Diego Calderón

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Diego Calderón
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Calderón Espinoza
Date of birth (1986-10-26) October 26, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Quito, Ecuador
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left Back / Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number --
Youth career
2003–2005 LDU Quito
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 LDU Quito 210 (4)
2006 Deportivo Azogues (loan) 11 (0)
2013 Colorado Rapids 4 (0)
2014 LDU Quito 12 (0)
2015 Barcelona 0 (0)
National team
2011– Ecuador 5 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 14, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 15, 2012
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Calderón and the second or maternal family name is Espinoza.

Diego Armando Calderón Espinoza (born October 26, 1986 in Quito) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays for the Barcelona. He was part of the squad who won the 2008 Copa Libertadores with Liga de Quito.

Club career[edit]

Calderón participated in LDU Quito's campaign in the Copa Libertadores 2008. He made great defensive displays against many of Liga's opponents. However, he sustained an injury during the Round of 16 and was replaced by Renán Calle for the rest of the tournament. His team became the first Ecuadorian team to win the Copa Libertadores.

Calderón again became a regular starter during Liga's campaign in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He played both games against Pachuca and Manchester United. Although Liga was able to defeat Pachuca 2-0 in the semifinals, they lost the final to Manchester United, 1-0. He and the rest of his team had a good, solid performance throughout the tournament. He was loaned to the Colorado Rapids in advance of the 2013 season,[1] although he missed much of the season following knee surgery.[2]


LDU Quito

Deportivo Azogues


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