José Cifuentes

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José Cifuentes
Personal information
Full name José Adoni Cifuentes Charcopa[1]
Date of birth (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Los Angeles FC
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Universidad Católica 6 (1)
2017–2019América de Quito (loan) 68 (7)
2020– Los Angeles FC 83 (13)
International career
2019 Ecuador U20 16 (2)
2019– Ecuador U23 2 (0)
2019– Ecuador 13 (0)
Honours
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22 October 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 07:33, 30 November 2022

José Adoni Cifuentes Charcopa (born 12 March 1999) is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC and the Ecuador national team.[3]

Club career[edit]

In January 2020, Cifuentes joined Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC for a reported fee of $3 million, signing a four-year contract.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Cifuentes represented the Ecuadorian under-20 team at the 2019 South American U-20 Championship, which Ecuador won, and the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where Ecuador finished third. In the latter tournament Cifuentes scored the opening goal in a 2-1 victory over the United States.[6]

He made his senior debut for Ecuador on 6 September 2019 in a match against Peru.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 November 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Universidad Católica 2016[8] Ecuadorian Serie A 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2017[8] 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
América de Quito (loan) 2017[8] Ecuadorian Serie B 22 2 0 0 22 2
2018[8] 29 5 0 0 29 5
2019[8] Ecuadorian Serie A 17 0 0 0 17 0
Total 68 7 0 0 0 0 68 7
Los Angeles FC 2020[9] Major League Soccer 18 1 0 0 3[a] 0 21 1
2021 32 5 32 5
Career total 124 13 0 0 3 0 127 13
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in CONCACAF Champions League

Honours[edit]

Los Angeles FC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Squad list: Ecuador (ECU)" (PDF). FIFA. 15 November 2022. p. 10. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  2. ^ "José Cifuentes". Los Angeles FC. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  3. ^ José Cifuentes at Soccerway
  4. ^ "Las ofertas por José Cifuentes no satisfacen a Universidad Católica" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  5. ^ "LAFC Signs 20-Year-Old Midfielder José Cifuentes". LAFC.com. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Cifuentes: I never gave up on my dream". FIFA.com. 9 June 2019. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  7. ^ "PERU VS. ECUADOR 0 - 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "José Cifuentes". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  9. ^ "José Cifuentes - MLS Soccer".