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The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador

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.
  • 1
    Forward, Midfielder
    480
    83

    BirthplaceNueva Loja, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 and   ...more

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  • 2
    317
    73

    BirthplaceQuito, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 the time of  ...more
  • 3
    190
    36

    BirthplaceEcuador

    NationalityUruguay,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
  • 4
    Midfielder
    200
    51

    BirthplaceIbarra, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Álex Dario Aguinaga Garzón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaleks aɣiˈnaɣa]; born July 9, 1968 in Ibarra) is an Ecuadorian retired football midfielder and manager of Categoría Primera A team Itagüí. As a  ...more
  • 5
    170
    40

    BirthplaceImbabura, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 all-time top scorer for the  ...more
  • 6
    Midfielder
    231
    79

    BirthplaceSan Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 Serie  ...more

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  • 7

    Christian Noboa

    Midfielder
    163
    60

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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
  • 8
    159
    65

    BirthplaceBabahoyo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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
  • 9

    Édison Méndez

    Midfielder
    105
    34

    BirthplaceIbarra, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Édison Vicente Méndez Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðison ˈmendes]; born March 16, 1979 in Ibarra) is a retired Ecuadorian football attacking midfielder. Méndez is a former Ecuador International  ...more
  • 10

    Walter Ayoví

    Defender, Midfielder
    120
    51

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas Province, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 Ecuadorian  ...more
  • 11

    Iván Kaviedes

    Forward
    87
    26

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born 24 October 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward.  ...more
  • 12

    Felipe Caicedo

    Forward, Midfielder
    114
    53

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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
  • 13

    Iván Hurtado

    Defender
    74
    23

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 between 1992 and  ...more
  • 14

    Segundo Castillo

    Midfielder
    88
    39

    BirthplaceSan Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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
  • 15

    Carlos Tenorio

    Forward
    68
    27

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina (born 14 May 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for Ecuadorian club Atlético Saquisilí.  ...more
  • 16

    Renato Ibarra

    Defender, Forward
    51
    14

    BirthplaceImbabura, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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.  ...more
  • 17

    Michael Arroyo

    Midfielder
    61
    24

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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.  ...more
  • 18

    Alexander Domínguez

    Goalkeeper
    64
    33

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas Province, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Alexander Domínguez Carabalí (born June 5, 1987) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Vélez Sarsfield of the Argentine Primera División.  ...more
  • 19

    Cristian Ramírez

    Defender
    40
    11

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 Ramirez which has led  ...more
  • 20

    Juan Cazares

    Midfielder
    37
    9

    BirthplaceRosa Zárate, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Juan Ramon Cazares Sevillano is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who plays for Argentine club Banfield on loan from River Plate.  ...more
  • 21
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    Joao Plata

    Forward, Midfielder
    47
    20

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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.  ...more
  • 22

    Frickson Erazo

    Defender
    41
    14

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 national team.  ...more
  • 23

    Eduardo Hurtado

    Forward
    34
    11

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Eduardo Estíguar Hurtado Roa (born December 2, 1969 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is a footballer who plays as a striker. He has the record of being the 2nd all-time leading scorer for the Ecuador national  ...more
  • 24

    Hólger Quiñónez

    Defender
    31
    9

    BirthplaceEcuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Hólger Abraham Quiñónez Caicedo (born 18 September 1962) is an Ecuadorian retired footballer who played as a central defender.  ...more
  • 25

    Marlon Ayoví

    Midfielder
    35
    15

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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.  ...more
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