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The Best Soccer Players from Ecuador

Updated June 14, 2019 6.8k votes 1.1k voters 76.5k 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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    Forward, Midfielder
    481
    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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    319
    72

    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
    192
    35

    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
    202
    52

    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
    169
    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
    233
    80

    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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    Forward
    132
    25

    BirthplaceLa Troncal, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 also holds  ...more
  • 8
    Goalkeeper
    105
    17

    BirthplaceMorón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina, 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 Serie A and the  ...more
  • 9
    Midfielder
    165
    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
  • 10
    161
    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
  • 11
    Midfielder
    105
    35

    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
  • 12
    87
    26

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born 24 October 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward.  ...more
  • 13
    Defender, Midfielder
    119
    52

    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
  • 14
    Forward, Midfielder
    113
    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
  • 15
    Midfielder
    60
    11

    BirthplaceNueva Loja, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    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 United and the  ...more
  • 16
    72
    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
  • 17
    86
    40

    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
  • 18
    Goalkeeper
    82
    42

    BirthplacePortoviejo, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Manuel Alberto Mendoza Rezabala (born January 19, 1989 in Portoviejo) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Técnico Universitario.   ...more
  • 19
    Midfielder
    65
    27

    BirthplaceEsmeraldas, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Edwin Rolando Tenorio Montaño (born 16 June 1976 in Esmeraldas) is a retired Ecuadorian football midfielder.  ...more
  • 20
    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
  • 21
    65
    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
  • 22
    41
    10

    BirthplaceGuayaquil, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Juan Ignacio Triviño Burgos (born September 3, 1980) is an Ecuadorian football defender. He is recently signed with El Nacional, and also played for the Ecuadorian national team between 2004 and 2005.  ...more
  • 23
    Goalkeeper
    58
    28

    BirthplaceVinces, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano (born August 26, 1979 in Vinces, Los Ríos) is a retired Ecuadorian football goalkeeper.  ...more
  • 24
    andres54321 addedForward, 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
  • 25
    Midfielder
    76
    49

    BirthplaceLoja, Ecuador

    NationalityEcuador

    Luis Fernando Saritama Padilla (born October 20, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer of Japanese descent who currently plays for Independiente Juniors.   ...more
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