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Moisés Caicedo Biography

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Moisés Isaac Caicedo Corozo (born 2 November 2001), known as Moisés Caicedo, is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who hails from Santo Domingo, Ecuador. He currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and represents the Ecuador national team.

Moisés Caicedo
Full Name Moisés Isaac Caicedo Corozo
Born November 2, 2001 (age 22)
Nationality American
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Single
Awards Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Season: 2022–23
Organization Ecuador Football Association

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Early Life

  • Born in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
  • Youngest of ten siblings.
  • Played football on scrubland pitches of his hometown with goals marked by piles of stones.
  • Met local football coach Iván Guerra in his childhood, who supported him by paying for his football boots, travel, and food.


Early Career

  • Joined a local academy named after the Ecuadorian side Barcelona on an invitation from Guerra.
  • Played in games across the Santo Domingo Canton and earned a call-up to a regional select XI.
  • Also played for local side Colorados Jaipadida during his youth.
  • Initially started as a forward but later transitioned into a midfielder.
  • Joined the academy of professional side ESPOLI.

Independiente del Valle

  • At thirteen, he was brought to Ecuadorian Serie A side Independiente del Valle for trials by one of his brothers and passed successfully.
  • Suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in 2017, underwent surgeries, and was out for ten months.
  • Made his debut for the Independiente del Valle first team in a 1–0 Ecuadorian Serie A win over L.D.U. Quito in 2019.
  • Played a significant role in the team’s success, including captaining the youth team to the Copa Mitad del Mundo title in Spain.
  • Was mostly deployed as a defensive midfielder but also played as a box-to-box midfielder.

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • Joined Brighton & Hove Albion on 1 February 2021.
  • Made his debut for Brighton in the EFL Cup against Cardiff City in August 2021.
  • Loaned to Beerschot of the Belgium top flight for the 2021–2022 season.
  • Recalled from his loan in January 2022 due to shortages of central midfielders at Brighton.
  • Made significant contributions during the 2022–2023 season, including scoring against Manchester United and assisting in a win over Arsenal.

International Career

  • Debuted for the senior Ecuador national team in a match against Argentina in October 2020.
  • Scored his first international goal in a match against Uruguay in October 2020.
  • Represented Ecuador in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Awards and Nominations

  • U-20 Copa Libertadores with Independiente U20 in 2020.
  • Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Season for 2022–23.
  • Brighton & Hove Albion Players’ Player of the Season for 2022–23.

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