Iván Kaviedes

Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born 24 October 1977) is an Ecuadorian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Iván Kaviedes
Ivan Kaviedes Aucas 2012.jpg
Kaviedes in 2012
Personal information
Full name Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty
Date of birth (1977-10-24) 24 October 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Emelec 57 (48)
1999 Perugia 14 (4)
1999–2003 Celta 6 (0)
2000Puebla (loan) 17 (4)
2000–2001Valladolid (loan) 23 (6)
2002Porto (loan) 0 (0)
2002Barcelona SC (loan) 8 (4)
2003 Puebla 6 (0)
2003 Deportivo Quito 10 (2)
2004–2006 Barcelona SC 43 (14)
2004Crystal Palace (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2006Argentinos Juniors (loan) 13 (1)
2007 El Nacional 34 (14)
2008 LDU Quito 2 (1)
2010–2011 Macará 22 (10)
2011–2012 El Nacional 16 (7)
2012 Deportivo Quito 0 (0)
2012 Aucas 17 (4)
2014 L.D.U. Loja 3 (0)
2014 L.D.U. Portoviejo 1 (0)
National team
1996–2012 Ecuador 57 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Kaviedes rose to fame after scoring 43 goals in one season for Emelec in the 1998 Ecuadorian league. This led to a move to Perugia in the Italian Serie A. Kaviedes was unsuccessful there, since then he has journeyed around the world playing for a number of clubs in Europe, Mexico, and South America, even returning to his homeland.

After a brief spell in Deportivo Quito, Kaviedes signed with Premier League club Crystal Palace, and became the third Ecuadorian to play in the Premier League. He arrived at the club for a reported fee of reputedly £2 million, though there was confusion over whether he was signed on loan or on a full transfer. However, Kaviedes did not fit into Crystal Palace or with Manager Iain Dowie's 4–5–1 formation. He was transferred out of the club in the 2004–05 winter transfer window.[1]

After the 2006 FIFA World Cup he transferred from Argentinos Juniors in Argentina for El Nacional in his homeland, 2006 Ecuadorian League Champions. In his first official game for the club, he scored an impressive four goals. He scored 14 goals in 2007. Kaviedes was transferred to LDU Quito for the 2008 season.[2] After two games and one goal for the club, Kaviedes had a row with the directors of the Quito club and did not make an appearance for them for the rest of 2008. In 2009, he began to train again with LDU Portoviejo, but never signed with the club. At the end of 2009, Kaviedes was in a rehabilitation clinic for a couple of months. Because of unsportsmanlike conduct, Macara cancelled his contract and Kaviedes was searching for a club in Turkey or Lebanon.

In 2010, almost two years after last playing as a professional, he was signed by Macará of Ambato.[3] In his third game for the club on 28 February against Universidad Católica, Kaviedes scored his first professional goal in 743 days.[4] By the end of the day, he scored a hat-trick to give Macará their first win of the season.

International careerEdit

Due to his rise in worldwide prominence in the late 1990s,[citation needed] Kaviedes was given his Ecuador national team debut in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Brazil in 1998.

Kaviedes scored in Ecuador's 1–1 draw with Uruguay in 2001 during the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which allowed Ecuador to qualify for the first time ever to a FIFA World Cup.

He was part of the Ecuador national team that played at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. He inherited the number 10 shirt for Ecuador after Alex Aguinaga's retirement, although it has been worn by Felipe Caicedo among a few others.

Kaviedes played for Ecuador during the 2006 World Cup, defeating Poland 2–0 in the opening match, and Costa Rica 3–0. It was in this game that El Nine (his nickname) scored his first World Cup goal, from a cross by Edison Mendez. Kaviedes' celebration involved donning a yellow Spider-Man mask and raising his arms – mimicking his late team-mate Otilino Tenorio's trademark goal celebration, who was killed in a car crash in 2005. "Otilino is accompanying us from heaven," Kaviedes later said. That goal helped Ecuador qualify to the second round alongside host Germany in Group A. As of 2008 he also has scored two goals in the qualifying campaign for his country.

Kaviedes also represented his country at Copa América 1999.

Style of playEdit

Kaviedes was known as a striker with good touch, vision, passing range and a keen eye for goal. While not particularly strong in the air, Kaviedes has scored spectacular overhead goals in his career. He scored a goal with a bicycle kick with his back turned against FC Barcelona while playing for Real Valladolid. This goal was voted goal of the year.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Kaviedes is of Greek and Italian descent.[5]


  1. ^ "Ecuador's Kaviedes leaves Palace". BBC Sport. 11 January 2005. Retrieved 16 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Se dio el trueque con Liga por Enrique Gámez". futbolecuador.com (in Spanish). 23 December 2009. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Gritó gol 743 días después". El Universo. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ skysports.gr Kaviedes hopes for EU passport

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