Christian Lara (footballer)

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Christian Lara
Personal information
Full name Christian Rolando Lara Anangonó
Date of birth (1980-04-27) April 27, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Quito, Ecuador
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
El Nacional
Number 10
Youth career
1994–1999 El Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2005 El Nacional 184 (28)
2006 Al-Wakrah 12 (2)
2007 LDU Quito 44 (16)
2008 Barcelona 41 (4)
2009 Deportivo Pereira 10 (1)
2009–2010 LDU Quito 46 (3)
2011 El Nacional 31 (3)
2012 Real Cartagena 8 (0)
2012–2013 Manta 38 (5)
2014 Deportivo Quito 43 (8)
2015– El Nacional 7 (1)
National team
2002–2008 Ecuador 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 15, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2008
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lara and the second or maternal family name is Anangonó.

Christian Rolando Lara Anangonó, nicknamed Diablito (born April 27, 1980 in Quito), is an Ecuadorian footballer.

Club career[edit]

He spent most of his career with Club Deportivo El Nacional football team in Ecuador. After a spell in Al Wakra in the Qatari League, he returned to his homeland from the Middle East to play for Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito (LDU) and went on to win the Ecuadorian Championship. He was then transferred to another Ecuadorian team in the city of Guayaquil Barcelona SC. In the year 2007 he received the award of being the best player playing in Ecuador's league.[1]

On January 2, he signed for Colombian team Deportivo Pereira. On June 17, 2009 Lara was sign again with Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito.

International career[edit]

He is a midfielder. He made his Ecuador national team debut in 2001. Looked on for a long time as one of Ecuador's most promising players, he scored and made an assist against Argentina in the CONMEBOL 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL) to lead Ecuador to a 2-0 win over the South American giants. He was in the team's squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ecuador's second appearance in the finals. At 162 cm, he was considered the shortest player to play in the Germany 06 edition. In his last current played with Ecuador game against El Salvador, he scored the first goal in a 5-1 home win in Quito.


El Nacional

LDU Quito


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