Carlos Gruezo

Carlos Gruezo
Carlos Gruezo
Carlos Gruezo
Real Name: Carlos Gruezo
HT: 5' 7" WT: 148
Age: 26 (04/19/1995)
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Ecuador


FC Dallas announced the signing of the Ecuadoran defensive midfield on January 21, 2016.


2018:Gruezo appeared in 31 regular season MLS games, one playoff game, two CONCACAF Champions League games and one U.S. Open Cup game…He scored three goals and had one assist in all competitions…Scored his first MLS goal on May 30 vs. LA Galaxy…Scored in the 3-2 loss vs. SKC in the USOC Round of 16…Scored his second MLS goal on July 14 vs. Chicago Fire…Notched his first assist of the season vs. Minnesota United on Aug. 18…Had 105 touches, one chance created and a 90.9% passing accuracy vs. Minnesota…Achieved a team-high 95.7% passing accuracy and won 75% of his duels vs. Columbus Crew on Sept. 15, the highest percentage of any player in the game…Led FCD with seven tackles and three interceptions, as well as winning all four of his duels vs. Portland Timbers on Oct. 31…2017:Appeared in 31 regular season games, four CCL games and one U.S. Open Cup game... He scored a vital goal in the CCL group stage, helping FC Dallas qualify for the quarterfinals… Assisted on forward Cristian Colman’s goal in the 3-1 loss to Liga MX CF Pachuca in the CCL Semifinals on April 4… In 31 appearances, Gruezo had four assists; he assisted in two of midfielder Roland Lamah’s goals on June 3 in the 6-2 win vs. Real Salt Lake, in one of Colman’s goals in the 2-1 win vs. Montreal, and in one of Lamah’s goals in the 5-1 win vs. LA Galaxy on Oct. 22…2016: Gruezo made his MLS debut on March 6 against Philadelphia… Started in 26 regular season games, three US Open Cup games and two CONCACAF Champions League games… Had two assists... Scored one goal in the 27th minute against and had an assist in the 90th minute against Suchitepéquez, which pushed Dallas through to the quarterfinal round of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League tournament... FC Dallas finished the regular season with a 15-3-7 record in matched he started… He finished the season with 2,240 minutes played.


Gruezo, 20, joined Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart after signing a four-year contract with the club in January 2014…Four months later Gruezo made his debut for Ecuador’s senior national team as a second-half substitute versus the Netherlands on May 17…A few weeks later, he was named to Ecuador’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad…In the fall of 2014, Gruezo scored his first goal for Stuttgart in a 4-1 victory over Freiburg, becoming the first Ecuadorian player to score in the Bundesliga…Overall he has made 18 appearances for Stuttgart and 19 for the Ecuador Men’s National Team since 2014…Represented Ecuador’s national team multiple times in 2016… Started in four Copa America games with the national team and recorded 331 minutes played... Started in one international friendly for the national team… Played in two CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying games…2018: Played in friendlies against Qatar and Oman in October, captaining the team in the latter game…Called up for friendlies against Peru and Panama in November.


Gruezo likes to listen to Salsa music… His favorite movie is Men of Honor with Robert DeNiro… His favorite Ecuadorian dish is el encocado… One of his memorable memories is going to Europe… He admires players Ronaldinho and Lucas Moura… He is a fan of Real Madrid.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019FC Dallas99178407116020
2018FC Dallas312822508128649180
2017FC Dallas313002613422461161
2016FC Dallas272602240224355190
Career Totals-989338145781141813251
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