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Diego Armando Calderon Espinoza is an Ecuadorian footballer currently playing for LDU Quito. He was part of the squad who won the 2008 Copa Libertadores.
Calderon participated in LDU Quito's campaign in the Copa Libertadores 2008. He made great defensive displays against many of Liga's opponents. However, he sustained an injury during the Round of 16 and was replaced by Renan Calle for the rest of the tournament. His team became the first Ecuadorian team to win the Copa Libertadores.
Calderon again became a regular starter during Liga's campaign in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He played both games against Pachuca and Manchester United. Although Liga was able to defeat Pachuca 2-0 in the semifinals, they lost the final to Manchester United, 1-0. He and the rest of his team had a good, solid performance throughout the tournament.
Play card on FEF's website
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