Patricio Javier Urrutia Espinoza, nicknamed Pato , is an Ecuadorian football midfielder for LDU Quito in the Serie A de Ecuador and the Ecuadorian national team
Patrico Urrutia first started playing football for Liga Deportiva Cantonal de Ventanas, an amateur team in his hometown of Ventanas. He got his professional start for Barcelona in Guayaquil in 1996, but never got any playing time. He was later transferred to Calvi, also in Guayaquil, and again never saw playing time at the club. The following year, he was traded to Tecnico Universitario in Ambato in 1998. For the Ambato club, he got significant played time, earning 30 caps in his first year. After a dry season in 1999, he was transferred to crosstown rival Macara. At the club, he was a significant part of the squad, earning 79 caps and scoring 12 goals in three season. In 2002, he was loan back to Barcelona for a season, playing in 38 matches and scoring two goals before being transferred to LDU Quito.
Urrutia joined LDU Quito in 2003, where has stayed since. During his time at the club, he has become a star and a prominent figure in the line-up as the team captain. Domestically, he has helped bring in three national titles to the club . Internationally, he has brought success to himself and the club. In the 2005 Copa Libertadores, he was a joint top-scorer with 13 other players. He has since become the team's top-scorer in the tournament.
Player card on FEF
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