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|Full name||Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano|
|Date of birth||August 26, 1979|
|Place of birth||Vinces, Los Ríos, Ecuador|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2000||→ Deportivo Saquisilí (loan)||19||(0)|
|2002||→ Deportivo Saquisilí (loan)||25||(0)|
|2014–2016||→ South China (loan)||26||(0)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of May 16, 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 27, 2009
Cristian Rafael Mora Medrano (born August 26, 1979 in Vinces, Los Ríos) is a retired Ecuadorian football goalkeeper.
Vinces is a city in the Los Ríos Province, Ecuador. It is the seat of the Vinces Canton. There is also a Vinces River.
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Mora once attended Colegio de las Hermanas Betlemitas and first played in Cóndor Futbol Club of San Miguel as goalkeeper at an early age. He also played for the San Miguel's city team in the Provincial Games and was picked as goalkeeper for the province team to play the national teen/amateur championship in Ecuador. Mora was then discovered and invited to train in Olmedo, while playing as goalkeeper in a friendly match against his college Escuela Politécnica de Riobamba.
On July 15, 2014, it was confirmed that Mora would go on loan to Hong Kong Premier League side South China.
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