Moisés Caicedo

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Moisés Caicedo
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Caicedo with Brighton & Hove Albion in 2022
Personal information
Full name Moisés Isaac Caicedo Corozo[1]
Date of birth (2001-11-02) 2 November 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 25
Youth career
2014–2019 Independiente del Valle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2021 Independiente del Valle 25 (4)
2021– Brighton & Hove Albion 27 (2)
2021–2022Beerschot (loan) 12 (1)
International career
2020– Ecuador 28 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:15, 4 February 2023 (GMT)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18:25, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Moisés Isaac Caicedo Corozo (born 2 November 2001) is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Ecuador national team.

Professional career[edit]

Independiente del Valle[edit]

Caicedo joined the youth academy of Independiente del Valle at the age of 13, and joined their first team in 2019.[3] Caicedo debuted for Independiente del Valle in a 1–0 Ecuadorian Serie A win over L.D.U. Quito on 1 October 2019.[4]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 1 February 2021, Caicedo joined English side Brighton & Hove Albion on a four and a half year deal, for an undisclosed fee.[5] On 10 February 2021, Caicedo made his first appearance in Brighton’s first-team matchday squad in Brighton’s 1–0 away loss against Leicester City in the FA Cup, where he was an unused substitute.[6]

He made his debut for Brighton on 24 August starting in the EFL Cup second round away fixture at Cardiff City where he set up Andi Zeqiri’s first Albion goal in the 2–0 win.[7]

Beerschot (loan)[edit]

On transfer deadline day of 31 August 2021, Caicedo joined Beerschot of the Belgium top flight on a season-long loan.[8] He scored his first goal on his seventh appearance, a 90+2 minute strike to seal all three points in the 2–0 home win over Genk.[9] On 12 January 2022, due to shortages of central midfielders at Brighton, Caicedo was recalled from his loan and returned to England.[10]

Return to Brighton[edit]

Immediately on his return to Sussex, he was included on the bench where he remained for the 1–1 home draw against bitter rivals Crystal Palace on 15 January.[11] He made his first appearance since returning and second overall for the Albion coming on as a substitute in the 3–1 away loss at Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup fourth round on 5 February.[12] Caicedo made his Premier League debut on 9 April, starting and assisting Enock Mwepu's goal in the 2–1 away win over Arsenal.[13] He scored his first goal for the Albion on 7 May, opening the scoreline in a 4–0 win over Manchester United, with a 15th minute low 25-yard strike.[14]

Caicedo opened his goal account for the 2022–23 season in his and Brighton's sixth match of the season on 4 September, a 5–2 home win over Leicester City.[15] On 27 January 2023, with interest coming in from league leaders Arsenal, Caicedo announced he wanted to leave Brighton in an open letter on Instagram. Stating that, "I am the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. My dream always to be the most decorated player in the history of Ecuador," thanking Albion fans saying they "will always be in my heart."[16] However, Brighton refused to sell the Ecuadorian with the 21-year-old in contract with the Sussex club until the summer of 2025, after telling him to rest until the end of the transfer window. He returned to training on 1 February and returned to action on the 4th, coming on as a substitute in the 1–0 home win over Bournemouth with Roberto De Zerbi telling fans not to criticise the player.[17][18]

International career[edit]

Caicedo debuted for the senior Ecuador national team in a 1–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying loss to Argentina on 9 October 2020.[19] He scored the opening goal in a 4–2 home win over Uruguay on 13 October 2020 at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to ever score in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.[citation needed]

On 14 November, Caicedo was named in Ecuador's 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup alongside Brighton teammates Pervis Estupiñán and Jeremy Sarmiento.[20] In the last group match tie against Senegal on 29 November, Caicedo scored the equaliser that would've seen Ecuador through to the round of 16. However, Kalidou Koulibaly scored for Senegal three minutes later to regain the lead and send the Africans through instead.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 February 2023[22]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Independiente del Valle 2019 Ecuadorian Serie A 3 0 0 0 3 0
2020 Ecuadorian Serie A 22 4 0 0 6[c] 2 28 6
Total 25 4 0 0 6 2 31 6
Brighton & Hove Albion 2020–21 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021–22 Premier League 8 1 1 0 1 0 10 1
2022–23 Premier League 19 1 1 0 2 0 22 1
Total 27 2 2 0 3 0 32 2
Beerschot (loan) 2021–22 Belgian First Division A 12 1 2 1 14 2
Career total 64 7 4 1 3 0 6 2 77 10
  1. ^ Includes FA Cup, Belgian Cup
  2. ^ Includes EFL Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in Copa Libertadores

International[edit]

As of match played 29 November 2022[23]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Ecuador 2020 4 1
2021 13 1
2022 11 1
Total 28 3
As of match played 29 November 2022[23]
Scores and results list Ecuador's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Caicedo goal.
List of international goals scored by Moisés Caicedo
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 October 2020 Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, Quito, Ecuador  Uruguay 1–0 4–2 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 16 November 2021 Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago, Chile  Chile 2–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 29 November 2022 Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar  Senegal 1–1 1–2 2022 FIFA World Cup

Honours[edit]

Independiente Juniors

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squad lists for 2020/21 Premier League". Premier League. 5 February 2021. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Moisés Caicedo: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Moisés Caicedo, la nueva 'joya' que formó el Independiente del Valle". El Comercio.
  4. ^ "Independiente del Valle vs. LDU Quito - 1 October 2019 - Soccerway". ca.soccerway.com.
  5. ^ "Albion complete Caicedo signing". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  6. ^ Hafez, Shamoon. "Leicester City 1–0 Brighton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Cardiff City 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls into Carabao Cup third round - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Moises Caicedo makes loan move to Beerschot". Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 31 August 2021. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  9. ^ "ON COMMITMENT, ENTHIOUSIAM AND CHARACTER TO VICTORY". Beerschot. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Moises Caicedo recalled from Beerschot". Brighton & Hove Albion. 12 January 2022. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace: Late own goal gives Brighton deserved draw - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 14 January 2022. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Tottenham 3-1 Brighton: Harry Kane praises 'brilliant' Antonio Conte as Spurs progress in FA Cup - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 5 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Arsenal 1-2 Brighton: Gunners boss Mikel Arteta 'concerned' by performance in home defeat - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 9 April 2022. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  14. ^ "Brighton 4-0 Manchester United: Big defeat ends United's Champions League hopes". BBC Sport. 7 May 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Brighton 5-2 Leicester: Graham Potter's side maintain excellent start to Premier League season - BBC Sport". BBC Sport Sport. 4 September 2022. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  16. ^ "Moises Caicedo: Brighton midfielder confirms he wants to leave club". BBC Sport. 27 January 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  17. ^ "Moises Caicedo: Brighton midfielder returns to training after failed move". BBC Sport. 1 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  18. ^ "Moises Caicedo: Brighton fans should not 'criticise' midfielder - Roberto de Zerbi". BBC Sport. 3 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  19. ^ "Argentina vs. Ecuador - 9 October 2020". Soccerway.
  20. ^ "Ecuador, el último en entregar la lista de los 26 jugadores convocados para la Copa del Mundo de Qatar 2022" [Ecuador, the last to deliver the list of the 26 players summoned for the Qatar World Cup 2022]. ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). 14 November 2022. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  21. ^ "World Cup 2022: Ecuador 1-2 Sengal - Ismaila Sarr & Kalidou Koulibaly put Africans into last 16 - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 29 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  22. ^ Moisés Caicedo at Soccerway
  23. ^ a b "Moisés Caicedo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 8 June 2021.

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