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ECUDOR FOOTBALL HISTORY

The Ecuadorian national football team represents Ecuador in international football competitions and is controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation(Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol). They play official home matches at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa in Quito.

Ecuador has qualified for three FIFA World Cups in 2002, 2006 and 2014. Their best performance came in 2006 when they advanced to the Round of 16, eventually eliminated by England. They are one of three countries in South America to not win the Copa América (the others being Chile and Venezuela). Their best performance in the continental tournament was fourth in 1959 and 1993, both times on home soil.

From a historical viewpoint, Ecuador have been one of the more struggling footballing nations in South America. Despite their past irregularities, however, they have never lacked quality. Ecuador is very experienced in football matches especially that 3-2 win against Portugal.

Discarding an invitation to participate in the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay, their first participation in a World Cup qualifying campaign was in the 1962 campaign, eventually being well beaten by Argentina over two games. However, the 1966 qualifying campaign pitted the side, regarded as one of the finest teams Ecuador has ever produced, against 1962 hosts and third-place finishers Chile and a weakened Colombia side. Ecuador, featuring stars such as Washington Muñoz, Alberto Spencer, Carlos Alberto Raffo, Enrique Raymondi and Jorge Bolaños, forced a play-off in Peru before being eliminated by Chile. Other talented players to have represented Ecuador include José Villafuerte in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 1998 World Cup qualifiers saw the format for qualifying in CONMEBOL changed to a league home-and-away system. This difference made a huge impact on Ecuador's performance as they clinched several important home wins during the campaign. At the end, they achieved a very respectable 6th place finish, just under Peru and Chile (which qualified by goal differential). The campaign also marked the emergence of several players, such as Agustín Delgado, Álex Aguinaga, Iván Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz and Iván Kaviedes, who would set the stage for Ecuador's achievements in the next decade.

This remained the closest they had come to appearing in a finals until the qualification tournament for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan. Led by Colombian born manager Hernán Darío Gómez, they finished second to Argentina, and one point ahead of Brazil who went on to win the World Cup. Agustín Delgado, with 9 goals, finished joint top scorer in qualifying with Hernán Crespo of Argentina. They were drawn into Group G with Italy, Mexico and Croatia. Although they were knocked out at the group stage, they achieved a 1–0 victory over Croatia, who had come third at the previous edition of the World Cup.

 

ECUDOR FOOTBALL TEAM

Fifa  Non-Fifa 
Name  D. o. B.  Position  Current club 
Bone, Adrián 1988-09-08 Goalkeeper   El Nacional Quito 1 0 0 0 0 0
Domínguez, Alexander 1987-06-05 Goalkeeper   LDU Quito 0 1 0 0 0 0
Achilier, Gabriel 1985-03-24 Centre Back   Emelec Guayaquil 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bagüí, Óscar 1982-12-10 Left Back   Emelec Guayaquil 1 0 0 0 0 0
Guagua, Jorge 1981-09-28 Centre Back   Emelec Guayaquil 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ramírez, Cristian 1994-08-12 Left Back   Fortuna Düsseldorf 1 0 0 0 0 0
Erazo, Frickson 1988-05-05 Centre Back   CR Flamengo (RJ) 0 1 0 0 0 0
Paredes, Juan Carlos 1987-07-08 Right Back   Barcelona Guayaquil 0 1 0 0 0 0
Castillo, Segundo 1982-05-15 Defensive Midfielder   Al-Hilal ar-Riyāḍ 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ayoví, Walter 1979-08-11 Left Midfielder   Pachuca CF 1 0 0 0 0 0
Noboa, Christian 1985-04-09 Centre Midfielder   Dinamo Moskva 1 0 0 0 0 0
Martínez, Fidel 1990-02-15 Attacking Midfielder   Club Tijuana 0 1 1 0 0 0
Méndez, Édison 1979-03-16 Attacking Midfielder   Independiente Santa Fe 0 1 1 0 0 0
Valencia, Enner 1989-11-04 Right Winger   Pachuca CF 1 0 1 0 0 0
Caicedo, Felipe 1988-09-05 Centre Forward   Al-Jazira Abu Dhabi 1 0 0 0 0 0
Valencia, Antonio 1985-08-04 Right Winger   Manchester United 1 0 0 0 0 0
Montero, Jefferson 1989-09-01 Left Winger   Monarcas Morelia 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

WORLDCUP HISTORY

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
 1930 to  1938 Did not enter
 1950 Withdrew
 1954 to  1958 Did not enter
 1962 to  1998 Did not qualify
 2002 Group Stage 24 3 1 0 2 2 4
 2006 Round of 16 12 4 2 0 2 5 4
 2010 Did not qualify
 2014 Qualified
Total 2/19 12 7 3 0 4 7 8


 

ECUDOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECORD

TOP CAPS

 
Pos Player Career Caps
1 Iván Hurtado 1992–2010 167
2 Álex Aguinaga 1987–2004 109
3 Édison Méndez 2000– 108
4 Ulises de la Cruz 1995–2010 101
5 Luis Capurro 1985–2003 100
6 Giovanny Espinoza 2000–2012 90
7 José Francisco Cevallos 1994–2010 89
8 Walter Ayoví 2001– 88
9 Cléber Chalá 1992–2004 86
10 Segundo Castillo 2003– 79

 

TOP GOAL SCORERS

Pos Player Career Goals
1 Agustín Delgado 1994–2006 31
2 Eduardo Hurtado 1992–2002 26
3 Christian Benitez 2005–2013 24
4 Álex Aguinaga 1987–2004 23
5 Édison Méndez 2000– 18
6 Iván Kaviedes 1998–2013 17
7 Raúl Avilés 1987–2003 16
8 Ariel Graziani 1997–2000 15
Felipe Caicedo 2005– 15
10 Ángel Fernández 1991–2002 12
Carlos Tenorio 2001–2012 12

 

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