|Full name||Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty|
|Date of birth||24 October 1977|
|Place of birth||Santo Domingo, Ecuador|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Center Forward|
|2000||→ Puebla (loan)||17||(4)|
|2000–2001||→ Valladolid (loan)||23||(6)|
|2002||→ Porto (loan)||0||(0)|
|2002||→ Barcelona SC (loan)||8||(4)|
|2004||→ Crystal Palace (loan)||4||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Argentinos Juniors (loan)||13||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2013.
Kaviedes is known as a striker with wonderful touch, great vision, passing range and a keen eye for goal. Although not particularly strong in the air, Kaviedes has scored spectacular overhead goals in his career. One remembered well even to this day was the bicycle kick he did with his back turned against FC Barcelona while playing for Real Valladolid. This goal was voted as the goal of the year.
Kaviedes rose to fame after scoring 43 goals in one season for Emelec in the 1998 Ecuadorian league. This led to a move to Perugia in the Italian Serie A. Kaviedes was unsuccessful there, since then he had journeyed around the world playing for a number of clubs in Europe, Mexico, and South America, even returning to his homeland.
After a brief spell in Deportivo Quito, Kaviedes signed with FA Premier League club Crystal Palace, and became the third Ecuadorian to play in the Premier League. He arrived at the club for a fee of reputedly £2,000,000, though there is confusion over whether he was signed on loan or on a full transfer. However, Kaviedes did not fit into Crystal Palace or with Manager Iain Dowie's 4–5–1 formation. He was transferred out of the club in the 2004/05 winter transfer window.
After the 2006 FIFA World Cup he transferred from Argentinos Juniors in Argentina for El Nacional in his homeland, 2006 Ecuadorian League Champions. In his first official game for the club, he scored an impressive four goals. He scored 14 goals in 2007. Ivan has transferred to LDU Quito for the 2008 season. After two games and one goal for the club, Kaviedes had a row with the directors of the Quito club and did not make an appearance for them for the rest of 2008. In 2009, he began to train again with LDU Portoviejo, but never signed with the club. At the end of 2009, Kaviedes was in a rehabilitation clinic for a couple of months. Because of unsportsmanlike conduct, Macara cancelled his contract and Kaviedes was searching for a club in Turkey or Lebanon.
In 2010, after almost two years of last playing as a professional, he was signed by Macará of Ambato. In his third game for the club on 28 February against Universidad Católica, Kaviedes scored his first professional goal in 743 days. By the end of the day, he scored a hat-trick to give Macará their first win of the season.
Kaviedes is always remembered for scoring in Ecuador's 1–1 draw with Uruguay in 2001 during the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, which allowed Ecuador to qualify for the first time ever to a FIFA World Cup.
He was part of the Ecuadorian national team that played at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. He inherited the number 10 shirt for Ecuador after Alex Aguinaga's retirement, although it has been worn by Felipe Caicedo among a few others.
Kaviedes played for Ecuador during the 2006 World Cup, defeating Poland 2–0 in the opening match, and Costa Rica 3–0. It was in this game that El Nine (his nickname) scored his first World Cup goal, from a cross by Edison Mendez. Kaviedes' celebration involved donning a yellow Spider-Man mask and raising his arms – mimicking his late team-mate Otilino Tenorio's trademark goal celebration, who was killed in a car crash in 2005. "Otilino is accompanying us from heaven," Kaviedes later said. That goal helped Ecuador qualify to the second round alongside host Germany in Group A. As of 2008 he also has scored two goals in the qualifying campaign for his country.
- "Ecuador's Kaviedes leaves Palace". BBC SPORT. 11 January 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
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