|Place of birth Quito, Ecuador|
Name Luis Bolanos
Date joined 2014
2000–2005 LDU Quito
Current team LDU Quito (Forward)
Height 1.76 m
Role Football player
|Full name Luis Alberto Bolanos Leon|
Date of birth (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 30)
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Luis Bolanos - Sr. Year Highlights 17/36 Goals
Luis Alberto Chucho Bolanos Leon (born March 27, 1985 in Quito) is an Ecuadorian football midfielder who currently plays for Deportivo Cuenca.
Chucho as he is nicknamed has only received international recognition in recent years, during his performance in the 2008 Copa Libertadores with his former team LDU Quito. He was part of the starting line-up for LDU Quito that won the 2008 Copa Libertadores and has since won legend status in Ecuador's capital.
Bolanos made a great performance in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He scored on a beautiful free kick against Pachuca in Liga's 2-0 victory in the semi finals. Liga lost the final to Manchester United 1-0.
On January 8, "El Chucho" signed for Santos in Brazil for the 2009 season. However, he failed to make any impact and after only four months at the club, decided to terminate his contract.
He signed for Internacional on 11 May 2009. He scored a hat trick for Internacional in one of his debut against Coritiba.
On December 21, Bolanos signed for Barcelona in Ecuador for a one year loan for the 2010 season.
On his debut day on February 13, Bolanos scored his first goal with Barcelona from a 30 meters distance shot.
He has been called up several times by Ecuador for the 2010 World Cup Qualifiers. He has made good performances with Ecuador, mainly against Argentina and Colombia. He was called once again to play against Chile and Venezuela.
On February 25, 2011, Bolanos was attacked by two unknown assailants in an attempted robbery outside Quicentro, a shopping mall in northern Quito. During the attack, Bolanos was shot once in his right shoulder and once in his right arm. He was hospitalized and out of any serious danger.