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Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ aˈʝoβi]; born 11 August 1979 in Camarones, Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian footballer. He last played for Guayaquil City of the Ecuadorian Serie A.[2] He previously played as a left winger for Club Deportivo El Nacional in the Ecuadorian league and plays in the Ecuadorian national team, primarily in left defense. He is the cousin of fellow footballer Jaime Ayoví, who also plays in the Ecuadorian national team.[3] He also holds Mexican citizenship.[4]

Walter Ayoví
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Ayoví playing for Ecuador in 2015
Personal information
Full name Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo
Date of birth (1979-08-11) 11 August 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Camarones, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left Midfielder, Leftback
Youth career
2000–2001 Rocafuerte
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Emelec 87 (8)
2003–2005 Barcelona SC 102 (17)
2004–2005Al Wasl (loan) 14 (7)
2006–2008 El Nacional 94 (12)
2009–2013 Monterrey 174 (13)
2013–2015 Pachuca 73 (4)
2015 Sinaloa 14 (1)
2016–2017 Monterrey 39 (1)
2017–2018 Guayaquil City 36 (2)
National team
2001–2017 Ecuador[1] 121 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:30, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Club careerEdit


Ayoví was transferred to Barcelona Sporting Club from Emelec on 23 January 2002, for an undisclosed amount. Despite links to several European club sides, including Mainz 05, for whom he played two friendly matches, and Arminia Bielefeld, both of the German Bundesliga, Ayoví remained on Barcelona's squad until 2006.

El NacionalEdit

When he was transferred to El Nacional. In between contracts he has also played for the Al Wasl Club in Dubai, the UAE.


On 7 January 2009 rumors said that Club de Futbol Monterrey were interested in signing him. He was loaned to CF Monterrey shortly after, then made his debut on 6 February 2009 scoring his first goal on the 4th Week match against Estudiantes Tecos.

On 29 March 2009 CF Monterrey took their option to purchase Ayoví after a spectacular game between Ecuador and Brazil. He renewed his Monterrey contract December 2011, with his future firmly set on the club.


On July 15, 2015, after two seasons with Pachuca, his former team came to terms and agreed to release Ayoví.[5]

Dorados de SinaloaEdit

On July 26, 2015, it was confirmed that Ayoví had signed for newly ascended team, Dorados de Sinaloa, to join his compatriots Marcos Caicedo, Segundo Castillo, and Christian Suárez.[6]

Return to MonterreyEdit

On December 9, 2015, it was confirmed that Ayoví would be returning to the Rayados de Monterrey.[7]

International careerEdit

Ayoví was called up to the final squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in Japan and South Korea. Being one of the youngest members in that Ecuador team, he did not make an appearance in that tournament. He was a regular in the Ecuadorian national team that qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany but this time, surprisingly, he was not included in the final World Cup squad.

He was, however, called up to participate in the 2007 Copa América and scored a free kick against Colombia in a pre-tournament friendly. His two appearances Copa América came as a substitute against Mexico and as a starter against Brazil.

Ayoví became an important fixture in the Ecuador side that is competing in the CONMEBOL 2010 World Cup qualifiers. He solidified his starting position with a double against neighbors Peru in a 5–1 victory. On 11 June 2009, he scored against Argentina, leading Ecuador to a 2–0 win.[8]

During the CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Ayoví played in all 16 of the qualifying games for Ecuador,[9] helping the team to qualify for the tournament finals in Brazil. Ayoví went on to play in every minute of Ecuador's World Cup campaign, starting at left back in the team's three Group E matches.

On 31 March 2015, Ayoví was capped for the 100th time by Ecuador in a 2–1 friendly loss to Argentina in New Jersey.[10] Later that year, he was included in Ecuador's squad for the 2015 Copa América[11] and captained La Tri in the opening match of the tournament, a 2–0 loss to hosts Chile in Santiago.[12]

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 June 2007 Estadio de La Condomina, Cartagena, Spain   Colombia 0–1 3–1 International Friendly
2 21 November 2007 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Peru 1–0 5–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 21 November 2007 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Peru 4–0 5–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 26 March 2008 Estadio La Cocha, Latacunga, Ecuador   Haiti 2–1 3–1 International Friendly
5 10 June 2009 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Argentina 1–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 17 November 2010 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Venezuela 3–0 4–1 International friendly
7 17 November 2010 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Venezuela 4–0 4–1 International friendly
8 29 May 2013 FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, United States   Germany 2–4 2–4 International friendly
Correct as of 13 January 2017[13]


Ayoví at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup for CF Monterrey



El Nacional



  1. ^ Walter AYOVI Profile;
  2. ^ "Ecuagol". Ecuagol. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Walter Ayoví aconsejó a primo Jaime (Walter Ayoví advises cousin Jaime)". El Universo. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Walter Ayoví dejaría al Pachuca". El Universo (in Spanish). 15 July 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Ecuagol". Ecuagol. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Ecuagol". Ecuagol. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  8. ^ Walter AYOVI Profile;
  9. ^ Corp, Misiva. " - Inagotable la energía del Zurdo de Camarones". (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Soccer-Argentina and Mexico notch second U.S. tour wins". Reuters. 1 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Injured Jaime Ayoví replaced by Daniel Angulo in Ecuador squad". Copa América 2015. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Vidal and Vargas lead hosts Chile to opening Copa América victory". The Guardian. 12 June 2015.
  13. ^ Walter Orlando Ayoví - Century of International Appearances

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