Omar de Jesús

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Omar de Jesus
Personal information
Full name Omar Andres de Jesus Borja
Date of birth (1976-02-29) 29 February 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona Sporting Club
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2002 SD Aucas 289 (13)
2003–2007 El Nacional 163 (7)
2008–present Barcelona SC 67 (2)
National team
2006– Ecuador 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 July 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2010

Omar Andres de Jesus Borja (born 29 February 1976 in Quito, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays club football for Barcelona Sporting Club of Guayaquil.

Club career[edit]

He started his career with Sociedad Deportiva Aucas, and went on to feature in over 280 caps for the Quito side. In 2002, he switched to rivals Club Deportivo El Nacional, the military team. It was here where he began to impress with his speed and accurate passing skills. He was for a long time considered Ecuador's best right-back, alongside Ulises de la Cruz.

In December 2007, Omar transferred, alongside seven other national players, to Barcelona SC, .[1]

International career[edit]

He began playing for Ecuador national team in 2006 under Colombian coach Luis Fernando Suarez. He also featured in several early 2006 friendlies in preparation for the Copa América 2007. de Jesus has currently made 5 appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, starting against Peru, Argentina, and Colombia. Uruguay and Venezuela


  1. ^ "Ecuador soccer hit by multi-million-dollar transfer frenzy". People's Daily Online. 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 

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