José Luis Perlaza

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José Perlaza
Personal information
Full name José Luis Perlaza Napa
Date of birth (1981-10-06) October 6, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona Ecuador
Number 5
Youth career
1996–1997 Sport Estudiantes
1997–2001 Cinco de Agosto
1998 → Calvi F.C. (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Audaz Octubrino (loan) 2 (0)
2000 Olmedo (loan) 17 (1)
2001–2009 Olmedo 227 (8)
2009– Barcelona Ecuador 150 (11)
National team
2004– Ecuador 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04 April 2010

José Luis Perlaza Napa (born October 6, 1981) is an Ecuadoran footballer who plays as a centre back for Barcelona Sporting Club. He was named in the Ecuador national team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Perlaza started his career at Sport Estudiantes when he was only 15. After Cinco de Agosto bought him, he was loaned out to Calvi F.C., Audaz Octubrino, and Olmedo.

Perlaza had a successful season with Olmedo. He managed to make a good first impression and they bought him for the next season. In Olmedo, Perlaza has played many important games in Copa Libertadores and the Ecuadorian Serie A. He soon became Olmedo's first choice center back due to his tremendous size and skill. Perlaza played 203 games and scored 2 goals total for Olmedo before being transferred out.

In April 2009, Perlaza went on trial for MLS club Toronto FC.[1]

In May 2009, Perlaza joined Ecuadorian team, Barcelona.[2]

International career[edit]

Perlaza was part of Ecuador's squad for the FIFA World Cup 2006. Perlaza scored his first goal for Ecuador in an unofficial friendly match against LDU Quito. Ecuador won, 5-0.


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