Cristian Mora

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Cristian Mora
Personal information
Full name Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano
Date of birth (1979-08-26) August 26, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Vinces, Los Ríos, Ecuador
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
South China (on loan from Deportivo Cuenca)
Number 12
Youth career
1998–1999 Olmedo
2000 Deportivo Saquisilí
2001 ESPOLI
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Olmedo 0 (0)
1999–2002 ESPOLI 1 (0)
2000 Deportivo Saquisilí (loan) 19 (0)
2002 Deportivo Saquisilí (loan) 25 (0)
2003–2005 Macará 62 (0)
2005–2008 LDU Quito 95 (0)
2008–2009 El Nacional 59 (0)
2010–2011 Universidad Católica 35 (0)
2011–2013 Macará 82 (0)
2014– Deportivo Cuenca 13 (0)
2014– South China (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Ecuador 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 16, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 27, 2009
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Mora and the second or maternal family name is Medrano.

Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano (born August 26, 1979 in Vinces, Los Ríos) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Hong Kong Premier League club South China AA.

Club career[edit]

Mora once attended Colegio de las Hermanas Betlemitas and first played in Cóndor Futbol Club of San Miguel as goalkeeper at an early age. He also played for the San Miguel's city team in the Provincial Games and was picked as goalkeeper for the province team to play the national teen/amateur championship in Ecuador. Mora was then discovered and invited to train in Centro Deportivo Olmedo, while playing as goalkeeper in a friendly match against his college Escuela Politécnica de Riobamba.

On July 15, 2014, It was confirmed that Mora would go on loan to Hong Kong Premier League side South China AA.[1][2]

International career[edit]

Mora has made 20 appearances for the Ecuadorian national team,[3] and made his first full fledged senior appearance against Italy, a friendly match played in New Jersey. The game ended in a 1–1 draw and to Mora's credit, his penalty save from superstar Luca Toni forced many to take notice, including Luis Fernando Suarez, Ecuador's former Colombian coach.

He played first choice goalkeeper for the Ecuador national team during 2005's 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification. In the 2006 World Cup, Mora played all four matches before his team was eliminated in the Round of 16 by England. Mora allowed 4 goals but kept clean sheets against Poland and Costa Rica. However, due to poor friendly results and a bad Copa America 2007 he has failed to break with the national team.

Titles[edit]

Ecuador LDU Quito

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