Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso (born December 16, 1985, in Guayaquil, Ecuador), known as Máximo Banguera, is a goalkeeper who plays for Delfín in the Liga Pro Ecuador and the Ecuador national team.
|Full name||Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso|
|Date of birth||December 16, 1985|
|Place of birth||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2021||→ Guayaquil City (loan)||8||(0)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10 August 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 March 2019
Banguera was called up to play against Mexico in November 2008. He played all of the ninety minutes and performed well.
After Marcelo Elizaga's retirement following the 2011 Copa America, Banguera was consolidated as the first choice Goalkeeper for Ecuador. Due to injuries, he was only able to start a few games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Eventually losing his starting spot to Velez Sarfield's Alexander Domínguez.
Due to his declining performances even before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he was eventually replaced by Ecuadorian-naturalized Goalkeepers, Librado Azcona and Esteban Dreer. Subsequently, Banguera was left out of the 2015 Copa America Squad.
- Máximo Banguera – Ecuadorian Football Federation player profile
- Máximo Banguera at National-Football-Teams.com