Máximo Banguera

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.

Máximo Banguera
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Banguera with Barcelona in 2014
Personal information
Full name Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso
Date of birth (1985-12-16) December 16, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Delfín S.C.
Youth career
2003–2004 ESPOLI
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 ESPOLI 118 (0)
2009–2019 Barcelona 403 (4)
2020 El Nacional 1 (0)
2020– Delfín S.C. 4 (0)
2021Guayaquil City (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2008– Ecuador 36 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 26 March 2019

International careerEdit

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.





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