Ivan Jacinto Hurtado Angulo is an Ecuadorian professional football central defender for Deportivo Quito as well as captaining the Ecuadorian national team. He is currently one of the most capped male footballers of all time.
His excellent play warranted a switch to the Mexican leagues where he even further developed his defending techniques and his intelligent read of the game. Ivan made a big impact in his first club, Celaya, where he led them to the Mexican league finals. He then moved to Tigres. He then moved on to the La Liga in Spain playing for Real Murcia.
After the FIFA World Cup in Germany, where Hurtado shone, it was reported that high profile clubs such as English Premier League's Wigan Athletic, and Spanish La Liga's Recreativo Huelva and Villarreal CF were highly interested in him. However none of these rumors were accurate, and after spending six more months with Al Arabi, Hurtado moved to Colombia where he played for Atletico Nacional, he lead the defence of the team becoming captain in the back to back titles in 2007. In mid-2009, he will return to Deportivo Quito for the remainder of their season.
Career stats on national-football-teams.com
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