Learn more about Iván Kaviedes
|Full name||Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty|
|Date of birth||October 24, 1977|
|Place of birth||Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador|
|Nickname||Nine, Inseminador (The Inseminator)|
|Current club||Argentinos Juniors (loan)|
| CS Emelec|
| 39 (43)|
23 (6) 6 (1)
* Professional club appearances and goals
Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (born October 24, 1977) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward for Barcelona SC. He is one of the leading players in Ecuadorian football, and was the first footballer from Ecuador to play for a professional football team in Europe.
Kaviedes is a striker with wonderful touch, great vision, passing range and a keen eye for goal. Although not particularly strong in the air, Kaviedes has scored spectacular overhead goals in his career. One remembered well even to this day was the bicycle shot he did with his back turned against FC Barcelona while playing for Real Valldolid. This goal was voted as the goal of the year.
Kaviedes rose to fame after scoring 43 goals in one season for Club Sport Emelec in the Ecuadorian league. This led to a move to A.C. Perugia in the Italian Serie A. Kaviedes was unsuccessful there, however, and has since journeyed around a number of clubs in Europe. His stay at Ecuadorean side Barcelona SC is at stake because of alleged misbehaviour, a point often mentioned by critics of Kaviedes.
Kaviedes previously played in the English Premiership for Crystal Palace. He arrived at the club for a fee of reputedly £2,000,000, though there is confusion over whether he was signed on Loan or on a Full Transfer. However, Kaviedes did not fit into Crystal Palace or with Manager Iain Dowie's 4-5-1 formation. He was transferred out of the club in the 2004/05 Christmas Transfer Window.
Kaviedes played for Ecuador during the 2006 World Cup, defeating Poland 2-0 in the opening match, and Costa Rica 3-0. It was in this game that El Nine scored his first World Cup goal, from a cross by Edison Mendez. Kaviedes' celebration involved donning a yellow Spider-Man mask and raising his arms - mimicking his late team-mate Otilino Tenorio's trademark goal celebration, who was killed in a car crash in 2005. "Otilino is accompanying us from heaven," Kaviedes later said.
- Kaviedes got the nickname "Inseminador" ("The inseminator") from the press after three young mothers, Doris Robles, Yadira Jiménez, and an unknown third claimed that Ivan was her babies´father right before the 1999 Copa America. The nickname stuck especially in Europe, where he's remembered as much by this controversial but flamboyant sobriquet as he is by his well known football feats.
- It was claimed that Kaviedes got hired by Perugia after advertising himself on the Internet. Ivan has always denied these allegations.
- Ivan lost both of his parents when he was just a toddler in a car accident. He also lost a younger brother shortly after he was born. Ivan was then raised by his grandparents.
. He got the nickname nine because that was his number and where he came from a poor town they didn't know how to say 9 and they said it phonetically.
- Due to his unquestionable talent, answering media questions often with poetic riddles, an overhead scissors kick goal against FC Barcelona, his overall aloofness and difficulties in settling in with foreign clubs, and his famous Spider-Man mask goal celebration, Ivan Kaviedes has safely reached a cult figure status. Proof of this could be attributed to a t-shirt released which reads "got Kaviedes?", which appears to have certainly been inspired by the famous American Got Milk? advertisement.
- Another t-shirt in the market is a shirt with his mask he wore during his goal celebration against Costa Rica with the words reading "Kaviedes. Otilino. Republica de Ecuador", referring to the deceased Otilino Tenorio, who originally made the goal celebration well known, and to Kaviedes, who displayed this celebration to a global audience, pleasing millions around the world, including Marvel Comics executives, who apparently were amazed and shocked by the Spider-Man character's "popularity in reaching as far as rural Ecuador".
- During his stay with Barcelona SC during the 2006 seasons Kaviedes has been indefinitely suspended by coach Mario César Jacquet from playing in matches due to his absence from club training, even though Kaviedes claims to have been recovering from a moderate leg injury during those days. Some people speculate that his relationship with Paloma Fiuza of Brazil has driven him away from playing football, a claim considered farfetched by his supporters.
 External links
- (Spanish) Unofficial Website of Jaime Iván Kaviedes
- Profile at FIFA World Cup Official Website
- TIME magazine article "Marvel Unmasked
|Ecuador squad - 2002 FIFA World Cup|
1 Cevallos | 2 Porozo | 3 Hurtado | 4 de la Cruz | 5 Obregón | 6 Guerrón | 7 Asencio | 8 L. Gómez | 9 Kaviedes | 10 Aguinaga | 11 Delgado | 12 Ibarra | 13 Fernández | 14 Burbano | 15 M. Ayoví | 16 Chalá | 17 Espinoza | 18 C. Tenorio | 19 Méndez | 20 E. Tenorio | 21 Sánchez | 22 Viteri | 23 W. Ayoví | Coach: H. Gómez
|Ecuador squad - 2006 FIFA World Cup|
1 Villafuerte | 2 Guagua | 3 Hurtado | 4 de la Cruz | 5 Perlaza | 6 Urrutia | 7 Lara | 8 Méndez | 9 Borja | 10 Kaviedes | 11 Delgado | 12 Mora | 13 Ambrosi | 14 Castillo | 15 Ayoví | 16 Valencia | 17 Espinoza | 18 Reasco | 19 Saritama | 20 E. Tenorio | 21 C. Tenorio | 22 Lanza | 23 Benítez | Coach: Suárez