Paúl Ambrosi

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Paúl Ambrosi
Personal information
Full nameVicente Paúl Ambrosi Zambrano
Date of birth (1980-10-14) October 14, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Guaranda, Ecuador
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Left Wing back
Youth career
1997–2000 LDU Quito
Senior career*
2000–2009 LDU Quito 328 (35)
2009–2010 Rosario Central 21 (0)
2010–2013 LDU Quito 44 (1)
2013Cerro Porteño (loan) 1 (0)
2014 Olmedo 11 (0)
National team
2003–2009 Ecuador 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of December 14, 2014

Vicente Paúl Ambrosi Zambrano, commonly known as Paúl Ambrosi (born October 14, 1980 in Guaranda), is a retired Ecuadorian football player who played as a defender. He has spent the vast majority of his professional career at LDU Quito. He is of Italian descent from his grandparents.


Club career

Ambrosi has played for LDU Quito for most of his career. On the national level, he has helped LDU Quito win three Serie A national championships, and one Serie B title. In 2008, he was a starting player on the squad that won the Copa Libertadores, the first for the club and for the country. In August 2009, he signed with Argentine club Rosario Central. He returned to LDU Quito after one season with Rosario Central.

Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalTotal
EcuadorLeagueCup South America Total
2000 LDU Quito Serie A 800080
2001 Serie B 30600306
2002 Serie A 43100431
2008 300181481
2009 23370303
ArgentinaLeagueCup South America Total
2009–10 Rosario Central Primera División 21000210
EcuadorLeagueCup South America Total
2010 LDU Quito Serie A 11020130
2011 221162383
2012 600060
ParaguayLeagueCup South America Total
2013 Cerro Porteño Primera División 101020
EcuadorLeagueCup South America Total
2013 LDU Quito Serie A 500050
2014 Olmedo Serie A 110110
Career total4053698950345

International career

Ambrosi was first called up to play for the Ecuadorian national team on August 20, 2003, in a game friendly against Guatemala. Since then, he has become a regular fixture on the team as a starter and a substitute, playing in the 2004 Copa América, 2006 World Cup, and in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.


LDU Quito

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