Walter Ayoví

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Walter Ayoví
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Ayoví playing for Ecuador in 2015
Personal information
Full name Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo
Date of birth (1979-08-11) 11 August 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Camarones, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left Midfielder, Leftback
Club information
Current team
Monterrey
Number 20
Youth career
2000–2001 Rocafuerte
Emelec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Emelec 87 (8)
2003–2005 Barcelona SC 102 (17)
2004–2005 Al Wasl (loan) 14 (7)
2006–2008 El Nacional 94 (12)
2009–2013 Monterrey 174 (13)
2013–2015 Pachuca 73 (4)
2015 Sinaloa 14 (1)
2016– Monterrey 34 (1)
National team
2001– Ecuador[1] 121 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈwalteɾ aˈʝoβi]; born 11 August 1979 in Camarones, Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian footballer. He plays for C.F. Monterrey of the Liga MX. He previously played as a left winger for Club Deportivo El Nacional in the Ecuadorian league and plays in the Ecuadorian national team, primarily in left defense. He is the cousin of fellow footballer Jaime Ayoví, who also plays in the Ecuadorian national team.[2] He also holds Mexican citizenship.[3]

Club career[edit]

Emelec[edit]

Ayoví was transferred to Barcelona Sporting Club from Emelec on 23 January 2002, for an undisclosed amount. Despite rumours linking him to several European club sides, including Arminia Bielefeld and Mainz 05 of the German Bundesliga, Ayoví remained on Barcelona's squad until 2006.

El Nacional[edit]

When he was transferred to El Nacional. In between contracts he has also played for the Al Wasl Club in Dubai, the UAE.

Monterrey[edit]

On 7 January 2009 rumors said that Club de Futbol Monterrey were interested in signing him. He was loaned to CF Monterrey shortly after, then made his debut on 6 February 2009 scoring his first goal on the 4th Week match against Estudiantes Tecos.

On 29 March 2009 CF Monterrey took their option to purchase Ayoví after a spectacular game between Ecuador and Brazil. He renewed his Monterrey contract December 2011, with his future firmly set on the club.

Pachuca[edit]

On July 15, 2015, after 2 seasons with Pachuca, his former team came to terms and agreed to release Ayoví.[4]

Dorados de Sinaloa[edit]

On July 26, 2015, it was confirmed that Ayoví had signed for newly ascended team, Dorados de Sinaloa, to join his compatriots Marcos Caicedo, Segundo Castillo, and Christian Suárez.[5]

Return to Monterrey[edit]

On December 9, 2015, it was confirmed that Ayoví would be returning to the Rayados de Monterrey.[6]

International career[edit]

Ayoví was called up to the final squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in Japan and South Korea. Being one of the youngest members in that Ecuador team, he did not make an appearance in that tournament. He was a regular in the Ecuadorian national team that qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany but this time, surprisingly, he was not included in the final World Cup squad.

He was, however, called up to participate in the 2007 Copa América and scored a free kick against Colombia in a pre-tournament friendly. His two appearances Copa América came as a substitute against Mexico and as a starter against Brazil.

Ayoví became an important fixture in the Ecuador side that is competing in the CONMEBOL 2010 World Cup qualifiers. He solidified his starting position with a double against neighbors Peru in a 5–1 victory. On 11 June 2009, he scored against Argentina, leading Ecuador to a 2–0 win.[7]

During the CONMEBOL 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Ayoví played in all 16 of the qualifying games for Ecuador,[8] helping the team to qualify for the tournament finals in Brazil. Ayoví went on to play in every minute of Ecuador's World Cup campaign, starting at left back in the team's three Group E matches.

On 31 March 2015, Ayoví was capped for the 100th time by Ecuador in a 2–1 friendly loss to Argentina in New Jersey.[9] Later that year, he was included in Ecuador's squad for the 2015 Copa América[10] and captained La Tri in the opening match of the tournament, a 2–0 loss to hosts Chile in Santiago.[11]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 June 2007 Estadio de La Condomina, Cartagena, Spain  Colombia 0–1 3–1 International Friendly
2 21 November 2007 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Peru 1–0 5–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 21 November 2007 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Peru 4–0 5–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 26 March 2008 Estadio La Cocha, Latacunga, Ecuador  Haiti 2–1 3–1 International Friendly
5 10 June 2009 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Argentina 1–0 2–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 17 November 2010 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Venezuela 3–0 4–1 International friendly
7 17 November 2010 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador  Venezuela 4–0 4–1 International friendly
8 29 May 2013 FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, United States  Germany 2–4 2–4 International friendly

Honors[edit]

Ayoví at the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup for CF Monterrey

Club[edit]

Emelec

El Nacional

Monterrey

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