, 1987) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who...  more
  • 14
    51
    18

    Joao Plata

    Forward, Midfielder
    Joao Jimmy Plata Cotera (Spanish pronunciation: [joˈau ˈplata]; born March 1, 1992) is an...  more
  • 15
    44
    13

    Frickson Erazo

    Defender
    Frickson Rafael Erazo Vivero, or simply Frickson Erazo, is an Ecuadorian professional...  more
  • 16
    37
    14

    Marcelo Elizaga

    Goalkeeper
    Marcelo Ramón Elizaga Ferrero (born April 19, 1972 in Morón) is a former Argentine-born,...  more
  • 17
    43
    22

    Joao Rojas

    Forward
    Joao Robin Rojas Mendoza (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝoˈao ˈroxas]; born 14 June 1989) is an...  more
  • 18
    92
    75

    Iván Kaviedes

    Forward
    Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born 24 October 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a...  more
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    55
    37

    Renato Ibarra

    Defender, Forward
    Alex Renato Ibarra Mina, more commonly known as Renato Ibarra, is an Ecuadorian football...  more
  • 20
    35
    16

    Franklin Salas

    Forward
    Franklin Agustín Salas Narváez (born August 30, 1981) is a retired Ecuadorian football...  more
  • 21
    109
    103

    Édison Méndez

    Midfielder
    Édison Vicente Méndez Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðison ˈmendes]; born March 16, 1979 in...  more
  • 22
    40
    27

    Juan Cazares

    Midfielder
    Juan Ramon Cazares Sevillano is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who plays for Argentine club...  more
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    43
    34

    Cristian Ramírez

    Defender
    Cristian Ramírez is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a left back for...  more
  • 24
    32
    28

    Hólger Quiñónez

    Defender
    Hólger Abraham Quiñónez Caicedo (born 18 September 1962) is an Ecuadorian retired footballer...  more
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    64
    70

    Michael Arroyo

    Midfielder
    Michael Antonio Arroyo Mina (born 23 April 1987) was an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for...  more