Ecuador national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Ecuador national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Take a look at the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying team here. The Ecuador national football team represents Ecuador in men’s international football and is controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF). He entered FIFA in 1926 and CONMEBOL a year later.

Refusing an invitation to participate in the inaugural FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, Ecuador did not start its tournament until 2002. After beating Brazil and Uruguay in qualifying, qualifying marked the emergence of several players, such as Agustín Delgado, Alex Aguinaga, Iván Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz and Iván Kaviedes, who set the stage for Ecuador’s success in the next decade I will After reaching the round of 16 in a memorable 2006 World Cup campaign, they expected him to deliver the 2007 Copa América, but was eliminated in the group stage. Together with Venezuela, they have not won a continental tournament. La Trai’s best performances came in fourth place in 1959 and 1993, both times at home.

Ecuador plays most of its home games at Quito’s Atahualpa Olympic Stadium. It was due to be demolished in late 2020 to pave the way for a new, more modern location.

Team Profile summary

Full name: Ecuador national football team
Nickname: La Tri (The Tri) La Tricolor (The Tricolors)
Managed by: CONMEBOL (South America)
Founded: 1925
Federation: Ecuadorian Football Federation
Head coach: Gustavo Alfaro
Captain: Enner Valencia
Most caps: Iván Hurtado (168)
Top scorer: Enner Valencia (35)
FIFA ranking:36
Stadium: Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado

Ecuador national football team History

Historically, Ecuador has been one of the most difficult football countries in South America. However, despite the irregularities of the past, they have never lost their quality.

Rejecting the invitation to participate in the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, his first participation in the World Cup qualifying campaign was in the 1962 campaign, in which Argentina eventually defeated him in two games. However, the 1966 qualifying campaign made the team one of the best teams in Ecuador, hosting third-placed Chile in 1962 and against a weaker Colombian team. With stars such as Ecuador, Washington Muse, Alberto Spencer, Carlos Alberto Raffo, Enrique Raymondi, and Jorge Bolanos, Chile was forced to play in Peru before losing. Other talented players who have represented Ecuador include José Villafuerte in the 1970s and 1980s.

The 1998 World Cup qualifiers saw the qualifying format at CONMEBOL change to the home and away league system. This difference greatly affected Ecuador’s performance, as they won several important home victories during the campaign. In the end, they finished in a very respectable sixth place, just below Peru and Chile (who qualified on goal difference). The campaign also marked the emergence of several players, such as Augustine Delgado, Alex Aguinaga, Ivan Hurtado, Ulysses de la Cruz, and Ivan Cavades, who will be the foundation of Ecuador’s successes over the next decade.

It was the closest place to reaching the final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament in South Korea and Japan. Led by Colombian-born coach Hernan Dario Gomez, he finished second behind Argentina and one point ahead of World Cup-winning Brazil. Augustine Delgado, with 9 goals, was the top scorer in the tie with Hernan Crespo of Argentina. They drew in Group G with Italy, Mexico and Croatia. Although they were knocked out in the group stage, they won 1-0 against Croatia, who finished third in the previous edition of the World Cup.

A disappointing performance at the 2004 Copa Am میںrica in Peru led to the resignation of Gomez, who was replaced by another Colombian, Luis Fernando Suarez. He successfully guided them through the final stages of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying process, finishing third to reach the final. In Germany, they were in Group A with the hosts, Poland and Costa Rica. The victories against Poland and Costa Rica qualified for the first time in the Round of 16.

Another disappointing performance in the Copa America in 2007 and three consecutive defeats at the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign ended Suarez’s time with the national team. He was replaced in 2008 by Sixto Vesuvius, who had previously been recognized with the Under-18s for winning the 2007 Pan American Games. Vizuete became one of the few Ecuadorians to coach both the U-23 national team and the senior team, but Ecuador finished the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign at number six, sadly out of the final. For the first time since 1998.

Ecuador national football team Home Stadium

The Ecuadorian national team plays its home games at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito. Having opened in 1951, it initially had a capacity of 45,000 but was later reduced to 35,724.

The stadium has an athletics track, which has become one of the most important in South America for events organized by the former International Association of Athletics Federations.

