Bolaños celebrating for Emelec in 2015
|Full name||Miller Alejandro Bolaños Reasco|
|Date of birth||1 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Esmeraldas, Ecuador|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2012–2013||→ Chivas USA (loan)||29||(3)|
|2013–2015||→ Emelec (loan)||76||(44)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:11, 31 October 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018
Bolaños began his career in the youth ranks of Caribe Junior. In 2006, he joined Barcelona SC and made his professional debut the same year. In 2009 the promising forward was transferred to LDU Quito. On 29 August 2009 in a 4–0 win over LDU Portoviejo, Bolaños scored the 2,500th goal in LDU Quito's history. He was an important player for LDU Quito during the most glorious period of the club's history as he helped the Ecuadorian club capture the 2010 Serie A title,2009 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2009 and 2010 Recopa Sudamericana.
Loan to Chivas USA
On 11 January 2012 it was announced that Bolaños would be joining Chivas USA in Major League Soccer, accompanying compatriot Oswaldo Minda. On 18 July, he scored his first MLS goal against the Portland Timbers at The Home Depot Center, finishing a Ryan Smith pass for the only goal of the game in the 16th minute.
Loan to Emelec
Miller joined Emelec by loan on the summer of 2013. Though Miller only played 5 league games, he won the 2013 Ecuadorian Serie A season. Miller scored 19 league-goals in 36 games, including 2 goals in the season final match against club-rivals Barcelona SC, winning the 2014 Ecuadorian Serie A. Miller Bolaños became top Striker goal-scorer in the 2014 Copa Sudamericana with 5 goals. During the 2013 season he noticeably formed a successful striking partnership with Denis Stracqualursi which was known affectionately as Straq-Bol by Emelec fans. This was a play on words of Spag-Bol, the Italian pasta dish.
Bolaños represented Ecuador at various youth levels. He participated in the 2007 South American Under-17 Football Championship, helping Ecuador to a 5–4 victory over Brazil.
Bolaños made his debut for Ecuador on 28 March 2015 in a match against Mexico, playing all 90 minutes of the game. Three days later he went on to score his first goal, equalising in a 2–1 friendly loss to Argentina in New Jersey.
Bolaños was selected for the 2015 Copa América in Chile, his first major international tournament. In the opening game against the hosts at the Estadio Nacional, he fouled Arturo Vidal, who consequently scored the first goal of the tournament from the penalty spot as his team defeated Ecuador 2–0. In the second match, he scored from outside the penalty area, albeit in a 2–3 defeat against Bolivia. In the third match in Rancagua, he opened the scoring in a 2–1 victory over Mexico which eliminated the opponents, also setting up the second for Enner Valencia.
- Score and Result list Ecuador's goal tally first
|1.||1 April 2015||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||Argentina||Friendly|
|2.||6 June 2015||Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador||Panama||Friendly|
|3.||15 June 2015||Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, Valparaíso, Chile||Bolivia||2015 Copa América|
|4.||19 June 2015||Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile||Mexico||2015 Copa América|
|5.||8 September 2015||Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Honduras||Friendly|
|6.||13 October 2015||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Bolivia||1–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||8 June 2016||University of Phoenix, Glendale, United States||Peru||2–2||2–2||Copa América Centenario|
|8.||15 November 2016||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Venezuela||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- As of 23 August 2018
|Barcelona SC||2006||Serie A||7||0||–||0||0||–||7||0|
|LDU Quito||2009||Serie A||35||6||–||7||1||–||42||7|
- As of 20 November 2018
|Ecuador national team|
- Serie A Best Player : 2014, 2015
- Serie A top scorer : 2015
- Serie A Assist Leader : 2015
- Copa Sudamericana top scorer : 2014, 2015
His older brother is Álex Bolaños, also a midfielder. He too represented Barcelona and LDU among others, and played internationally for their country.
- Bolaños scores 2,500th goal for LDU
- Bolaños joins Chivas
- "Recap: Bolanos nets for Chivas as Portland falter again". Major League Soccer. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Miller Bolaños happy to join Grêmio after turning down the chance to go to China". Samba Foot. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Fenn, Alec (31 March 2015). "Argentina 2-1 Ecuador: Pastore the hero in Messi's absence". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Vidal and Vargas lead hosts Chile to opening Copa América victory". The Guardian. 12 June 2015.
- "Miler Bolaños anotó golazo desde fuera del área a Bolivia" [Miler Bolaños scored a wondergoal from outside the area against Bolivia]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 15 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Mexico 1-2 Ecuador: Copa America ends in disaster for El Tri". Goal.com. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Bolaños, Miler". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 16 June 2015.