Roberto Miña

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Roberto Mina
Personal information
Full name Roberto Javier Mina Mercado
Date of birth (1984-11-07) November 7, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
Youth career
1999–03 LDU (Loja)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Huracán 3 (1)
2003 Emelec 2 (0)
2004 El Nacional 23 (1)
2005–2007 FC Dallas 37 (10)
2008 Belgrano de Cordoba 0 (0)
2009 Deportivo Olmedo 2 (0)
2010 Macará 25 (7)
Emelec 0 (0)
National team
2002–2007 Ecuador 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:32, 13 July 2006 (UTC).

Roberto Javier Mina Mercado (born November 7, 1984) is an Ecuadorian soccer striker who plays for Emelec in the Serie A de Ecuador.

Club career[edit]

Prior joining Belgrano, Mina played for FC Dallas in MLS, Emelec, Deportivo Quevedo, LDU (Loja), and El Nacional in his native Ecuador, as well as for Huracán in Argentina. Mina scored seven league goals for Dallas in his first year in MLS. Mina missed a good portion of the 2006 season with an injury to his knee; as a result, he finished with only 16 appearances (of which nine were starts) and three goals. The following season, Mina's injuries woes continued and he was ruled out for the entire season after straining his knee in a pre-season friendly. [1] Due to these injuries Mina's contract was not extended. In Spring of 2008 he returned to Argentina to join first division club Gimnasia jujuy according to local media, however the suspected move never became reality. At the end of the summer and after a few months without a club Mina joined second division Argentine club Belgrano de Cordoba as a promising attacking option for Belgrano in the current Nacional B promotion Championship.

On December 2010 he was signed once again by Ecuadorian giants Emelec in a 2-year contract.

International career[edit]

Mina has appeared for Ecuador national football team on various youth levels, and got his first senior cap during the 2002-03 season. He has appeared in 12 matches for the senior team.[1]