Luis Bolaños

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Luis Bolaños
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Bolaños León
Date of birth (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Quito, Ecuador
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Wing Forward
Club information
Current team
Fuerza Amarilla
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2005 LDU Quito
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 LDU Quito 85 (13)
2005–2006 Macará (loan) 56 (9)
2009 Santos 0 (0)
2009–2011 Internacional 13 (3)
2010 Barcelona SC (loan) 35 (7)
2011–2016 LDU Quito 87 (14)
2012 Atlas (loan) 10 (0)
2013 San Martín SJ (loan) 12 (0)
2014 Chivas USA (loan) 3 (0)
2015 Deportivo Cuenca (loan) 32 (9)
2017– Fuerza Amarilla 7 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Ecuador 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 17, 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bolaños and the second or maternal family name is León.

Luis Alberto Chucho Bolaños León (born March 27, 1985 in Quito) is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who currently plays for Fuerza Amarilla.

Club career[edit]

Chucho as he is nicknamed has only received international recognition in recent years, during his performance in the 2008 Copa Libertadores with his former team LDU Quito. He was part of the starting line-up for LDU Quito that won the 2008 Copa Libertadores and has since won legend status in Ecuador's capital.

Bolaños made a great performance in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He scored on a beautiful free kick against Pachuca in Liga's 2-0 victory in the semi finals. Liga lost the final to Manchester United 1-0.

On January 8, "El Chucho" signed for Santos in Brazil for the 2009 season.[1] However, he failed to make any impact and after only four months at the club, decided to terminate his contract.

He signed for Internacional on 11 May 2009.[2] He scored a hat trick for Internacional in one of his debut against Coritiba.

On December 21, Bolaños signed for Barcelona in Ecuador for a one year loan for the 2010 season.[3]

On his debut day on February 13, Bolaños scored his first goal with Barcelona from a 30 meters distance shot.[4]

International career[edit]

He has been called up several times by Ecuador for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers. He has made good performances with Ecuador, mainly against Argentina and Colombia. He was called once again to play against Chile and Venezuela.


On February 25, 2011, Bolaños was attacked by two unknown assailants in an attempted robbery outside Quicentro, a shopping mall in northern Quito. During the attack, Bolaños was shot once in his right shoulder and once in his right arm. He was hospitalized and out of any serious danger.[5]


LDU Quito



  1. ^ "Santos contrata meio-campista equatoriano Luis Bolaños, da LDU" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Inter Capture Ecuador Star Luis Bolanos". 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Luis Bolaños fue presentado en Barcelona" (in Spanish). Radio CRE Satelital. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Bolaños y Samudio le dan el triunfo al Barcelona" (in Spanish). Radio CRE Satelital. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  5. ^ "'Chucho' Bolaños fue herido en Quito" ['Chucho' Bolaños was injured in Quito] (in Spanish). El Comercio. February 25, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]