Juan Carlos Paredes

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Paredes and the second or maternal family name is Reasco.
Juan Carlos Paredes
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Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Paredes Reasco
Date of birth (1987-07-08) 8 July 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Full back / Wing back / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Huracán SC ? (?)
2006–2007 Barcelona SC 5 (0)
2007–2010 Deportivo Cuenca 32 (3)
2008 Rocafuerte (loan) 29 (11)
2010–2013 Deportivo Quito [1] 95 (7)
2013–2014 Barcelona SC 43 (1)
2014 Granada 0 (0)
2014– Watford 39 (0)
National team
2010– Ecuador 47 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Juan Carlos Paredes Reasco (born 8 July 1987) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Watford in the Football League Championship, as a right-back.

A full international for the Ecuador national team since 2010, he has gained over 40 caps and represented the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Paredes is a skillful player who started playing for Huracán SC. He was sought by Guayaquil's Barcelona a year later and signed a contract with them.

He then moved on to Deportivo Cuenca and was loaned out to Rocafuerte of Ecuador's third division. He helped the team gain promotion to the second division for the 2008-2009 season.

Deportivo Cuenca[edit]

He then came back to where he started as the new reinforcement for Cuenca's Copa Libertadores campaign.[2] He has been linked for a move to Serie A. In 2010 he moved to Deportivo Quito.

Deportivo Quito[edit]

Paredes was bought off by Deportivo Quito, where he played a few Copa Libertadores games and eventually ended up becoming Champions of the Ecuadorian Serie A in 2011, defeating Emelec in Home and Away finals.[3][4][5]


Paredes, having impressed with his speed and ability, signed for Guayaquil side Barcelona for the 2013 Season. Typically playing as a winger at his last club, in Barcelona he was mainly used as a right fullback which gained him experience to be Ecuador's starting fullback for numerous occasions.

Granada CF & Watford[edit]

On 16 July 2014, it was confirmed that Paredes had moved to Watford from La Liga side Granada, with both sides owned by the same family. Paredes had only moved to Granada earlier in the summer, suggesting it was a move that was designed to benefit the Championship club. Subject to obtaining a work permit and gaining international clearance, he signed a five-year deal with Watford of the Championship.[6]

International career[edit]

Paredes made his International debut against Mexico on September 10, 2010, in a 2-1 away win for Ecuador, which was seen as an overdue merit as part of supporters of his former Club, Deportivo Cuenca.

He was named in Ecuador's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil,[7] and played every minute of their campaign which ended in elimination from Group E.



Deportivo Quito