Máximo Banguera

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Máximo Banguera
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Personal information
Full name Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso
Date of birth (1985-12-16) December 16, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 1
Youth career
2003–2004 ESPOLI
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 ESPOLI 107 (0)
2009– Barcelona 306 (4)
National team
2008– Ecuador 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 February 2017

Máximo Orlando Banguera Valdivieso (born December 16, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador), known as Máximo Banguera, is a goalkeeper who plays in the Ecuadorian Serie A and the Ecuador national team.

International career[edit]

Banguera was called up to play against Mexico on November 2008. He played all of the ninety minutes and performed well.

After Marcelo Elizaga's retirement following the 2011 Copa America, Banguera was consolidated as the first choice Goalkeeper for Ecuador. Due to injuries, he was only able to start a few games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Eventually losing his starting spot to LDU Quito's Alexander Domínguez.

Due to his declining performances even before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he was eventually replaced by Ecuadorian-naturalized Goalkeepers, Librado Azcona and Esteban Dreer. Subsequently Banguera was left out of the 2015 Copa America Squad.

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Club[edit]

Barcelona

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