Ecuador national football team Kit

The standard Ecuadorian uniform maintains the colors of the national flag, typically a yellow top, blue shorts, and red socks. The alternate colors of the uniform are white and blue, this being based on the flag of the Province of Guayas.

From 1965 to 2020, the shield featured the Andean condor, the national bird of Ecuador, on a shield in the colors of the country. In January 2020, the Ecuadorian Football Federation announced a rebranding of the logo; a navy blue shield with an “FEF” monogram that tries to “construct a condor in an abstract way”.

Ecuador Kit World Cup 2022, Home and Away by Marathon will be available soon.

Ecuador national football team Kit
Ecuador national football team Home Kit

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Who are Ecuador National Football team players?

The following Ecuador players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Have a look.

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKHernán Galíndez30-03-1987 (35)110Universidad de Chile
12GKJorge Pinos03-10-1989 (32)109 de Octubre
22GKMoisés Ramírez09-09-2000 (21)20Independiente del Valle
2DFFernando León11-04-1993 (28)60Atlético San Luis
3DFPiero Hincapié09-01-2002 (20)161Bayer Leverkusen
4DFRobert Arboleda22-10-1991 (30)312São Paulo
6DFByron Castillo10-11-1998 (23)80Barcelona
7DFPervis Estupiñán21-01-1998 (24)232Villarreal
14DFXavier Arreaga28-09-1994 (27)151Seattle Sounders
17DFÁngelo Preciado18-02-1998 (24)220Genk
18DFDiego Palacios12-07-1999 (22)110Los Angeles FC
5MFMichael Carcelén13-04-1997 (24)51Barcelona
8MFCarlos Gruezo12-04-1995 (26)421FC Augsburg
10MFRomario Ibarra24-09-1994 (27)203Pachuca
15MFÁngel Mena21-01-1988 (34)417León
16MFJeremy Sarmiento16-07-2002 (19)50Brighton & Hove Albion
19MFGonzalo Plata01-11-2000 (21)255Valladolid
20MFJhegson Méndez26-04-1997 (24)280Orlando City
21MFAlan Franco21-08-1998 (23)201Charlotte FC
23MFMoisés Caicedo02-11-2001 (20)202Brighton & Hove Albion
MFDanny Cabezas29-01-1993 (29)20Independiente del Valle
MFJoao Rojas16-08-1997 (24)80Emelec
MFJosé Cifuentes12-03-1999 (23)60Los Angeles FC
9FWJordy Caicedo18-11-1997 (24)81CSKA Sofia
11FWMichael Estrada07-04-1996 (25)328D.C. United
13FWEnner Valencia04-11-1989 (32)7035Fenerbahçe
FWDjorkaeff Reasco18-01-1999 (23)20Newell’s Old Boys

Read Also: Ecuador Squad For FIFA World Cup 2022, Full Squad Announced

Who are the Ecuador national football team captain and coach?

Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is Captain of the Ecuador national team. Gustavo Julio Alfaro is currently a manager for Ecuador national football team.

Ecuador national football team captain

Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is Captain of the Ecuador national team. Have a look at the profile summary of Ecuador’s current captain.

Profile summary

Full name: Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra
Date of birth: 4 November 1989
Age: (age 32)
Place of birth: Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuador
Height in feet: 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position: Forward, winger
Current team: Fenerbahçe
Number: 13

Ecuador national football team Coach

Gustavo Julio Alfaro is currently a manager for Ecuador national football team. There have been several coaches since 1925. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

Full name: Gustavo Julio Alfaro
Date of birth: August 14, 1962
Age: (age 59)
Place of birth: Rafaela, Argentina
Nationality: Argentina
Position: Midfielder
Current team: Ecuador

Ecuador national football team world rankings

They are at #36 in Fifa Ranking.

Ecuador’s national football team trophies

Senior team


Canada Cup:

Winners: 1999

Olympic and Pan American Team

Pan American Games:

1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Medalists (1): 2007

South American Games:

2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver Medalists (4): 1978, 1982, 1990, 2010
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medalists (1): 2014

Bolivarian Games

1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Medalists (2): 1965, 1985
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver Medalists (3): 2009, 2013, 2017
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medalists (2): 1938, 2005


South American U-20 Championship:

Winners: 2019


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