Roberto Javier Mina Mercado is an Ecuadorian soccer striker who plays for Club Social y Deportivo Macara in the Serie A de Ecuador.
Prior joining Belgrano, Mina played for FC Dallas in MLS,Emelec, Deportivo Quevedo, LDU (Loja), and El Nacional in his native Ecuador, as well as for Huracan in Argentina. Mina scored seven league goals for Dallas in his first year in MLS. Mina missed a good portion of the 2006 season with an injury to his knee; as a result, he finished with only 16 appearances (of which nine were starts) and three goals. The following season, Mina's injuries woes continued and he was ruled out for the entire season after straining his knee in a pre-season friendly. [*] Due to these injuries Mina's contract was not extended. In Spring of 2008 he returned to Argentina to join first division club Gimnasia jujuy according to local media, however the suspected move never became reality. At the end of the summer and after a few months without a club Mina joined second division Argentine club Belgrano de Cordoba as a promising attacking option for Belgrano in the current Nacional B promotion Championship.
Mina has appeared for Ecuador national football team on various youth levels, and got his first senior cap during the 2002-03 season. He has appeared in 12 matches for the senior team.
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