Jose Francisco Cevallos Villavicencio is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for LDU Quito and the Ecuadorian national team. Nicknamed Las Manos del Ecuador , Cevallos is considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of Ecuadorian football. He has won three national titles with Guayaquil based club Barcelona, with whom he has spent the majority of his professional career. As the goalkeeper for LDU Quito, he was a key figure in the team's 2008 Copa Libertadores title, where he saved three penalties in the deciding penalty shoot-out. That same year, he was voted as the Best Goalkeeper in South America by Montevideo based newspaper El Pais. As a member of the national team, he has participated in four Copa Americas and Ecuador's first World Cup participation. Capped over 80 times, he is the highest capped goalkeeper in the history of the team.
He is also known for having a foundation that helps young kids, especially in football. He has a brother, Alex Cevallos, who used to play for Emelec (Barcelona's archirival).
Cevallos join the Guayaquil based club in 1990, and has spent most of his career there, playing over 400 league matches. He was a key figure in the club's 1991, 1995, and 1997 national titles, which gave the club their record 13 titles.
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FEF's Player Card
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