|Full name||Luis Alberto Bolaños León|
|Date of birth||27 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Quito, Ecuador|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Wing Forward|
|2005–2006||→ Macará (loan)||56||(9)|
|2010||→ Barcelona SC (loan)||35||(7)|
|2012||→ Atlas (loan)||10||(0)|
|2013||→ San Martín SJ (loan)||12||(0)|
|2014||→ Chivas USA (loan)||3||(0)|
|2015||→ Deportivo Cuenca (loan)||32||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 17, 2017.
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.
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.
- "Santos contrata meio-campista equatoriano Luis Bolaños, da LDU" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Inter Capture Ecuador Star Luis Bolanos". Goal.com. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- "Luis Bolaños fue presentado en Barcelona" (in Spanish). Radio CRE Satelital. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- "Bolaños y Samudio le dan el triunfo al Barcelona" (in Spanish). Radio CRE Satelital. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
- "'Chucho' Bolaños fue herido en Quito" ['Chucho' Bolaños was injured in Quito] (in Spanish). El Comercio. February 25, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
- Luis Bolaños at National-Football-Teams.com