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|Full name||Alex Renato Ibarra Mina|
|Date of birth||20 January 1991|
|Place of birth||Ambuquí, Ecuador|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 June 2015 (UTC).
Alex Renato Ibarra Mina (born 20 January 1991 in Ambuquí, Imbabura), more commonly known as Renato Ibarra, is an Ecuadorian football Winger who plays for Eredivisie club Vitesse and the Ecuadorian national team.
He had been playing throughout his youth at the Ecuadorian team El Nacional. Ibarra's debut came in on May 17, 2009 in a 3-0 win over CD Olmedo. His first career goal and first goal for El Nacional came on March 9, 2011, a 30-meter long shot that was to be vital goal in a 1-0 win over Independiente Jose Teran. He would go on to score 2 more goals for El "Nacho", against Deportivo Cuenca and Imbabura. A great showing in the Ecuadorian Serie A and at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup have gained him interest from several European clubs, such as Chelsea and Vitesse, the latter signing him in the summer of 2011. He would finish his career for El Nacional having played 31 games and scoring 3 goals.
On 8 July 2011 Vitesse acquired Renato Ibarra's services for a contract of three years at the club. His debut came on November 27, 2011 in a 0-0 draw versus FC Twente. He scored his debut goal for Vitesse on March 16, 2012, in a 2-0 win against SC Heracles. His second goal came on April 15, 2012, in a 1-0 victory over ADO Den Haag. His third and final goal of the season came against RKC Waalwijk on May 20. He would finish his debut season with 3 goals in 23 league games played, and became part of the squad's starting line-up.
Renato's season debut was on August 18, 2012 in a 1-0 win over FC Zwolle, where he scored the only goal. On November 3, Renato curved a beautiful cross for Wilfried Bony's second goal in a 2-0 away win against AFC Ajax, ending their unbeaten run in all competitions. In just several games he's become an influential winger for Vitesse, assisting Wilfried Bony with great accurate crosses. On December 19, Renato scored a double in Vitesse's historic 10-1 cup-match win over ADO '20. On January 27 of 2013, Renato scored the winning goal in a vital and thrilling 3-2 home win against Dutch giants AFC Ajax. On April 6, Renato scored his 3rd goal of the season, in a 3-0 home win over NAC Breda, dribbling past 3 defenders to score the 2nd goal of the match. Renato finished the season having scored a total of 5 goals in all competitions for Vitesse.
Renato scored his first goal of the season on August 4, in his season debut match, winning 3-1 against Heracles at home stadium.
Ibarra was part of the Ecuadorian squad which played at the 2011 South American U-20 Championship, qualifying 4th for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The Squad went on to reach the Round of 16, being defeated by France.
- As of April 18, 2015
1 Including matches played in Eredivisie European play-offs.