Jaime Ayoví

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Jaime Ayoví
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Ayoví while playing for Pachuca
Personal information
Full name Jaime Javier Ayoví Corozo
Date of birth (1988-02-21) 21 February 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2004–2005 Paladín "S"
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Emelec 74 (26)
2009 Manta (loan) 34 (7)
2011 Toluca 12 (5)
2011–2013 Pachuca 33 (8)
2012–2013 Al-Nassr (loan) 15 (8)
2013– Tijuana 8 (3)
2013 LDU Quito (loan) 15 (8)
National team
2010– Ecuador 30 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 9, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 31, 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ayoví and the second or maternal family name is Corozo.

Jaime Javier Ayoví Corozo (born February 21, 1988 in Eloy Alfaro, Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian footballer. He currently plays for Tijuana in the Liga MX.

Club career[edit]


Ayoví started out at lower division club Paladín "S". In 2006, his cousin Walter Ayoví recommended him to try out at Emelec. He did and was impressive enough to be signed on a 4 year deal when he was only 18 years old.

Despite his height and size he started out playing as an open forward, or a winger and not as a center forward, because he is very skilled with the ball and very fast and he did not like to have to go down the middle but preferred to run to the sides where there was more space to move.

On 2009 he was loaned to first division club Manta to gain more minutes and experience. He did well playing in 32 matches of the Ecuadorian league and scoring 7 goals, despite this Emelec management were going to loan him again for the next season, but newly signed manager Jorge Sampaoli saw videos of Ayoví and requested him to stay in the 2010 squad, as a first substitution for the Argentinian striker Hernan Peirone.

As the 2010 season started it was becoming clear that Ayoví would have plenty more chances than expected and soon he became Sampaoli's first choice for the attack leaving Peirone in the bench. Ayoví did not disappoint and quickly started scoring important goals for his team, and was absolutely key to Emelec winning the first stage of the 2010 Ecuadorian tournament and reaching the final to be played in December 2010.



After the 2010 Ecuadorian season ended Jaime agree to join Mexican team Toluca on a three year deal.[1] He scored his first goal in his second appearance against Chiapas. On February 13 he scored his second in an emphatic 5–0 away win against Querétaro. He scored in a 3–2 home loss against Necaxa. On February 13, Ayovi scored an impressive header against Santos Laguna, in just under a minute of game time. Toluca won 3–1 at home turf. His final goal with Toluca came on April 3, and impressive solo effort, to draw the game against Monterrey 1–1.


2011–12 season[edit]

After only half a season, Ayovi impressed the Pachuca manager, which sought to sign him for the team, Pachuca. His first goal for Pachuca was on June 31, in a 2–2 away draw against Puebla FC. He would only score 3 more goals for the rest of the Apertura season against Cruz Azul, Estudiantes Tecos and Atlante FC. The 2012 Clausura would prove to be the same, scoring only 4 goals against Puebla, Cruz Azul, Querétaro and Chivas de Guadalajara. Due to his form with Pachuca, he was loaned to Saudi Arabian Premier League club Al Nassr.

Loan to Al Nassr FC[edit]

2012–13 season[edit]

Jaime Ayovi was loaned to Al Nassr FC for undisclosed fee which may lead up to the end of the Saudi Premier League season. On September 29, Ayovi scored his first goal with Al Nassr, winning 3–1 against Al Wahda. He would go on to score 7 more goals for Al Nassr, including 2 doubles against Al Faisaly and Al Taawon, winning 2–1 and 3–2. His Saudi Premier League season was cut short when he was injured and was side-lined for 8 months. He finished his season with Al Nassr with 8 goals in 15 matches.

Club Tijuana[edit]

Northern Mexican football club Xolos de Tijuana signed Jaime Ayoví, with the agreement that he would be loaned to Ecuadorian giants LDU Quito for one full season, to fully recover his lost form due to injury.

On March 7, 2014, Ayoví scored his first goal for Tijuana against Guadalajara in a 2-0 Home Win.[2]

Loan to LDU Quito[edit]


Jaime Ayovi was given the number 11 jersey for his year-long stay at LDU Quito. On August 17 Ayovi scored his first goals, in a 2–2 home draw against Independiente del Valle. On September 22 Jaime scored his third in a 1–1 home draw against Macara. On October 3 he scored again in a 1–1 home draw versus Deportivo Quito. On October 27 Jaime scored his fifth goal with LDU Quito, in a 2–1 home win over LDU Loja. On November 10 Ayovi scored another double, this time in a 3–1 home win over Deportivo Quevedo.

International career[edit]

Ayoví was called by Ecuador's new manager, the Colombian Reinaldo Rueda, to defend the Ecuadorian national team for the first time for a match against Mexico in Guadalajara on September 4, 2010, he played well and he even managed to score Ecuador's second goal for an overall 2–1 victory.

He is considered by Ecuadorian pundits to be the great hope for the 2011 Copa America and 2014 World Cup Qualifiers as a first choice center forward.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. September 4, 2010 Estadio Omnilife, Zapopan, Mexico  Mexico 1–2 1–2 International Friendly
2. September 2, 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Jamaica 1–0 5–2 International Friendly
3. September 6, 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Costa Rica 2–0 4–0 International Friendly
4. October 7, 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Venezuela 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. October 12, 2011 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, United States  United States 0–1 0–1 International Friendly
6. February 29, 2012 Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador  Honduras 1-0 2–0 International Friendly
7. February 29, 2012 Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador  Honduras 2-0 2–0 International Friendly
8. August 15, 2012 Citi Field, New York City, United States  Chile 2-0 3–0 International Friendly
9. November 19, 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas, United States  Honduras 1-0 2–2 International Friendly





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