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The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador

Updated June 14, 2019 6.1k votes 1.1k voters 74.1k 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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    Antonio Valencia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Antonio Valencia

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceNueva Loja, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera, known as Antonio Valencia (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtonjo... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityEcuador

    Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt (May 1, 1986 – July 29, 2013), also known as Chucho, was... more on Wikipedia
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    Álex Aguinaga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Álex Aguinaga

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceIbarra, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Álex Dario Aguinaga Garzón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaleks aɣiˈnaɣa]; born July 9, 1968 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Enner Valencia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Enner Valencia

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSan Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

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

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    Agustín Delgado is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    BirthplaceImbabura, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá (born 23 December 1974 in Ambuquí, Imbabura) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
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    Christian Noboa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Christian Noboa

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Christian Fernando Noboa Tello (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkɾistjan noˈβoa]; born 9 April 1985)... more on Wikipedia
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    Jefferson Montero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    BirthplaceBabahoyo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jefferson Antonio Montero Vite (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝefeɾson monˈteɾo]; born 1 September... more on Wikipedia
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    Édison Méndez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Édison Méndez

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceIbarra, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Édison Vicente Méndez Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðison ˈmendes]; born March 16, 1979 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Alberto Spencer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    BirthplaceEcuador

    NationalityUruguay, Ecuador

    Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera (6 December 1937 – 3 November 2006) was an Ecuadorian-Uruguayan... more on Wikipedia

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    Walter Ayoví is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Walter Ayoví

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas Province, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ aˈʝoβi]; born 11 August 1979 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Felipe Caicedo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Felipe Caicedo

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Felipe Salvador Caicedo Corozo (born 5 September 1988) is an Ecuadorian professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Iván Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Iván Hurtado

    Defender

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo (born 16 August 1974) is an Ecuadorian football centre back, who... more on Wikipedia
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    Segundo Castillo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Segundo Castillo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSan Lorenzo, Ecuador, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno (born 15 May 1982) is an Ecuadorian international... more on Wikipedia
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    Carlos Tenorio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Carlos Tenorio

    Forward

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina (born 14 May 1979) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently... more on Wikipedia
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    Joao Plata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Joao Plata

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Joao Jimmy Plata Cotera (Spanish pronunciation: [joˈau ˈplata]; born March 1, 1992) is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexander Domínguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Alexander Domínguez

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas Province, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Alexander Domínguez Carabalí (born June 5, 1987) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who... more on Wikipedia
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    Frickson Erazo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Frickson Erazo

    Defender

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Frickson Rafael Erazo Vivero, or simply Frickson Erazo, is an Ecuadorian professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Marcelo Elizaga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Marcelo Elizaga

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMorón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina, Ecuador

    Marcelo Ramón Elizaga Ferrero (born April 19, 1972 in Morón) is a former Argentine-born,... more on Wikipedia
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    Joao Rojas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Joao Rojas

    Forward

    BirthplaceLa Troncal, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Joao Robin Rojas Mendoza (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝoˈao ˈroxas]; born 14 June 1989) is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Iván Kaviedes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Iván Kaviedes

    Forward

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born 24 October 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Renato Ibarra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Renato Ibarra

    Defender, Forward

    BirthplaceImbabura, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Alex Renato Ibarra Mina, more commonly known as Renato Ibarra, is an Ecuadorian football... more on Wikipedia
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    Pablo Palacios is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Pablo Palacios

    Forward

    BirthplaceQuito, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Pablo David Palacios Herreria (born February 5, 1982 in Quito) is an Ecuadorian football... more on Wikipedia
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    Franklin Salas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Franklin Salas

    Forward

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Franklin Agustín Salas Narváez (born August 30, 1981) is a retired Ecuadorian football... more on Wikipedia
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    Juan Cazares is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Juan Cazares

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceRosa Zárate, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Juan Ramon Cazares Sevillano is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who plays for Argentine club... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Cevallos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador
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    Alex Cevallos

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceEcuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Alejandro Manuel Cevallos Villaciencio(born August 3, 1967) is a retired Ecuadorian football... more on Wikipedia
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