Segundo Castillo

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Segundo Castillo
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Personal information
Full nameSegundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno
Date of birth (1982-05-15) 15 May 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth San Lorenzo, Ecuador
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Guayaquil City
Number 14
Senior career*
2000–2003 Espoli 66 (11)
2003–2006 El Nacional 112 (11)
2006–2010 Red Star Belgrade 48 (15)
2008–2009Everton (loan) 13 (1)
2009–2010Wolverhampton (loan) 8 (0)
2010–2011 Deportivo Quito 26 (6)
2011–2012 Pachuca 47 (4)
2012–2013 Puebla 17 (0)
2013–2014 Al-Hilal 24 (2)
2015 Dorados 33 (3)
2016–2018 Barcelona 48 (3)
2019– Guayaquil City 4 (0)
National team
2003–2016 Ecuador 88 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 10 March 2019

Segundo Alejandro Castillo Nazareno (born 15 May 1982) is an Ecuadorian international footballer who plays for Guayaquil City of the Ecuadorian Serie A. Castillo is mostly used as a defensive midfielder but can also play as a central midfielder.

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 on 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, which is also the largest city.

Association football Team field sport

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Guayaquil City F.C.

Guayaquil City F.C. is an Ecuadorian professional football club based in Guayaquil. They currently play in the country's first-level football league—the Serie A—after gaining promotion from the segunda-level Primera Categoria.


Club career

Born in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Castillo started his career with Quito's Club Deportivo Espoli spending 3 years with the team, scoring a decent 11 goals in 66 appearances. He then moved across the capital to one of Ecuador's most successful sides Club Deportivo El Nacional, with whom he won successive league titles in 2005 and 2006. He again scored 11 goals in 112 matches for the club. [1]

San Lorenzo is a port town on the north coast of Ecuador, about 18km south of the Colombian border. It is joined by a narrow gauge rail to the city of Ibarra in the Highlands and for many years it was an important port for the export of balsa wood and tagua.

Quito Capital city in Pichincha, Ecuador

Quito is the capital and the largest city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second-highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains.

In August 2006 he moved abroad, signing a two-year deal with Serbian side Red Star Belgrade. [2] He scored 8 goals during his first season at his new club and was a key player when the team won the double in 2007. [ citation needed ] In total he scored 18 goals in 72 games, an average of a goal every four games.

Serbia Republic in Southeastern Europe

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Red Star Belgrade Serbian association football club

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In August 2008 Castillo joined English Premier League club Everton on a year-long loan deal to become Everton's second signing of the summer transfer window. [3] He made his league debut on 14 September 2008 against Stoke City. He scored his only goal for the Toffees on his home debut against Standard Liège on 18 September 2008 in a UEFA Cup tie with a powerful volley from 25 yards out. [4]

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Everton F.C. association football club

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Stoke City F.C. association football club

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Castillo was not offered a permanent contract by Everton at the conclusion of his loan spell; it was reported that Red Star were asking for around £5 million to make the deal permanent. [5]

Castillo returned to the Premier League once again when he joined newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan on 31 August 2009. [6] He made his Wolves debut against Fulham on 20 September 2009, and had a run of eight appearances before dropping out of the club's first team plans. Castillo received many offers from clubs including LDU Quito and Barcelona. On 29 July 2010, it was confirmed that Castillo would return to his home country, Ecuador and play for Deportivo Quito. [7]

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Fulham F.C. association football club

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In June 2013 he signed a two-year contract to Saudi giants Al-Hilal. On September 16, 2014, Al-Hilal came to terms that Castillo would no longer fit into their plans. [8] [9]

On December 4, 2014, it was announced by Dorados de Sinaloa that Castillo would be joining their roster for the next season of the Ascenso MX. [10] [11]

On December 28, 2015, it was confirmed that Castillo would again returned to Ecuador to play for Barcelona Sporting Club. [12]

International career

Castillo broke into the Ecuadorian national team in 2005, making his international debut on 17 August as a substitute against Venezuela. He became a regular player after this and was included in their squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He played every minute of their World Cup campaign, where Ecuador reached the second round for the first time in their history. He has gained a starting role since the 2006 campaign, mainly as a defensive midfielder and has captained the team in a few occasions.

He scored his first qualifying goal from a second half stoppage time header on 12 October 2012, the third goal in a 3–1 home win against Chile. Castillo was essential to Ecuador's qualifying campaign, netting equalizers that would become crucial points towards qualifying to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, against Venezuela and Argentina.

Castillo was left out of the 2014 World Cup during a friendly match with Mexico due to a horrific collision with Luis Montes. [13]

International goals

Score and Result lists Ecuador's goals first
1.24 May 2006 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, USAFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1–01–1 International Friendly
2.26 March 2008 Estadio La Cocha, Latacunga, Ecuador Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 1–13–1 International Friendly
3.20 April 2011 Estadio Jose Maria Minella, Mar del Plata, Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2–22–2 International Friendly
4.2 September 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 5–15–2 International Friendly
5.6 September 2011 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 3–04–0 International Friendly
6.12 October 2012 Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 3–13–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
7.16 October 2012 Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 1–11–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
8.11 June 2013 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1–11–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
9.5 March 2014 The Den, London, England Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2–34–3 International Friendly

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  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 December 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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