Date Of Birth: 24/02/1999
Place Of Birth: Guayaquil (Ecuador)
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Right Back
Club: Chicago Fire
Agency: BeLegend Sports Agency
Scout: Antonio Renna
Jhon grew up in the youth sector of FC San Antonio and Independiente del Valle, making his debut in the national league at the age of 18 on 2 December 2017 with his club Deportivo Cuenca in the 3-1 loss against LDU Quito. 2 appearances in total until the end of the year.
In the following season he made his league debut on 10 March 2018 in the 4-1 defeat against Emelec and in the first part of the season he totaled 5 appearances. 16 July 2018 was loaned to SC Aucas making his debut on 31 July against Independiente in which he shows off with the decisive assist for the 1-0 final. He puts together 16 appearances with 2 assists until the end of the year. In the 2019/2020 season he makes his debut on 17 March against the LDU Quito and totaled 15 appearances between the league and the national cup with 1 assist.
The following season proved to be that of the total growth for the minutes played and the impact he had also in the team in which his role as leader emerges.Jhon in the current season collects 26 p resenze with 2 goals and 2 assists performances that attract the attention of several clubs.He was bought on January 1, 2021 by the Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer and made his debut on April 25 in the 3-1 defeat against Atlanta Unite. He has made 3 appearances in the national team for the first time in the Under 19 team for the South American championship in the category which takes place in January / February 2019 and makes his debut on January 18 against Paraguay, a 3-0 win.
He plays these championships as captain of his team, a sign of the charisma and strength recognized by him also by the experts. In total he collects 15 games with the Under 19 team with 1 goal and 1 assist. 11 September 2019 makes his debut with the senior national team in a friendly 3-0 win against Bolivia and plays a total of 2 appearances so far.
Jhon is a thrusting right-back who makes physical power and speed his strengths.
Very skilled in overlapping and crosses, he loves to aim for the direct opponent and create danger from the flank or from the back but often focuses on the area looking for phrasing with his teammates. Gifted with a powerful physique he is very strong in aerial duels and hand-to-hand combat.
He knows how to do both phases of coverage and defense-attack transition very well with great physical expenditure and running, while maintaining the necessary clarity in the key moments of the game. He is also very good in anticipation, which allows him to be almost unstoppable in the open field where he can show his stride.
True talent is already among the best in the role in South America where he has done very well with his national team and can still improve given his young age.
-0.42 key pass per game (74% accurate)
-0.58 shoot per game
-1.73 cross per game (44% accurate)
-12 challenges - 3 aerial - 9 ground (53% won)
-3 dribbling per game (43% succesful)
-2.5 tackles per game (58% succesful)
-39 passes per game (73% accurate)