Christian Lara (footballer)
|Full name||Christian Rolando Lara Anangonó|
|Date of birth||April 27, 1980|
|Place of birth||Quito, Ecuador|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 26, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
On January 2, he signed for Colombian team Deportivo Pereira. On June 17, 2009 Lara was sign again with Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito.
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.