Damián Lanza

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Damián Lanza
Personal information
Full name Damián Enrique Lanza Moyano
Date of birth (1982-04-10) 10 April 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Cuenca, Ecuador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Deportivo Cuenca[1] 34 (1)
2006 Aucas 17 (0)
2007 Arezzo 2 (0)
2007–2009 Genoa 0 (0)
2010 Olmedo 16 (0)
2011 Manta FC 29 (0)
2012– Barcelona 21 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Ecuador 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 August 2006
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Lanza and the second or maternal family name is Moyano.

Damián Enrique Lanza Moyano (born April 10, 1982) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Barcelona in the Ecuador Serie A. Lanza was born in Cuenca and is half Argentinian, through his father.


Lanza began his career in Argentina in Buenos Aires, but failed to make an impact and returned to Ecuador where he has enjoyed more success with Deportivo Cuenca and Aucas. He was in the Ecuador national team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Lanza was considered a surprise selection for the national team by the coach Luis Fernando Suárez.

He successively moved to Europe during the 2006-2007 winter transfer season, joining Italian Serie B club Arezzo. On April 6, 2007 Lanza made his first start for Arezzo against Brescia. His second came the game after against Vicenza Calcio. He however failed to become a regular with the amaranto and was successively released for free following Arezzo's relegation to Serie C1.

On September 28, 2007 he joined the ranks of Genoa C.F.C. in a free transfer as third-choice goalkeeper. More recently, he was offered a trial at Polish side Wisła Kraków which failed to materialise into any sort of deal. In September, 2009 he joined Emelec as a third choice goalkeeper.



Deportivo Cuenca


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