Ecuador Football Team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History


Check out the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying team here. It is the Ecuador football team that is the representative of Ecuador in international men’s football and is managed by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF). The team joined FIFA in 1926, and CONMEBOL the following year.

In refusing to be invited to the first FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, Ecuador did not start the tournament until 2002. After defeating Brazil as well as Uruguay at qualifying the qualifying saw the debut of a variety of players, including Agustin Delgado Alex Aguinaga, Ivan Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz, and Ivan Kaviedes, who set the tone for the success of Ecuador over the next decade.

After getting to Round 16 of an unforgettable year in 2006 World Cup campaign, they were hoping for him to win an impressive performance in 2007. Copa America, but was eliminated at the stage of group play. Along with Venezuela, They haven’t been successful in continental competition. La Trai’s greatest performances were in the fourth position in the years 1959 and 1993, both in their home country.

Ecuador plays the majority of its home matches at Quito’s Atahualpa Olympic Stadium. The stadium was set to be destroyed in the latter part of 2020 to make way for an updated, modern stadium.

Ecuador football team
Ecuador football team

Ecuador Football Tea Profile Summary

The full name is Ecuador the national team of football. Nicknames: La Tri (The Tricolors)) La Tricolor (The Tricolors)
Managed by CONMEBOL (South America)
Founded: 1925
Federation: Ecuadorian Football Federation
The head coach isGustavo Alfaro
Captain: Enner Valencia
Most caps: Ivan Hurtado (168)
Top scorer: Enner Valencia (35)
FIFA position: 46
Stadium: Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado

Ecuador football team History

In the past, Ecuador has been one of the toughest football nations in South America. But, despite the controversies in the past, they’ve maintained their excellence.

After refusing to take part in the 1930 inaugural FIFA World Cup in Uruguay The first time he participated as a participant in his participation in the World Cup qualifying campaign was during the 1962 campaign where Argentina ultimately defeated the team by two goals. 

But the 1966 qualifying season led to the team being one of the top teams in Ecuador as they hosted second-placed Chile in 1962, and also against the weaker Colombian team in the following year. With stars like Ecuador, Washington Muse, Alberto Spencer, Carlos Alberto Raffo, Enrique Raymondi, and Jorge Bolanos, Chile was forced to compete in Peru and then lost. Other players of great talent who have played for Ecuador include Jose Villafuerte in the 1970s and the 1980s.

1998’s World Cup qualifiers saw the qualifying system at CONMEBOL switch to away and home leagues. This had a significant impact on Ecuador’s performance as they won a few significant home wins during the tournament. At the end of the day, they came in a decent sixth position, which was just a few points behind Peru as well as Chile (who were both ranked by goal differences). This tournament also witnessed the rise of many players, including Augustine Delgado, Alex Aguinaga, Ivan Hurtado, Ulysses de la Cruz as well as Ivan Cavades, who will serve as the basis for Ecuador’s achievements over the coming decade.

This was by far the closest spot to making it to the finals at the FIFA World Cup 2002 qualifying tournament in South Korea and Japan. Coached by Colombian-born Hernan Dario Gomez, the team placed second in the standings behind Argentina as well as one point ahead of the World Cup winner Brazil. Augustine Delgado, with 9 goals, was the highest goal scorer along with Hernan Crespo from Argentina. They played in Group G along with Italy, Mexico, and Croatia. Even though they were eliminated during the first round, they came out on top 1-1 against Croatia which finished last in previous years’ World Cup.

Unsatisfactory performance during the 2004 Copa Am myrica in Peru resulted in a resignation from Gomez was replaced by a different Colombian, Luis Fernando Suarez. Suarez was able to guide them through the last stages during their 2005 FIFA World Cup qualifying process which saw them finish third to make it to the final. Germany, they were part of Group A along with the host, Poland, and Costa Rica. The wins against Poland as well as Costa Rica qualified for the first time in the Round of 16.

Another poor performance during 2007’s Copa America 2007 and three consecutive losses at the beginning of 2010’s World Cup qualifying campaign ended Suarez’s tenure in the national squad. Suarez was replaced by Sixto Vesuvius who was previously recognized by the U-18s team for winning his first Pan American Games. Vizuete was one of only a handful of Ecuadorians to be a coach for both the U-23 national squad and the senior squad, however, Ecuador ended in 2010 with a FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a tally of six. They were but sadly did not make it to the final. For the first time since 1998.

