Christian Noboa

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Christian Noboa
Christian Noboa 2012.jpg
Noboa with Dynamo Moscow in 2012
Personal information
Full name Christian Fernando Noboa Tello
Date of birth (1985-04-09) 9 April 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
PAOK
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Emelec 89 (8)
2007–2012 Rubin Kazan 121 (23)
2012–2015 Dynamo Moscow 78 (12)
2015– PAOK 14 (2)
National team
2006– Ecuador 51 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Noboa and the second or maternal family name is Tello.

Christian Fernando Noboa Tello (born in 9 April 1985 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for PAOK FC in Greece and the Ecuadorian national team as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Emelec[edit]

Christian started out at Emelec, one of Ecuador's most important teams. He became a starter and with good talent he entered the starting eleven line-up. His total appearances and goals are 89 and 8. Christian impressed many with his good talent and skill at a young age. He was linked with clubs during his time with Emelec because of impressive performances.

Rubin Kazan[edit]

2007–2012[edit]

Christian was finally transferred in 2007 to FC Rubin Kazan of the Russian Premier League. He is a key player and can play in almost any midfield position which made him a good transfer. In 2008, he helped Rubin win its first title of the RPL in history. In 2009 he played in the UEFA Champions League. On 29 September 2010, as a captain, Noboa helped Rubin Kazan obtain a draw against FC Barcelona in a Champions League match by scoring his side's only goal from a penalty kick.

Dynamo Moscow[edit]

2012[edit]

On 26 January 2012 Noboa signed with Dynamo Moscow for £8 million. His first match for Dynamo was on 5 March, in a 0–1 home loss to Anzhi Makhachkala. He play in 10 league matches for Dynamo in 2012 season.

2012–13[edit]

His first match of the season was on 21 July, in 0–1 away loss to Volga Nizhny Novgorod. His first goal for club and season was on 25 August, on a thrilling 3–2 away win against Lokomotiv Moscow, which he later celebrated with tears after not having scored for a while. His next goal came from long-range, in a 1–2 home loss to Kuban Krasnodar. His third goal of the first half of the season came in an emphatic 5–1 away win against league leaders CSKA Moscow. On 5 April Noboa scored a free-kick goal, in a 1–1 away draw against FK Amkar Perm'. On 21 April, Noboa scored the first goal in a 3–3 away draw against Anzhi.

2013–14[edit]

On 3 August he scored the winning goal against Terek Grozny (1-0), and dedicated the goal to his late international team-mate Christian Benitez.

2014–15[edit]

It was confirmed on 29 December 2014 that Noboa would not renegotiate terms with his club and is open to offers.[1] On 31 December, the official site of FC Dynamo Moscow issued statement thanking Noboa for his services and wishing him good luck.[2]

PAOK FC[edit]

On 7 January 2015, It was confirmed that Noboa would be joining PAOK FC on a 2.5 year contract. [3]

International career[edit]

Noboa was called up to the Ecuadorian national team for a series of two unofficial friendly matches in late 2006 against Spanish provincial sides. The transfer to Russian football did practically nothing for his chances of being selected by then national team manager Luis Fernando Suárez.

Under Sixto Vizuete's current management, he has been noticed and made his official debut against Brazil in a 2010 World Cup qualifiers. In the match, Noboa scored a wonderful goal to tie the game in the 89th minute for his first international goal. Noboa may have saved Ecuador's qualification dreams as he scored his second goal in as many games against Paraguay on 1 April 2009.

Lately, he has truly become one of Ecuador's best midfielders playing for the national squad. On 7 June 2009, on a World Cup qualification match he was crucial on his assists and offensive leadership to help Ecuador beat Peru 2–1 in Lima.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1 28 March 2009 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Brazil 1–1 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qual.
2 1 April 2009 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Paraguay 1–0 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qual.
3 6 September 2014 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States  Bolivia 1–0 4–0 International friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of March 13, 2015
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Emelec 2004 28 3 0 0 28 3
2005 28 1 0 0 28 1
2006 33 4 0 0 33 4
Total 89 8 0 0 89 8
Rubin Kazan 2007 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2008 21 7 0 0 0 0 21 7
2009 22 2 2 0 6 0 30 2
2010 27 8 1 0 10 3 38 11
2011–12 25 5 1 0 12 2 38 7
Total 109 23 4 0 28 5 141 28
Dynamo Moscow 2011–12 11 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
2012–13 27 5 2 0 2 0 31 5
2013–14 29 6 0 0 0 0 29 6
2014–15 11 1 0 0 8 0 19 1
Total 78 12 4 0 10 0 92 12
PAOK 2014–15 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Total 7 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
Career total 288 45 8 0 38 5 334 50

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rubin Kazan

References[edit]

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