Gabriel Achilier

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Gabriel Achilier
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Eduardo Achilier Zurita
Date of birth (1985-03-24) March 24, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Machala, Ecuador
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Emelec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 CD Oro 17 (4)
2003 Deportivo Cuenca 0 (0)
2004–2006 LDU Loja 90 (1)
2007–2008 Deportivo Azogues 64 (1)
2009– Emelec 198 (7)
National team
2008– Ecuador 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Gabriel Eduardo Achilier Zurita (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈβɾjel atʃiˈljer]; born March 24, 1985) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for Club Sport Emelec as a Defender.

Club career[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

Achilier was called up to represent Ecuador on May 27, 2008 against France.

Achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

CS Emelec

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