Ecuador football team’s home stadium

It is the Ecuadorian national soccer team that plays its home matches at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito. It was inaugurated in 1951. the stadium initially had a capacity of 45,000, but later was diminished to only 35,724.

The stadium is home to an athletics track that has grown to become one of the major venues athletic tracks in South America for events organized by the previous International Association of Athletics Federations.

Ecuador football team Kit

The traditional Ecuadorian uniform is based on all the colors of the flag, which is usually an orange bottom, blue shorts as well as red socks. The alternative colors that are used in the uniform include blue and white and are an inspiration for the flags of the Province of Guayas.

Between 1965 and 2021, Ecuador’s shield displayed from 1965 to 2020, the Andean condor, which is the country’s bird that is the national of Ecuador and was displayed on an emblem in the national colors. In January 2020 Ecuadorian Football Federation announced a rebranding of the logo. Ecuadorian Football Federation announced a change in the logo’s design; A navy blue shield featuring the “FEF” monogram that tries to “construct a condor abstractly”.

Ecuador Kit World Cup 2022, Home and Away by Marathon will be released shortly. Ecuador national football team Home Kit

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Who are the Ecuador football team players?

These Ecuador players were selected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Take a look.

NoPositionPlayer NameThe date of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKHernan Galindez30-03-1987 (35)110Universidad de Chile
12GKJorge Pinos03-10-1989 (32)109 de Octubre
22GKMoises Ramirez09-09-2000 (21)20Independiente del Valle
2DFFernando Leon11-04-1993 (28)60Atletico San Luis
3DFPiero Hincapie09-01-2002 (20)161Bayer Leverkusen
4DFRobert Arboleda22-10-1991 (30)312Sao Paulo
6DFByron Castillo10-11-1998 (23)80Barcelona
7DFPervis Estupinan21-01-1998 (24)232Villarreal
14DFXavier Arreaga28-09-1994 (27)151Seattle Sounders
17DFAngelo Preciado18-02-1998 (24)220Genk
18DFDiego Palacios12-07-1999 (22)110Los Angeles FC
5MFMichael Carcelen13-04-1997 (24)51Barcelona
8MFCarlos Gruezo12-04-1995 (26)421FC Augsburg
10MFRomario Ibarra24-09-1994 (27)203Pachuca
15MFAngel Mena21-01-1988 (34)417Leon
16MFJeremy Sarmiento16-07-2002 (19)50Brighton & Hove Albion
19MFGonzalo Plata01-11-2000 (21)255Valladolid
20MFJhegson Mendez26-04-1997 (24)280Orlando City
21MFAlan Franco21-08-1998 (23)201Charlotte FC
23MFMoises Caicedo02-11-2001 (20)202Brighton & Hove Albion
MFDanny Cabezas29-01-1993 (29)20Independiente del Valle
MFJoao Rojas16-08-1997 (24)80Emelec
MFJose 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)7035Fenerbahce
FWDjorkaeff Reasco18-01-1999 (23)20Newell’s Old Boys

What are they? Ecuador football team’s captains and coaches?

Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is the captain of Ecuador football team. Ecuador nation’s team. Gustavo Julio Alfaro is currently an assistant manager for Ecuador’s national team.

Ecuador’s national football team captain

Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is the captain of the Ecuador football team. Check out the profile of Ecuador’s captain.

Summary of the profile

Full name: Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra
Birth date: 4 November 1989
Age: (age 32)
Origin:Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuador
The height in feet is1.74 M (5 ft 9 inches)
Location: Forward, winger
Team currently: Fenerbahce
Number: 13

Ecuador football team Coach

Gustavo Julio Alfaro is currently an assistant manager for Ecuador football team. There have been many coaches since the year 1925. Check out the summary of the profile of the current coach.

Summary of profile

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

Ecuador football team in world rankings

They are at #46 in Fifa Ranking.

The Ecuador football team has trophies

Team Senior


Canada Cup:

Winners: 1999

Olympic and Pan American Team

Pan American Games:

1st place medalist(s) Gold Medalists (1) 2007

South American Games:

2nd place medalist(s) Silver Medalists (4) 1998 1982, 1990, 2010.
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medalists (1): 2014

Bolivarian Games

1st place medalist(s) Gold Medalists (2) 1965 1985
2nd-second place 2nd place 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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