Mena with Ecuador in 2015
|Full name||Ángel Israel Mena Delgado|
|Date of birth||January 21, 1988|
|Place of birth||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2010||→ Deportivo Cuenca (loan)||30||(5)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2020
Mena had extended his contract until 2017 with Club Sport Emelec. He played in 129 games for the national championship and scored 25 goals, according to records of the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF).
After scoring 14 goals as Emelec won the 2014 championship, Mena extended his contract with the club for two years in February 2015. Mena scored the first goal in the 2014 Ecuadorian Serie A season final match against Barcelona SC, winning 3–0.
In April 2014, being in Emelec, Mena was first called up to the Ecuador national football team, led by coach Reinaldo Rueda, for a microcycle. Mena was called for Ecuador's provisional 30-man squad for World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Later in 2014, the interim coach of the Ecuadorian national team, Sixto Vizuete called up Mena to play friendly matches against Bolivia and Brazil. However, Mena suffered an injury that prevented him playing with the national team.
- As of match played 20 May 2019
|Deportivo Cuenca (loan)||2010||Serie A||30||5||—||0||0||30||5|
|Cruz Azul||2016–17||Liga MX||16||5||4||2||0||0||20||7|
- As of 17 November 2020
- Scores and results list Ecuador's goal tally first.
|1.||24 March 2016||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Paraguay||2–2||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||9 June 2019||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States||Mexico||1–1||2–3||Friendly|
|3.||24 June 2019||Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Japan||1–1||1–1||2019 Copa América|
|4.||13 October 2019||Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Alicante, Spain||Argentina||1–3||1–6||Friendly|
|5.||12 November 2020||Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia||Bolivia||2–1||3–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||17 November 2020||Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, Quito, Ecuador||Colombia||2–0||6–1|
- Serie A Assist Leader: 2014
- Liga MX Top Scorer: Clausura 2019
- Liga MX Offensive Midfielder of the Year: 2018–19
- Liga MX Best XI: Clausura 2019, Guardianes 2020
Mena is married to Shirley Posligua with whom he has two daughters. He and his family are devout Christians. Mena is good friends with fellow footballer Joao Rojas with whom he shared a locker while at Emelec, the fact that Rojas played for Cruz Azul was a significant factor in motivating Mena to join the club.
- "Ángel Mena: "Quiero conquistar más cosas importantes con Emelec"". El Comercio (in Spanish). Jan 15, 2014. Retrieved Mar 7, 2015.
- Universo, El (Feb 24, 2015). "Ángel Mena seguirá en Emelec hasta el 2017". El Universo (in Spanish). Retrieved Mar 7, 2015.
- "El 'Ángel' se queda en Emelec" (in Spanish). El Telegrafo. 25 February 2015.
- "Golazo de Ángel Mena con el Cruz Azul". El Universo. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "Valencia named in Ecuador World Cup squad". ITV – Player, TV Guide, ITV, ITV2, catchup, X Factor, Vera, Coronation Street, Emmerdale. May 14, 2014. Retrieved Mar 7, 2015.
- juarango, Juan Arango – (Aug 22, 2014). "Ecuador makes callup for Bolivia and Brazil friendlies". Soccerly. Retrieved Mar 7, 2015.
- Ángel Mena at Soccerway. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
- "Ángel Mena". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- De la Cruz, Luis (16 December 2020). "Liga MX: León, Pumas y Cruz Azul se 'roban' el 11 ideal del Guardianes 2020". SoyFutbol.com (in Spanish).
- "Ángel Mena alista su viaje a México" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2017.