Ecuador National Football Team has represented Ecuador in men's international football since 1938 and is controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation. They joined FIFA in 1926 and CONMEBOL a year later.
Head Coach: Not yet decided (2020), previously held by Guillermo Almada
Captain: Antonio Valencia
Most caps: Iván Hurtado (168 appearances)
Top scorer: Agustín Delgado, Enner Valencia (31 goals)
Home ground: Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Ecuador disregarded the invitation to participate in the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay, Ecuador could not make debut in any international tournament till 2002.
After finishing above Brazil and Uruguay in the standings, the qualifying campaign marked the emergence of several players, such as Agustín Delgado, Álex Aguinaga, Iván Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz and Iván Kaviedes, who would set the stage for Ecuador's achievements in the next decade.
Having reached the Round of 16 in a memorable 2006 World Cup campaign, they were expected to deliver at the 2007 Copa América but were eliminated in the group stage along with Venezuela, they have not won the continental tournament.