|Full name||Arrinton Narciso Mina Villalba|
|Date of birth||25 November 1982 (age 31)|
|Place of birth||San Lorenzo, Ecuador|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|2009||→ Huracán (loan)||0||(0)|
|2010||→ Chornomorets (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
In March joined Chornomorets Odessa in the Ukrainian Premier League on a 3 month loan until the end of the season with an option to prolong his contract based on his performances.
In 2012, Mina rejoined Barcelona. Mina scored his first two goals in a game against Deportivo Cuenca. He finished the 2012 Ecuadorian Serie A season as top goal-scorer, with thirty goals to his name, the second highest global tally by a South American. His thirty goals was the most scored by a Barcelona player in a single season, which helped Barcelona secure its fourteenth title, not having won a league title since 1997.
On 3 December 2012 Narciso Mina was signed by Mexican club América. He finished the Clausura 2013 without any goals scored, mainly appearing as a substitute. He was however the top scorer in the Copa MX tournament with eight goals.
Mina scored his first league goal on 3 August in a 3–0 win against Atlas at the Estadio Azteca. He dedicated the goal to former América teammate and national team striker Christian Benítez, who died on 29 July. On 10 August he scored his second goal in three games played against Atlante in a 4–2 win in Cancún. Mina finished the Apertura tournament with five goals, though in his final match against Club León, which was also the league final, he was subbed off after a bad performance in which he missed four goal scoring opportunities. He was booed off the field and replaced by Luis Gabriel Rey.
On 18 December 2013 Mina was sold to Atlante.
Style of play
Narciso Mina is considered a well rounded striker. He excels at heading and finishing. Due to his lack of speed and mobility, he typically stays up for counter-attacks. As of June 2013 he is considered one of the best Ecuadorian strikers.
|1.||August 15, 2012||Citi Field, New York City, United States||Chile||1–0||3–0||International Friendly|
- Barcelona SC
- Narciso Mina Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Narciso Mina at National-Football-Teams.com
- Narciso Mina at FFU.org.ua (Ukrainian)