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|Full name||Gabriel Eduardo Achilier Zurita|
|Date of birth||March 24, 1985|
|Place of birth||Machala, Ecuador|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Machala, Achilier began his professional career in Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Loja. There, he established himself as one of the growing, future defender of the national team. In 2004, he left to join Deportivo Azogues.
In Azogues, he began to make a name for himself through his marvelous performances. Achilier helped Azogues qualify for the 2007 Liguilla Final of Ecuador's Serie A. Azogues did not win the tournament but did good overall. In 2008, however, Achilier matured more in the game but Azogues had a horrible season. Azogues was last in the table and did not do well in the second fase either. As a result, Achilier and Azogues were relegated down to the second division.
In November 2008, Achilier became Emelec's first offseason reinforcement. He was loaned with an option to buy.
In December 2009, Club Sport Emelec enforced its option to buy over the player and signed him on a 5-year contract, because of his great performances as a "problem solver" for the manager, being able to play in several different positions of the pitch when needed.
Achilier was called up to represent Ecuador on May 27, 2008 against France.
- CS Emelec
- Gabriel Achilier at National-Football-Teams.com