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Eduardo Hurtado
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Steward Hurtado Roa
Date of birth December 2, 1969 (1969-12-02) (age 40)
Place of birth    Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Center Forward
Youth career
1986–1991 Centro Juvenil
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1991–1992
1993
1993
1994–1994
1994
1995–1996
1996
1996
1997
1997-1998
1998
1998
1998–1999
1999
1999
2000
2000
2001
2001–2002
2002–2003
2003
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006
2006–2007
2007
UD Valdez
Saint Gallen
Colo-Colo
FC Correcaminos
CS Emelec
L.A. Galaxy
Barcelona SC (loan)
L.A. Galaxy
LDU Quito (loan)
L.A. Galaxy
Metro Stars
LDU Quito (loan)
Metro Stars
LDU Quito (loan)
Metro Stars
N.E. Revolution
LDU Quito
Argentinos Juniors
Hibernian
Barcelona SC
CD El Nacional
Universidad de Concepción
Audaz Octubrino
CD Olmedo (loan)
Técnico Universitario (loan)
→ CD Norte America (loan)
Deportivo Pereira
50 (18)
22 0(7)
11 0(4)
13 0(2)
61 (33)
30 (21)
07 0(2)
26 (21)
-
24 0(9)
11 (10)
11 0(3)
46 (12)
11 0(3)
15 0(7)
03 0(0)
20 (10)
29 0(7)
12 0(1)
26 0(8)
07 0(1)
13 0(6)
23 (19)
52 (14)
07 0(5)
20 (11)
01 0(0)   
National team
1992–2002 Ecuador 74 (26)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Eduardo Estíguar Hurtado Roa (born December 12, 1969 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador) is a former footballer who played as a striker. He has the record of being the 2nd all-time leading scorer for the Ecuador national football team with 26 goals in 74 caps[1].

Hurtado, nicknamed El Tanque ("The Tank") for trying to roll over everything in his path, has played for many teams in different countries. His first teams were now defunct Valdez Sporting Club from Milagro and Emelec from Guayaquil, in his native Ecuador, and he also had stops in Switzerland, Chile, Mexico, the United States, Argentina, and Scotland. He later returned to Ecuador.

Hurtado was one of the early stars of Major League Soccer (MLS). In 1996, the league's first year, he finished second in goals, scoring 21 for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He added three in the playoffs as Galaxy fell short in the MLS Cup final and was named to the MLS Best XI after the season. After only eight goals in 1997, Hurtado was traded to the MetroStars two games into the 1998 season and finished the year with 11 goals and 15 assists (10 and 14 of those for the Metros), plus added a goal in the playoffs.

And then 1999 came. After scoring two goals in the Metro season opener, Hurtado scored just five the rest of the way. Playing for one of the worst teams in league history, he was the epitome of everything wrong with the squad, missing easy sitters and empty nets game after game. El Tanque became known as El Tanque, and the Metros let him go on waivers after the season. The New England Revolution picked him up, but he only lasted three goalless games there before getting his release.

Since his departure from MLS, Hurtado played for Liga Deportiva Universitaria, Argentinos Juniors and then Hibernian, where he joined international teammate Ulises De La Cruz. Hurtado's spell with Hibernian was an unhappy one, as he was signed by Alex McLeish, who soon left the club to join Rangers. Hurtado was ineffective and was given a free transfer by Bobby Williamson.[2]

He then played for Barcelona Sporting Club, El Nacional, the team of Universidad de Concepción, and Audaz Octubrino from Machala. In 2004, he came back to the United States to play indoor soccer, signing with the Cleveland Force of the MISL in December. However, he couldn't adjust to the indoor game and was released in less than a month, going back to Ecuador to play for Olmedo, in 2006 he played for the 2nd Divition club Norte America.

He surprisingly announced that he would transfer to Colombian football to sign for the 1st Division Club Deportivo Pereira. The Recordman said: "I feel like I'm 20 years old, I want to score in Colombia" in an interview with a local TV.

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References

  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2.  

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