Miller Bolaños

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Miller Bolaños
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Bolaños celebrating for Emelec in 2015
Personal information
Full name Miller Alejandro Bolaños Reasco
Date of birth (1990-06-01) June 1, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Emelec
Number 23
Youth career
2003–2006 Caribe Junior
2006 Barcelona SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Barcelona SC 37 (4)
2009–2013 LDU Quito 80 (18)
2012–2013 Chivas USA (loan) 29 (3)
2013– Emelec 58 (44)
National team
2007 Ecuador U17
2015– Ecuador 7 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bolaños and the second or maternal family name is Reasco.

Miller Alejandro Bolaños Reasco (born June 1, 1990 in Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a striker for Emelec of Ecuador.

Club career[edit]

LDU Quito[edit]

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 August 29, 2009 in a 4–0 win over LDU Portoviejo, Bolaños scored the 2,500th goal in LDU Quito's history.[1] 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[edit]

On January 11, 2012 it was announced that Bolaños would be joining Chivas USA in Major League Soccer, accompanying compatriot Oswaldo Minda.[2] On July 18, 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.[3]

Loan to Emelec[edit]

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.

International career[edit]

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 March 28, 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.[4]

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.[5] In the second match, he scored from outside the penalty area, albeit in a 2–3 defeat against Bolivia.[6] 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.[7]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result list Ecuador's goal tally first[8]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 April 2015 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States  Argentina
1–1
1–2
Friendly
2. 6 June 2015 Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil, Ecuador  Panama
1–0
4–0
Friendly
3. 15 June 2015 Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, Valparaíso, Chile  Bolivia
2–3
2–3
2015 Copa América
4. 19 June 2015 Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile  Mexico
1–0
2–1
2015 Copa América

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of March 19, 2015
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona SC 2006 Serie A 7 0 0 0 7 0
2007 Serie A 15 3 0 0 15 3
2008 Serie A 15 1 0 0 15 1
Total 37 4 0 0 37 4
LDU Quito 2009 Serie A 35 6 7 1 42 7
2010 Serie A 24 9 7 1 31 10
2011 Serie A 21 3 9 1 30 4
Total 80 18 23 3 103 21
Chivas USA 2012 MLS 24 3 1 0 0 0 25 3
2013 MLS 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Total 29 3 2 0 0 0 31 3
Emelec 2013 Serie A 5 0 3 1 8 1
2014 Serie A 36 19 12 5 48 24
2015 Serie A 18 12 9 6 27 18
Total 59 31 24 12 83 43
Career total 205 56 2 0 47 15 254 71

National team[edit]

Ecuador national team
Year Apps Goals
2015 7 4
Total 7 4

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

LDU Quito

Emelec

Individual[edit]

Emelec

Personal life[edit]

His older brother is Álex Bolaños, also a midfielder. He too represented Barcelona and LDU among others, and played internationally for their country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolaños scores 2,500th goal for LDU
  2. ^ Bolaños joins Chivas
  3. ^ "Recap: Bolanos nets for Chivas as Portland falter again". Major League Soccer. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Fenn, Alec (31 March 2015). "Argentina 2-1 Ecuador: Pastore the hero in Messi's absence". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Vidal and Vargas lead hosts Chile to opening Copa América victory". The Guardian. 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Miller Bolaños anotó golazo desde fuera del área a Bolivia" [Miller Bolaños scored a wondergoal from outside the area against Bolivia]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 15 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Mexico 1-2 Ecuador: Copa America ends in disaster for El Tri". Goal.com. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bolaños, Miller". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 

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