Jaime Javier Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxaime aʝoˈβi]; born 21 February 1988 in Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas is an Ecuadorian footballer, who plays for Shabab Al Ahli of the UAE Pro-League.[1]

Jaime Ayoví
Jaime Ayovi.jpg
Ayoví while playing for Pachuca
Personal information
Full name Jaime Javier Ayoví Corozo
Date of birth (1988-02-21) 21 February 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Shabab Al Ahli
Youth career
2004–2005 Paladín "S"
2005 Espol
2006–2008 Emelec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Emelec 75 (26)
2009Manta (loan) 34 (7)
2011 Toluca 12 (5)
2011–2013 Pachuca 33 (8)
2012–2013Al-Nassr (loan) 15 (8)
2013–2015 Tijuana 8 (1)
2013LDU Quito (loan) 15 (8)
2014Godoy Cruz (loan) 13 (9)
2015–2017 Godoy Cruz 59 (26)
2017–2018 Beijing Renhe 35 (21)
2018– Shabab Al Ahli 21 (12)
National team
2010– Ecuador 40 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2016

Club careerEdit

EmelecEdit

Ayoví started at lower division club Paladín "S". In 2006, his cousin Walter Ayoví recommended him to try out at Emelec.[2] He did and was impressive enough to be signed on a 4-year deal when he was 18 years.

Despite his height and size he started playing as an open forward, or a winger and not as a center forward, because he is very skilled with the ball and very fast and he did not like to have to go down the middle but preferred to run to the sides where there was more space to move.

On 2009 he was loaned to first division club Manta to gain more minutes and experience. He did well playing in 32 matches of the Ecuadorian league and scoring 7 goals, despite this Emelec management were going to loan him again for the next season, but newly signed manager Jorge Sampaoli saw videos of Ayoví and requested him to stay in the 2010 squad, as a first substitution for the Argentinian striker Hernan Peirone.

As the 2010 season started it was becoming clear that Ayoví would have plenty more chances than expected and soon he became Sampaoli's first choice for the attack leaving Peirone in the bench. Ayoví did not disappoint and quickly started scoring important goals for his team, and was absolutely key to Emelec winning the first stage of the 2010 Ecuadorian tournament and reaching the final to be played in December 2010.

TolucaEdit

2011Edit

After the 2010 Ecuadorian season ended Jaime agree to join Mexican team Toluca on a three-year deal.[3] He scored his first goal in his second appearance against Chiapas. On February 13 he scored his second in an emphatic 5–0 away win against Querétaro. He scored in a 3–2 home loss against Necaxa. On 13 February Ayovi scored an impressive header against Santos Laguna, in just under a minute of game time. Toluca won 3–1 at home turf. His final goal with Toluca came on 3 April and impressive solo effort, to draw the game against Monterrey 1–1.

PachucaEdit

2011–12 seasonEdit

After only half a season, Ayovi impressed the Pachuca manager, which sought to sign him for the team, Pachuca. His first goal for Pachuca was on 31 June, in a 2–2 away draw against Puebla FC. He would only score 3 more goals for the rest of the Apertura season against Cruz Azul, Estudiantes Tecos and Atlante FC. The 2012 Clausura would prove to be the same, scoring only 4 goals against Puebla, Cruz Azul, Querétaro and Chivas de Guadalajara. Due to his form with Pachuca, he was loaned to Saudi Arabian Premier League club Al Nassr.

Loan to Al Nassr FCEdit

2012–13 seasonEdit

Jaime Ayovi was loaned to Al Nassr FC for undisclosed fee which may lead up to the end of the Saudi Premier League season. On 29 September, Ayovi scored his first goal with Al Nassr, winning 3–1 against Al Wahda. He would go on to score 7 more goals for Al Nassr, including 2 doubles against Al Faisaly and Al Taawon, winning 2–1 and 3–2. His Saudi Premier League season was cut short when he was injured and was side-lined for 8 months. He finished his season with Al Nassr with 8 goals in 15 matches.

Club TijuanaEdit

Northern Mexican football club Xolos de Tijuana signed Jaime Ayoví, with the agreement that he would be loaned to Ecuadorian giants LDU Quito for one full season, to fully recover his lost form due to injury.

