Luis Enrique Capurro Bautista (born May 1, 1961 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is a former football player. He played 100 games for the Ecuador national team[1]

Luis Capurro
Personal information
Full name Luis Enrique Capurro Bautista
Date of birth (1961-05-01) May 1, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.80m (5ft 10¾in)
Playing position Left-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Patria de Esmeraldes
1983 Milago Sporting
1984–1988 Filanbanco
1989–1992 Emelec
1993 Cerro Porteño
1994–1996 Emelec
1996 Racing Club 0 (0)
1997–1998 Barcelona SC 62 (2)
1999–2000 LDU Quito 60 (1)
National team
1985–2003 Ecuador 100 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2012

Club careerEdit

He began his career in Patria De Esmeraldas (Ecuador. He also played for Barcelona SC, Emelec, Patria de Guayaquil, Milagro Sport, Filanbanco, LDU Quito, Cerro Porteño of Paraguay and Racing Club of Argentina.

Capurro won two Ecuadorian league titles, in 1994 with Emelec and in 1997 with Barcelona SC.

His large moustache and regular appearances for the Ecuador national team helped him to get recognised around South America and he got his dream to play outside of Ecuador. He joined Cerro Porteño of Paraguay in 1993, later in his career he went Argentina to play for "La Academia" of Coco Basile, but soon returned to Ecuador.

Once retired he decided to live in New York City. But his talent was still recognized even far from his native Ecuador. Luis Capurro was hired once again to play, this time for a Latin American League in Plainfield New Jersey. He captained Cosmos Futbol Club into its Second Championship.





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