Iván Hurtado

  • Born: (Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas Canton, Esmerladas Province, Ecuador)

Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo is a Ecuadorian former professional footballer who played as a centre back. With 168 international appearances for Ecuador between 1992 and 2014, he is the most capped South American male footballer of all time, and the eighth-most capped male international footballer in history.

His best performances came in Ecuador's dream tournament in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. His defence left stars such as Polish forward Jacek Krzynowek, Costa Rican striker Paulo Wanchope, and English players Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole, and Steven Gerrard desperate for goals.

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