Luis Checa

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Luis Checa
Personal information
Full name Luis Armando Checa Villamar
Date of birth (1983-12-21) December 21, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Ecuador
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Center Back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 El Nacional 104 (4)
2006 Deportivo Quito 44 (3)
2007 El Nacional (loan) 3 (0)
2007 Aucas (loan) 18 (0)
2008–2013 Deportivo Quito 223 (14)
2014- Barcelona 21 (2)
National team
2008– Ecuador 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 December 2010

Luis Armando Checa (born December 21, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for Barcelona of the Ecuador Serie A.

Club career[edit]

Luis started out at Deportivo Quito where he had a first good season. He had 27 appearances to start out with and attracted last season's champions El Nacional.

In 2007, Luis was awarded a move to Nacional by his impressive defending performances. However, he only had two appearances and former Nacional coach, Ever Hugo Almeida, was not interested in keeping him with the Quito giants. He finished the year playing on loan for Aucas. In 2008 he went back to Deportivo Quito and is still there currently. On December 2008, he helped Deportivo Quito win their third title in history.

Copa Sudamericana 2008[edit]

Luis helped Dep. Quito qualify for the Copa Sudamericana 2008. He made four appearances and was an important player for Sevilla's team. His team went on to eliminate Universitario de Deportes of Peru in a 2-1 aggregate win. Deportivo Quito then had to play Mexico's San Luis. Unfortuneatly, Deportivo Quito was eliminated from the tournament in a 5-4 aggregate loss. He scored one of the goals for Deportivo Quito.[1]

International career[edit]

Luis has been called up to a friendly against Mexico on November 12, 2008. He is expected to be in the starting line-up for Ecuador.[2] He was recently called up to play a quadrangular friendly tournament in Oman.[3]

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