Diego Calderón

Diego Armando Calderón Espinoza (born October 26, 1986 in Quito) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for Wadi Degla SC in Egypt. He was part of the squad who won the 2008 Copa Libertadores with Liga de Quito.

Diego Calderón
Diego Armando Calderón.jpg
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Calderón Espinoza
Date of birth (1986-10-26) October 26, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Quito, Ecuador
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Left Back / Centre back
Club information
Current team
Club Unibolivar
Youth career
2003–2005 L.D.U. Quito
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 L.D.U. Quito 210 (4)
2006Deportivo Azogues (loan) 11 (0)
2013 Colorado Rapids 4 (0)
2014 L.D.U. Quito 12 (0)
2015 Barcelona SC 13 (0)
2016 Zacatepec 29 (2)
2017 Deportivo Cuenca 3 (0)
2017 Aucas 22 (2)
2018–2019 Alianza Cotopaxi 32 (1)
2019– Club Unibolivar 5 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Ecuador 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:13, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Calderón participated in L.D.U. Quito's campaign in the Copa Libertadores 2008. He made great defensive displays against many of Liga's opponents. However, he sustained an injury during the Round of 16 and was replaced by Renán Calle for the rest of the tournament. His team became the first Ecuadorian team to win the Copa Libertadores.

Calderón again became a regular starter during Liga's campaign in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He played both games against Pachuca and Manchester United. Although Liga was able to defeat Pachuca 2-0 in the semifinals, they lost the final to Manchester United, 1-0. He and the rest of his team had a good, solid performance throughout the tournament. He was loaned to the Colorado Rapids in advance of the 2013 season,[1] although he missed much of the season following knee surgery.[2]

HonorsEdit

L.D.U. Quito

Deportivo Azogues

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rapids sign defender Diego Calderon, veteran of Ecuador's national team". 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Soccer Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Fixtures, Results, Tables - ESPN".

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