Isaac Mina

Isaac Mina
Personal information
Full name Isaac Bryan Mina Arboleda
Date of birth (1980-10-17) October 17, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Centre-back or leftback
Club information
Current team
Clan Juvenil
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Esmeraldas Petrolero 0 (0)
2003–2006 Espoli 44 (3)
2006 Deportivo Azogues 9 (0)
2007 Barcelona SC 20 (0)
2008–2014 Deportivo Quito 124 (11)
2015 Mushuc Runa 12 (0)
2016–2017 Aucas 22 (2)
2017– Clan Juvenil 0 (0)
National team
2008–present Ecuador 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2008
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2008

Isaac Bryan Mina Arboleda (born 17 October 1980 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays club football for Clan Juvenil of Ecuador.

Club career

Mina broke in as a youth in his hometown club, Esmeraldas Petrolero. However, he opted for a team of higher calibre in Club Deportivo ESPOLI of Quito. In 2006, Mina played for Deportivo Azogues, where he impressed with his display of power in the air. After a short and unsuccessful spell in Barcelona SC in 2007, he returned to Quito with Deportivo Quito, where he got his chance of starting and making the national team.

Transfer Rumors

In July 2008, it was rumoured that Chievo Verona of the Italian Serie A was interested in making a move for him. [1]

On December 2008, it was said that River Plate was interested in acquiring Mina's services.[2]

International career

Mina was first called up for a friendly against Haiti in spring of 2008, beating them 3-1. He then made an appearance for the Ecuadorian national team in an important friendly against world powers France. Despite going down 2-0 against them, Mina impressed with his defensive ability and might. He was successful in keeping Lionel Messi scoreless during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Argentina, eventually drawing 1-1 in Buenos Aires. He also featured in the 0-0 draw with Colombia in Quito. Mina is now seen as Ecuador's starting leftback.

On 15 October 2008, he scored his first international goal in a qualifier against Venezuela, despite their losing 3-1.

References

  1. ^ "Isaac Mina, muy cerca de pasar a Chievo Verona" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-07-19.
  2. ^ http://www.confirmado.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1646&Itemid=52

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