Segundo Alejandro Castillo
Nazareno (born 15 May 1982 in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian international footballer who plays as a midfielder.
He is currently on loan at
English Premier League
club Wolverhampton Wanderers
Serbian side Red Star
started his career with Quito's Club Deportivo Espoli spending 3 years
with the team, scoring a decent 11 goals in 66 appearances.
He then moved across the capital to one of Ecuador's most
successful sides Club
Deportivo El Nacional
, with whom he won successive league
titles in 2005 and 2006. He again scored 11 goals in 112 matches
for the club.
2006 he moved abroad, signing a two year deal with Serbian side
Red Star Belgrade.
scored 8 goals during his first season at his new club and was a
key player when the team won the double in 2007. In total he scored
18 goals in 72 games, an average of a goal every four games.
In August 2008 Castillo joined English
year-long loan deal to become Everton's second signing of the
summer transfer window. He made his league debut on 14 September
2008 against Stoke City
. He scored
his only goal for the Toffees
on his home debut against
on 18 September 2008
in a UEFA Cup
tie with a powerful volley
from 25 yards out.
However, although Castillo seemed to be a regular in David Moyes
' side, as a defensive midfielder,
toward the end of the season he found himself left out of the team,
making rare appearances for Everton as Moyes adopted a new
formation, which didn't include the Ecuadorian international.
Towards the end of his loan deal Castillo found himself on the
bench or not even making the squad. He was not offered a permanent
contract by Everton at the conclusion of his loan spell; it was
reported that Red Star were asking for around Â£4.5 million to make
the deal permanent.
Castillo returned to the Premier League once again when he joined
newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers
season-long loan on 31 August 2009. Castillo made his full debut
against Fulham FC
on 20 September
Castillo broke into the Ecuadorian national team
2005, making his international debut on 17 August as a substitute
He became a regular player after this and was included in their
squad for the 2006 FIFA World
. He played every minute of their World Cup campaign, where
Ecuador reached the second round for the first time in their
In March 2009, Castillo's wife Brenda gave birth to their first
- Ailton i Kastiljo na "Marakani", Politika,
1 September 2006