Rorys Aragón

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Rorys Aragón
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Personal information
Full name Rorys Andrés Aragón Espinoza
Date of birth (1982-06-28) 28 June 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Sociedad Deportivo Quito
Number 1
Youth career
1999–2002 Emelec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Emelec 110 (0)
2004–2006 El Nacional 16 (0)
2006–2009 Standard Liège 73 (0)
2009 Diyarbakırspor 10 (0)
2010 El Nacional 24 (0)
2011– Barcelona SC 4 (0)
National team
2007– Ecuador 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:32, 23 August 2010 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:01, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Rorys Andrés Aragón Espinoza (born 28 June 1982), commonly known as Rorys Aragón, is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who currently plays for Barcelona and the Ecuador national team.

Club career[edit]

Aragon has played his club football in Ecuadorian power Club Sport Emelec from 2001-2004 in his hometown of Guayaquil, where he has impressed in the domestic league as well as international tournaments at club level. He left the club, due to its financial situation and as it was releasing its firm power over the tournament. Rorys then joined El Nacional de Quito from 2004–2006, and although he wished to have more playing time, he was often watching from the sidelines, as he failed to dislodge the club's number one goalkeeper, former national team member Geovanny Ibarra.

He has since then been successful in joining the Belgian giants, Standard Liège, although whether he was bought our loaned out from Inter Milan remains a mystery as of press time. He was Standard's number one goalkeeper.

In a 2008 league match against K.A.A. Gent, he copied Colombian legendary goalkeeper René Higuita's renowned scorpion kick, paying homage to the once breathtaking move performed last by Higuita in a friendly with England national team.[1] Aragon was let go on his contract from Liege and recently signed a 2-year contract with Turkish club Diyarbakirspor He became the first Ecuadorian to play in Süper Lig.

He recently went back to Ecuador and signed for Club Deportivo El Nacional

International career[edit]

Rorys originally made a name for himself as a youngster in the unique South American Youth Championship tournament, where his excellent goal keeping abilities were present for South American to see. He was considered Ecuador national team's outstanding player of the tournament, making acrobatic saves and well time dashes and stops. He has been known however to make critical comments of his team and for accusing Luis Chiriboga Acosta, the president of FEF.

Although he has not played in either of Ecuador's FIFA World Cup appearances, he could be considered one of the countries top keepers, and his move to Europe has improved his chances of making more appearances for the Ecuador national team. He made his debut on 2007-03-25 in a friendly against the United States, followed by a game against Mexico national team. He has recently been recalled to the national team as an emergency replacement for the injured Marcelo Elizaga for upcoming friendly matches against Mexico and Venezuela by new coach Reinaldo Rueda alongside Máximo Banguera.


  1. ^ "Tribute paid to Higuita's scorpion kick". SportsScene. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 

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