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Isaac Bryan Mina Arboleda is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays club football for Deportivo Quito of Ecuador.
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.
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 qualifer 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.
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