Cristian Mora

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Personal information
Full nameCristian Rafael Mora Medrano
Date of birth (1979-08-26) August 26, 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Vinces, Los Ríos, Ecuador
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
19981999 Olmedo
2000 Deportivo Saquisilí
Senior career*
19981999 Olmedo 0 (0)
19992002 ESPOLI 1 (0)
2000Deportivo Saquisilí (loan) 19 (0)
2002Deportivo Saquisilí (loan) 25 (0)
20032005 Macará 62 (0)
20052008 LDU Quito 95 (0)
20082009 El Nacional 59 (0)
20102011 Universidad Católica 35 (0)
20112013 Macará 82 (0)
2014 Deportivo Cuenca 13 (0)
2014–2016South China (loan) 26 (0)
National team
20052009 Ecuador 20 (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 City in Los Ríos, Ecuador

Vinces is a city in the Los Ríos Province, Ecuador. It is the seat of the Vinces Canton. There is also a Vinces River.

Los Ríos Province Province in Ecuador

Los Ríos is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on October 6, 1860. Under legislative decree. Babahoyo was made its capital on September 30, 1948.

Ecuador Republic in South America

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland. The capital city is Quito and the largest city as well.


Club career

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. [1] [2]

Hong Kong Premier League mens association football series in Hong Kong

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South China AA Hong Kong football club

South China Athletic Association is a football club which currently competes in the Hong Kong First Division, the second-level league in Hong Kong football league system. It is the football club with most honours in Hong Kong having won a record 41First Division titles. They have also won a record 31 Senior Shields, a record 10 FA Cups and 3 League Cups.

International career

Mora has made 20 appearances for the Ecuadorian national team, [3] and made his first full-fledged senior appearance against Italy, a friendly match played in New Jersey. The game ended in a 11 draw and to Mora's credit, his penalty save from superstar Luca Toni forced many to take notice, including Luis Fernando Suarez, Ecuador's former Colombian coach.

Ecuador national football team mens national association football team representing Ecuador

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Italy national football team mens national association football team representing Italy

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Luca Toni Italian footballer

Luca Toni is an Italian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He also was a sporting director for Verona.

He played first choice goalkeeper for the Ecuador national team during 2005's 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification. In the 2006 World Cup, Mora played all four matches before his team was eliminated in the Round of 16 by England. Mora allowed 4 goals but kept clean sheets against Poland and Costa Rica. However, due to poor friendly results and a bad Copa America 2007 he has failed to break with the national team.

2006 FIFA World Cup 18th FIFA World Cup, held in Germany in 2006

The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany staged the competition, and the tenth time that it was held in Europe.

England national football team Mens association football team representing England

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Poland national football team mens national association football team representing Poland

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  3. Espinoza Añazco, Fernando (2009-08-12). "Ecuador - Record International Players". RSSSF. Archived from the original on June 5, 2009.