TFC Sign Defender Geovanny Caicedo

International defender earned eight caps for the Ecuadorian National Team during his career.

Toronto FC announced Thursday that the club has signed Ecuadorian international defender Geovanny Caicedo. As per team and league policies, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Caicedo brings great club and international experience to Toronto FC and can compete for a starting position,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Technical Director, Aron Winter. “He is a player that we have been watching for some time and we felt he would be a good fit at our club and in Major League Soccer.”

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Caicedo, 30, began his professional career with Huracan of Ecuador and has spent his entire club career in his homeland. Most recently Caicedo played for LDU Quito, the same club as Toronto FC forward Joao Plata.

Caicedo has earned eight caps for the Ecuadorian National Team during his career. The defender was part of the 2011 Copa America squad and his most recent call-up was for a friendly against the United States on October 11, 2011.

GEOVANNY CAICEDO

Position: Defender
Height: 6’2
Weight: 184 pds.
Birthdate: March 28, 1981
Born/Hometown: Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Nationality: Ecuadorian
Last Club: LDU Quito (Ecuador)
How Acquired: Signed with Toronto FC on January 26, 2012
Pronunciation: “Gee-o-vony Ky-say-doe” .