Edwin Villafuerte

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Edwin Villafuerte
Personal information
Full name Edwin Alberto Villafuerte Posligua
Date of birth (1979-03-12) March 12, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Guayaquil, Ecuador
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Deportivo Quevedo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2007 Barcelona 93 (0)
2006 Deportivo Quito (loan) 17 (0)
2008 Olmedo 0 (0)
2009 Técnico Universitario 17 (0)
2010 ESPOLI 5 (0)
2011 Huaquillas Fútbol Club 0 (0)
2011 Atlético Audaz 5 (0)
2012 Deportivo Pereira
2013 Deportivo Quevedo
National team
2004–2007 Ecuador 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 6, 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 6, 2008
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Villafuerte and the second or maternal family name is Posligua.

Edwin Alberto Villafuerte Posligua (born 12 March 1979) is an Ecuadorian goalkeeper who currently plays for Club Deportivo Quevedo.

Once dubbed ‘Ecuador’s New Hands’, goalkeeper Villafuerte found it difficult to sustain a first team spot at Barcelona SC behind Jose Cevallos. In order to get more regular football, he moved to Deportivo Quito in January 2006.

As a youngster, he was included in Ecuador’s squad for the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship. In that tournament he kept clean sheets against the United States and Japan.

With Villafuerte in goal, Ecuador beat Brazil and Argentina at home in their 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, keeping clean sheets on both occasions.

He has 15 international caps as of June 15, 2006. Since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, it appeared coach Luis Fernando Suarez had completely discarded Villafuerte. However, he was called up for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru, the latter of which he made an appearance against.

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