Christian Suárez

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Not to be confused with the Chilean footballer Cristian Suárez.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Suárez and the second or maternal family name is Valencia.
Christian Suárez
Christian Suárez 2014.jpg
Suárez while playing for Barcelona SC
Personal information
Full name Christian Andrés Suárez Valencia
Date of birth (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder / Wing Forward
Club information
Current team
Barcelona SC
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Deportivo Azogues 29 (1)
2008 LDU Quito 18 (1)
2009 Olmedo 30 (10)
2010 El Nacional (loan) 38 (12)
2010–2011 Necaxa 16 (3)
2011–2012 Santos Laguna 52 (9)
2013 Pachuca 16 (2)
2014 Barcelona SC 20 (8)
National team
2010– Ecuador 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2012

Christian Andrés Suárez Valencia (born November 2, 1985 in Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for Barcelona of the Ecuadorian Serie A.

Club career[edit]

Suárez began his career with Deportivo Azogues in the Serie A of Ecuador. After his performances with the team, he soon got the attention of many clubs especially LDU Quito.

In 2008, Suárez transferred to LDU Quito as part of the squad who won the Copa Libertadores. Unfortunately, Suárez had little playing time and was only used as a substitute.

In 2009, Suárez joined Olmedo. He played regularly for the team as an attacking midfielder and set his teammates up to score goals. He finished the season with 10 impressive goals which made Olmedo take their option to buy him permanently.

In 2010, Suárez was loaned to El Nacional. He started the season as first choice striker where he didn't disappoint and became one of the league's top scorers. He ended the season with 12 goals.

Club Necaxa[edit]

On December 14, 2010 Christian Suárez completed his transfer to Necaxa of Mexico,[1] same club where legendary Ecuadorian midfielder, Alex Aguinaga, played. He scored his first goals coming in a game against Toluca in which he scored twice to give Necaxa a 2–3 victory. Santos Laguna

Santos Laguna[edit]

In May 2011, Suárez joined Santos Laguna of the Primera División Mexicana after Necaxa was relegated.[2] Suárez occupied the extracomunitary player placer left by his compatriot Christian Benítez, who joined Club América. Suarez reached the Apertura 2011 League Final but came in second place to Tigres. After scoring 5 goals in the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League, Suarez again lost the final, this time to Club de Futbol Monterrey. After reaching his third final in Mexican football, Suarez won his first title with Santos Laguna, winning the Apertura 2012, against Monterrey.[3]

International career[edit]

Suárez was called up on October 12, 2010 to play against Poland. He scored his first international goal in a 2–0 friendly win versus Costa Rica on August 10, 2011.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. August 10, 2011 San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 0–1 0–2 Friendly
2. September 2, 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito,  Jamaica 2–0 5–2 Friendly
3. September 6, 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito,  Costa Rica 1–0 4–0 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

LDU Quito
Santos Laguna

References[edit]