Loan to LDU QuitoEdit

2013Edit

Jaime Ayovi was given the number 11 jersey for his year-long stay at LDU Quito. On 17 August Ayovi scored his first goals, in a 2–2 home draw against Independiente del Valle. On 22 September Jaime scored his third in a 1–1 home draw against Macara. On October 3 he scored again in a 1–1 home draw versus Deportivo Quito. On 27 October Jaime scored his fifth goal with LDU Quito, in a 2–1 home win over LDU Loja. On November 10 Ayovi scored another double, this time in a 3–1 home win over Deportivo Quevedo.

Return to TijuanaEdit

On 7 March 2014, Ayoví scored his first goal for Tijuana against Guadalajara in a 2-0 Home Win.[4] On 17 July 2014 it was confirmed that Ayoví would no longer fit the plans of the club.[5][6]

Loan to Godoy CruzEdit

On 14 August 2014, it was confirmed that Ayoví would play for Godoy Cruz on loan for 6 months.[7][8]

Beijing RenheEdit

On 20 February 2017, it was confirmed that Ayoví would play for Chinese League One side Beijing Renhe.[9]

International careerEdit

Ayoví was called by Ecuador's new manager, the Colombian Reinaldo Rueda, to defend the Ecuadorian national team for the first time for a match against Mexico in Guadalajara on 4 September 2010, when he played well and even managed to score Ecuador's second goal for an overall 2–1 victory.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 October 2017
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Emelec 2006 Serie A 13 0 0 0 13 0
2007 Serie A 15 2 3 0 18 2
2008 Serie A 6 1 0 0 6 1
Total 33 3 3 0 37 3
Manta 2009 Serie A 34 7 0 0 34 7
Total 34 7 0 0 34 7
Emelec 2010 Serie A 42 23 10 2 52 25
Total 42 23 10 2 52 25
Toluca 2011 Clausura Liga MX 12 5 0 0 2 0 14 5
Total 12 5 0 0 2 0 14 5
Pachuca 2011-12 Liga MX 33 8 0 0 0 0 33 8
Total 33 8 0 0 0 0 33 8
Al-Nassr 2012-13 Pro League 15 8 3 0 0 0 18 8
Total 15 8 3 0 0 0 18 8
LDU Quito 2013 Serie A 15 8 0 0 15 8
Total 15 8 0 0 15 8
Tijuana 2014 Clausura Liga MX 8 1 0 0 3 2 11 3
Total 8 1 0 0 3 2 11 3
Godoy Cruz 2014 Primera División 13 9 0 0 1 0 14 9
2015 Primera División 18 5 0 0 0 0 18 5
2016 Primera División 13 6 0 0 0 0 13 10
Total 44 20 0 0 1 0 45 23
Beijing Renhe 2017 China League One 29 20 0 0 0 0 29 20
2018 Chinese Super League 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total 35 21 0 0 0 0 35 21
Career total 265 103 3 0 19 4 287 107

InternationalEdit

As of June 12, 2016
Ecuador national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 4 1
2011 13 4
2012 7 3
2013 4 1
2014 2 0
2015 3 0
2016 5 1
Total 38 10

International goalsEdit

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Emelec

IndividualEdit

Emelec

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ecuagol.com/ecuagol/index.php?n=105355
  2. ^ "Walter Ayoví aconsejó a primo Jaime (Walter Ayoví advises cousin Jaime)". El Universo. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-12-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://futbol.univision.com/mexico/article/2014-03-08/tijuana-2-0-chivas-clausura-2014-jornada-10#axzz2vgPmeUYb
  5. ^ http://www.cre.com.ec/noticia/65280/jaime-ayovi-no-seguira-en-xolos-de-tijuana/
  6. ^ http://deporvito.com/jaime-ayovi-sin-equipo/
  7. ^ http://www.futbolecuador.com/stories/publica/46911
  8. ^ http://studiofutbol.com.ec/jaime-ayovi-nuevo-jugador-de-godoy-cruz/
  9. ^ http://losandes.com.ar/article/una-baja-sensible-en-el-tomba-jaime-ayovi-se-va-a-jugar-al-futbol-chino

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