Alexander Domínguez

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Alexander Domínguez
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Domínguez with Ecuador in the 2014 World Cup against Honduras
Personal information
Full name Alexander Domínguez Carabalí
Date of birth (1987-06-05) June 5, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Monterrey
Number 22
Youth career
2006 Esmeraldas Club
2006–2009 LDU Quito
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2016 LDU Quito 292 (0)
2016– Monterrey 9 (0)
National team
2011– Ecuador 42 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 15, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 16, 2016

Alexander Domínguez Carabalí (born June 5, 1987) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for Monterrey in the Liga MX.

Club career[edit]

LDU Quito[edit]

Domínguez played for LDU Quito from 2006 to 2016, taking over the starting spot from José Francisco Cevallos. He won two Ecuadorian Serie A titles, the 2008 Copa Libertadores, and the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.[2]

Domínguez is one of the top 300 goalkeepers in the world, the third highest ranked Ecuadorian, and the highest ranked active Ecuadorian in terms of time spent without conceding a goal. From 2 September 2007 to 28 October 2007, he went 719 minutes without conceding a goal.[citation needed] He is nicknamed "Dida", after the Brazilian keeper of the same name.[3]

Monterrey[edit]

On June 22, 2016 it was confirmed that Domínguez would be joining Monterrey.[4]

International career[edit]

Domínguez is a former Ecuadorian youth international, who represented the country at the 2007 South American U-20 Championship.[2]

Domínguez received his first call-ups for the senior Ecuador national football team in May 2010 for friendlies against Mexico and South Korea. However, he remained an unused substitute. Because of club-related commitments, he would not receive another call-up until February 2011 for a friendly against Honduras. Again, he was an unused substitute. Manager Reinaldo Rueda finally gave Domínguez his first cap on 26 March 2011 in a 2–0 friendly defeat to Colombia.[2] At the 2011 Copa América, he served as back-up to Marcelo Elizaga.

He established himself as Ecuador's first choice goalkeeper during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, making 12 appearances for La Tri.[2]

On June 2014, Domínguez was named in Ecuador's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[5] On 15 June, he made his FIFA World Cup debut in a 2–1 defeat to Switzerland at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília.[6]

On June 25th, 2014, Domínguez was named Man of the Match vs. France on Ecuador's final match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Domínguez Kept a Clean Sheet and stopped shots from the likes of Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, and Olivier Giroud.[7][8][9]

Honors[edit]

LDU Quito

References[edit]

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