Christian Benitez and the Best Ever Ecuadorians Players Overseas

  • Walter Ayovi (Defense/Midfielder)
    1/27 Between 2009 and 2013, he was one of the stars of Monterrey, where he won Mexican Primera Division two times (Apertura 2009 and Apertura 2010) and CONCACAF Champions League three times (2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13). He currently plays for Pachuca.
  • Christian Noboa (Midfielder)
    2/27 He has developed his entire international career at Russia, where he has won two Russian Premier Leagues (2008 and 2009) with Rubin Kazan. He currently plays at Dynamo Moscow.
  • Enner Valencia (Forward)
    3/27 In just six months, he became one of the stars of Mexican league with Pachuca. In 2014 Clausura, he finished the regular season as the top goal-scorer with 12 goals. He was a key player for the qualification of the team to the finals, and ended as runner-up of this tournament. He currently plays for West Ham United.
  • Alex Aguinaga (Midfielder)
    4/27 He has been one of the most popular Ecuadorians at Mexican soccer. He spent the majority of his club career at Necaxa, whom he joined in 1989, winning 3 championships with the club. In his first ever win of a championship in professional football, he won by scoring the first goal in the 1995 Mexican League final. He also played for Cruz Azul.
  • Alberto Spencer (Forward)
    5/27 He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the Copa Libertadores, most of them with Uruguay’s Peñarol, where he won three Libertadores (1960, 1961 and 196). He scored 167 goals in 243 official games with the club.
  • Joao Rojas (Forward)
    6/27 He has had a successful international career at Mexican clubs Morelia and Cruz Azul, where he has scored 26 goals in 127 games. He won the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League with Cruz Azul.
  • Enner Valencia (Forward)
    7/27 In just six months, he became one of the stars of Mexican league with Pachuca. In 2014 Clausura, he finished the regular season as the top goal-scorer with 12 goals. He was a key player for the qualification of the team to the finals, and ended as runner-up of this tournament. He currently plays for West Ham United.
  • Michael Arroyo (Forward)
    8/27 He highlighted at Mexican clubs Atlante and San Luis for his ability on the ball and powerful long-shot goal. With Atlante, he finished the 2014 Clausura tournament scoring eight goals in sixteen matches played. He currently plays for America.
  • Antonio Valencia (Midfielder)
    9/27 His performances for Wigan Athletic since 2006 soon attracted attention from several high profile clubs and he turned down a move to Real Madrid before signing for Manchester United in 2009. He has since won the 2010–11 Premier League and the 2012–13 Premier League, among other titles. He was also voted into PFA Team of the Year in his debut season.
  • Joao Rojas (Forward)
    10/27 He has had a successful international career at Mexican clubs Morelia and Cruz Azul, where he has scored 26 goals in 127 games. He won the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League with Cruz Azul.
  • Felipe Caicedo (Forward)
    11/27 He has developed all his club career outside Ecuador, at clubs like Manchester City (England), Basel (Switzerland), Sporting CP (Portugal), Malaga, Levante and Espanyol (Spain), and Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia). Overall, he has scored 52 goals in 198 games.
  • Jefferson Montero (Midfielder)
    12/27 He highlighted at clubs like Levante and Betis (Spain) and Morelia (Mexico), where he scored 10 goals in 63 games, and won Apertura 2013 Copa MX. He also played for Villarreal and he currently is at Swansea City.
  • Antonio Valencia (Midfielder)
    13/27 His performances for Wigan Athletic since 2006 soon attracted attention from several high profile clubs and he turned down a move to Real Madrid before signing for Manchester United in 2009. He has since won the 2010–11 Premier League and the 2012–13 Premier League, among other titles. He was also voted into PFA Team of the Year in his debut season.
  • Segundo Castillo (Midfielder)
    14/27 He scored 8 goals during his first season at Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) and was a key player when the team won the double in 2007. He also played for Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers (England), Pachuca and Puebla (Mexico). He is currently at Al-Hilal.
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  • Christian Benitez (Forward)
    16/27 With Santos Laguna, he won the award for Best Player of the Clausura 2008. He spent the 2009–10 season on loan to Premier League club Birmingham City, and then moved to America, where he was one of the stars of the team. He won the 2008 Clausura with Santos and the 2013 Clausura with America.
  • Christian Benitez (Forward)
    17/27 With Santos Laguna, he won the award for Best Player of the Clausura 2008. He spent the 2009–10 season on loan to Premier League club Birmingham City, and then moved to America, where he was one of the stars of the team. He won the 2008 Clausura with Santos and the 2013 Clausura with America.
  • Edison Mendez (Midfielder)
    18/27 He is known as a dead-ball specialist, showing his talent with clubs like Santos Laguna, Irapuato and PSV Eindhoven, where won two Eredivisie (2006–07 and 2007–08). He also played for Atletico Mineiro and Santa Fe.
  • Segundo Castillo (Midfielder)
    19/27 He scored 8 goals during his first season at Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) and was a key player when the team won the double in 2007. He also played for Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers (England), Pachuca and Puebla (Mexico). He is currently at Al-Hilal.
  • Felipe Caicedo (Forward)
    20/27 He has developed all his club career outside Ecuador, at clubs like Manchester City (England), Basel (Switzerland), Sporting CP (Portugal), Malaga, Levante and Espanyol (Spain), and Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia). Overall, he has scored 52 goals in 198 games.
  • Alex Aguinaga (Midfielder)
    21/27 He has been one of the most popular Ecuadorians at Mexican soccer. He spent the majority of his club career at Necaxa, whom he joined in 1989, winning 3 championships with the club. In his first ever win of a championship in professional football, he won by scoring the first goal in the 1995 Mexican League final. He also played for Cruz Azul.
  • Walter Ayovi (Defense/Midfielder)
    22/27 Between 2009 and 2013, he was one of the stars of Monterrey, where he won Mexican Primera Division two times (Apertura 2009 and Apertura 2010) and CONCACAF Champions League three times (2010–11, 2011–12 and 2012–13). He currently plays for Pachuca.
  • Jefferson Montero (Midfielder)
    23/27 He highlighted at clubs like Levante and Betis (Spain) and Morelia (Mexico), where he scored 10 goals in 63 games, and won Apertura 2013 Copa MX. He also played for Villarreal and he currently is at Swansea City.
  • Christian Noboa (Midfielder)
    24/27 He has developed his entire international career at Russia, where he has won two Russian Premier Leagues (2008 and 2009) with Rubin Kazan. He currently plays at Dynamo Moscow.
  • Michael Arroyo (Forward)
    25/27 He highlighted at Mexican clubs Atlante and San Luis for his ability on the ball and powerful long-shot goal. With Atlante, he finished the 2014 Clausura tournament scoring eight goals in sixteen matches played. He currently plays for America.
  • Edison Mendez (Midfielder)
    26/27 He is known as a dead-ball specialist, showing his talent with clubs like Santos Laguna, Irapuato and PSV Eindhoven, where won two Eredivisie (2006–07 and 2007–08). He also played for Atletico Mineiro and Santa Fe.
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