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Narciso Mina

Narciso Mina
Personal information
Full nameArrinton Narciso Mina Villalba
Date of birth25 November 1982 (age 31)
Place of birthSan Lorenzo, Ecuador
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubAmérica
Youth career
2000–2002Deportivo Cuenca
Senior career*
2002–2003Deportivo Cuenca19(4)
2004LDU Cuenca19(0)
2005Deportivo Cuenca11(0)
2006–2007LDU Loja58(4)
2008Deportivo Azogues1(0)
2009–2010Barcelona SC27(6)
2009Huracán (loan)0(0)
2010Chornomorets (loan)11(0)
2011Independiente José Terán37(29)
2012Barcelona SC35(30)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Mina and the second or maternal family name is Villalba.

Arrinton Narciso Mina Villalba (born 25 November 1982 in San Lorenzo) is an Ecuadorian football striker who currently plays for Liga Bancomer MX club América

Club career

He was transferred to Barcelona from former club Manta Fútbol Club and was a regular starter for his club. On 27 October 2009 Huracán signed Mina on loan from Barcelona Guayaquil for one year.

In March joined Chornomorets Odessa in the Ukrainian Premier League on a 3 month loan until the end of the season with an option to prolong his contract based on his performances.[1]

Barcelona SC

2012 season

In 2012, Mina rejoined Barcelona. Mina scored his first two goals in a game against Deportivo Cuenca. He finished the 2012 Ecuadorian Serie A season as top goal-scorer, with thirty goals to his name, the second highest global tally by a South American. His thirty goals was the most scored by a Barcelona player in a single season, which helped Barcelona secure its fourteenth title, not having won a league title since 1997.


2012–13 season

On 3 December 2012 Narciso Mina was signed by Mexican giants América. He finished the Clausura 2013 without any goals scored, mainly appearing as a substitute. He was however the top scorer in the Copa MX tournament with eight goals.

2013–14 season

Mina scored his first league goal on 3 August in a 3–0 win against Atlas at the Estadio Azteca. He dedicated the goal to former América teammate and national team striker Christian Benítez, who died on 29 July. On 10 August he scored his second goal in three games played against Atlante in a 4–2 win in Cancún.

Style of play

Narciso Mina is considered a well rounded striker. He excels at heading and finishing. Due to his lack of speed and mobility, he typically stays up for counter-attacks. As of June 2013 he is considered one of the best Ecuadorian strikers.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. August 15, 2012 Citi Field, New York City, United States  Chile 1–0 3–0 International Friendly



Barcelona SC


  • Serie A Golden Shoe (2): 2011, 2012
  • Copa MX Golden Shoe: Clausura 2013 Copa MX


External links

  • Transfermarkt profile
  • Narciso Mina stats at Medio (Spanish)
  • Narciso Mina at

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