Cristian Anderson Penilla Caicedo is an Ecuadorian football player who plays for the New England Revolution. He has the position of the midfielder and left-winger. He was born on the 2nd of May, 1991 on Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Penilla joined Barcelona from Deportivo Quito in January 2013, a year after he left ESPOLI for Deportivo Quito. He scored six goals out of 32 league games in his first season with Barcelona. It was sure that he would join Pachuca on the 24th of December, 2014. He also went to Barcelona SC in 2016 where he made a total of 14 league appearances and scored 7 goals. He was again loaned to Morelia from 2016-17 where he made a total of 18 appearances.
Penilla again went to Chapecoense in 2017 where he made a total of 11 league appearances. Penilla went to the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer in January of 2018. He contributed a total of 12 goals and 7 assists to the team. He then got his name as Midnight Riders Man of the Year. Penilla made a total of 33 appearances and then was a permanent player by the New England club at the end of their 2018 season. He has made a total of 13 appearances and 3 league goals to date.
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Penilla has also joined the Ecuador National team for various games. He was called for Friendlies against the United States and El Salvador on the 10th of October and 14th of October respectively. Panilla also played for Ecuador against the United States on the 10th of October which was his debut at the international level. He has made a goal in the match.
Penilla has also made a total of 16 appearances in the major league soccer with a total of 3 goals,2 assists, and 2 yellow cards. So, his current market value is around 1.25 million Euros, 1.75 million being his highest market value.