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Jefferson Montero ‘woke up’: a goal after three years, seven months and two days; the one he did in Copa Ecuador is the fifth in seven seasons

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“In football, two plus two is not four”, “statistics do not play football”. Those are a couple of the various box phrases that are repeated endlessly in the world of football. If a team tied twice as homeowner, they would have dropped four points in that circumstance (so two plus two equals four). If a soccer player scored five goals in seven years with that average, less than one goal per year (0.71), it is statistically impossible that in the following campaign he will have 15 or 20 goals in his account.

The second case applies, unfortunately, to Jefferson Montero. His team, 9 de Octubre, is the protagonist of the most surprising news of the semifinal stage of the Ecuador Cup because on Wednesday night they thrashed Independiente del Valle 4-1, the top favorite to be crowned in the tournament. But there was another notorious event: Montero scored a goal.

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Jefferson Montero, reinforcement?: He has not scored a goal since 2019, he has played for eleven clubs in twelve years, his last campaign at Querétaro FC was nine games and 330 minutes

How long has it been since I wrote down Turbine? According to portal FootballDatabase (which has a database of 476,719 players) Montero’s last goal, before the one he scored against del Valle, occurred on February 19, 2019, when he played for West Bromwich Albion, of the second division of England. His goal was against Queens Park Rangers. He did not score again in that club, where he only played four games and added 121 minutes.

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That detail is corroborated by another specialized site: Transfermarkt (which has statistical information on more than 833,000 soccer players, and more than 1,150,000 match records).

From the date that Montero celebrated that goal in England, until Wednesday when he scored another one, 3 years, 7 months, and two days have passed (or what is the same, 1,310 days). But as for first division national competitions, the Ecuadorian has not scored since June 2, 2018, when Emelec defeated the University Technician 3-0 at the Capwell stadium. The man born in Los Ríos scored the second electric goal, at minute 55 (according to FootballDatabase).

Goleada of ​October 9 ​ignites the semifinal of the Ecuador Cup

The score that put Nueve de Octubre ahead against Independiente del Valle, in Los Chirijos, in Milagro, was the fifth in seven years for Montero. In addition to the goals with West Bromwich Albion (2019) and Emelec, as his closest antecedents Transfermarkt He credits the tricolor with two goals in the ranks of Swansea City, from Wales, in 84 games. One of them in the Premier League (against Stoke City, in May 2015) and another in the FA Cup (against Oxford City, in January 2016).

So far in the LigaPro 2022, Montero has recorded, according to the official statistics published on the organization’s website, seven games played, 274 minutes, one assisted goal, and no goals scored. (D)

Source: Eluniverso

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