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Luis Checa

Luis Checa
Personal information
Full nameLuis Armando Checa Villamar
Date of birth (1983-12-21) December 21, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birthEcuador
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionCenter Back
Club information
Current clubDeportivo Quito
Number20
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2005El Nacional104(4)
2006Deportivo Quito44(3)
2007El Nacional (loan)3(0)
2007Aucas (loan)18(0)
2008–PresentDeportivo Quito104(11)
National team
2008–Ecuador5(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 December 2008

Luis Armando Checa (born December 21, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for Sociedad Deportivo Quito.

Club career

Luis started out at Deportivo Quito where he had a first good season. He had 27 appearances to start out with and attracted last season's champions El Nacional.

In 2007, Luis was awarded a move to Nacional by his impressive defending performances. However, he only had two appearances and former Nacional coach, Ever Hugo Almeida, was not interested in keeping him with the Quito giants. He finished the year playing on loan for Aucas. In 2008 he went back to Deportivo Quito and is still there currently. On December 2008, he helped Deportivo Quito win their third title in history.

Copa Sudamericana 2008

Luis helped Dep. Quito qualify for the Copa Sudamericana 2008. He made four appearances and was an important player for Sevilla's team. His team went on to eliminate Universitario de Deportes of Peru in a 2-1 aggregate win. Deportivo Quito then had to play Mexico's San Luis. Unfortuneatly, Deportivo Quito was eliminated from the tournament in a 5-4 aggregate loss. He scored one of the goals for Deportivo Quito.[1]

International career

Luis has been called up to a friendly against Mexico on November 12, 2008. He is expected to be in the starting line-up for Ecuador.[2] He was recently called up to play a quadrangular friendly tournament in Oman.[3]

References

External links

  • Luis Checa at National-Football-Teams.com

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