Giovanny Espinoza

Date of birth12 April 1977
Place of birthCharguayaco
NationalityEcuadorean
Weight85 kg
Height1.84 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Full name is: Giovanny Patricio Espinoza Pabon.

A big centre-back who previously played for Monterrey in Mexico before recently returning to Aucas, Giovanny forced his way into the Ecuador team towards the successful conclusion of their 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Strong and commanding in the air, he is prone to be caught in possession though but his commitment means he remains a popular figure.

Giovanny joined Birmingham City in June 2009 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in January 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aucas 01 Jan 1995 01 Jul 2001
Monterrey 01 Jul 2001 01 Jan 2002
Aucas 01 Jan 2002 01 Jan 2003
Liga de Quito 01 Jan 2003 25 Jan 2007
Vitesse Arnhem 25 Jan 2007 15 Jan 2009
Cruzeiro 14 Jan 2008 31 May 2008 L
Barcelona de Guayaquil 15 Jan 2009 24 Jun 2009
Birmingham City 24 Jun 2009 13 Jan 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2009-10 Birmingham City League Cup 2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Aug 2009 Southampton v Birmingham City W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
22 Sep 2009 Sunderland v Birmingham City L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Ecuador International Friendly
2
1999-00 Ecuador Olympics 3
1
1
2000-01 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 2
1
2000-01 Ecuador International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 Ecuador CONCACAF Gold Cup 1
2001-02 Ecuador Copa America 3
2001-02 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 5
1
2001-02 Ecuador International Friendly 4
2002-03 Ecuador International Friendly 4
1
2
2003-04 Ecuador Copa America 3
2003-04 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 7
1
2003-04 Ecuador International Friendly 1
2004-05 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 8
1
2004-05 Ecuador International Friendly 4
2005-06 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 7
2005-06 Ecuador International Friendly 5
2006-07 Ecuador Copa America 3
2006-07 Ecuador International Friendly 4
1
1
1
2007-08 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 7
2007-08 Ecuador International Friendly 3
1
1
2008-09 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 6
2
2008-09 Ecuador International Friendly 1
2008-09 Ecuador Under-21
1
2009-10 Ecuador FIFA World Cup 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Jan 2000 Colombia v Ecuador L 4-2 Olympics South America group A
21 Jan 2000 Chile v Ecuador L 2-1 Olympics South America group A
23 Jan 2000 Brazil v Ecuador L 2-0 Olympics South America group A
30 Jan 2000 Ecuador v Venezuela L 2-4 Olympics South America group A
25 Jun 2000 Ecuador v Panama W 6-0 International Friendly
25 Jun 2000 Ecuador v Panama W 6-0 International Friendly
20 Sep 2000 Mexico v Ecuador L 2-0 International Friendly
08 Oct 2000 Ecuador v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
24 Apr 2001 Ecuador v Paraguay W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
02 Jun 2001 Peru v Ecuador W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Jun 2001 USA v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jul 2001 El Salvador v Ecuador W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Jul 2001 Honduras v Ecuador L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jul 2001 Ecuador v Chile L 1-4 Copa America Group A
14 Jul 2001 Colombia v Ecuador L 1-0 Copa America Group A
17 Jul 2001 Ecuador v Venezuela W 4-0 Copa America Group A
14 Aug 2001 Ecuador v Argentina L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
05 Sep 2001 Colombia v Ecuador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
06 Oct 2001 Bolivia v Ecuador W 1-5 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
07 Nov 2001 Ecuador v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Chile v Ecuador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
20 Jan 2002 Ecuador v Haiti L 0-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals Group D
10 Mar 2002 USA v Ecuador L 1-0 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Ecuador v Senegal L 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Ecuador v Estonia W 2-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Spain v Ecuador L 4-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2003 Colombia v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Jun 2003 Colombia v Ecuador D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Ecuador v Peru D 2-2 International Friendly
21 Aug 2003 Ecuador v Guatemala W 2-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Ecuador v Venezuela W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Sep 2003 Brazil v Ecuador L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
15 Nov 2003 Paraguay v Ecuador L 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Nov 2003 Ecuador v Peru D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
30 Mar 2004 Argentina v Ecuador L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
02 Jun 2004 Ecuador v Colombia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America
05 Jun 2004 Ecuador v Bolivia W 3-2 FIFA World Cup South America
07 Jul 2004 Argentina v Ecuador L 6-1 Copa America Group B
10 Jul 2004 Uruguay v Ecuador L 2-1 Copa America Group B
13 Jul 2004 Mexico v Ecuador L 2-1 Copa America Group B
05 Sep 2004 Uruguay v Ecuador L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
10 Oct 2004 Ecuador v Chile W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America
14 Oct 2004 Venezuela v Ecuador L 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
27 Oct 2004 Mexico v Ecuador L 2-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 Ecuador v Brazil W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
16 Feb 2005 Costa Rica v Ecuador W 1-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 2005 Ecuador v Paraguay W 5-2 FIFA World Cup South America
30 Mar 2005 Peru v Ecuador D 2-2 FIFA World Cup South America
04 May 2005 Ecuador v Paraguay W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Ecuador v Argentina W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Jun 2005 Colombia v Ecuador L 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America
11 Jun 2005 Ecuador v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2005 Ecuador v Venezuela W 3-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Bolivia v Ecuador W 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Oct 2005 Ecuador v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
11 Oct 2005 Chile v Ecuador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
25 Jan 2006 Ecuador v Honduras W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Netherlands v Ecuador L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Mar 2006 Japan v Ecuador L 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 2006 FYR Macedonia v Ecuador L 2-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 2006 Poland v Ecuador W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
15 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Costa Rica W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Germany L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
25 Jun 2006 England v Ecuador L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
06 Sep 2006 Ecuador v Peru D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Oct 2006 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 2007 USA v Ecuador L 3-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2007 Mexico v Ecuador L 4-2 International Friendly
23 Jun 2007 Colombia v Ecuador L 3-1 International Friendly
27 Jun 2007 Ecuador v Chile L 2-3 Copa America Group B
01 Jul 2007 Ecuador v Mexico L 1-2 Copa America Group B
04 Jul 2007 Brazil v Ecuador L 1-0 Copa America Group B
22 Aug 2007 Ecuador v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Ecuador v El Salvador W 5-1 International Friendly
12 Sep 2007 Honduras v Ecuador L 2-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 2007 Ecuador v Venezuela L 0-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
17 Oct 2007 Brazil v Ecuador L 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
17 Nov 2007 Paraguay v Ecuador L 5-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
21 Nov 2007 Ecuador v Peru W 5-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
15 Jun 2008 Argentina v Ecuador D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
18 Jun 2008 Ecuador v Colombia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
20 Aug 2008 Colombia v Ecuador W 0-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Ecuador v Bolivia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Sep 2008 Uruguay v Ecuador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
12 Oct 2008 Ecuador v Chile W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
14 Oct 2008 Ecuador v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Oct 2008 Venezuela v Ecuador L 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Feb 2009 Ecuador v England W 3-2 Under-21
29 Mar 2009 Ecuador v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
01 Apr 2009 Ecuador v Paraguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Jun 2009 Ecuador v Argentina W 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
05 Sep 2009 Colombia v Ecuador L 2-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
09 Sep 2009 Bolivia v Ecuador W 1-3 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Oct 2009 Ecuador v Uruguay L 1-2 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.