Joao Plata

Joao Plata
Joao Plata
Joao Plata
Real Salt Lake
Forward
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Real Name: Joao Plata
HT: 5' 2" WT: 135
Designated Player
Age: 24 (03/01/1992)
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired in a trade with Toronto FC on January 30, 2013.

Standing just 5-foot-2, Plata may be one of the shortest players in MLS, but the Ecuadorian makes a big impact on the field. His quickness, dribbling skill and finishing ability can terrorize opposing defenses, and – when healthy – he can be one of the most dynamic attackers in the league.

INTERNATIONAL: Plata has four career caps with Ecuador’s senior national team, making his international debut in 2011 at Toronto FC’s BMO Field and scoring both of his international goals in a 5-1 friendly win against El Salvador in October 2014.

OUTSIDE MLS: Plata began his career in his native Ecuador, turning pro with LDU Quito in 2010. He made seven appearances for the club before going on loan to Toronto FC in 2011. After being bought outright by TFC in 2012, Plata headed back to Quito for a quick loan stint in the second half of that year, scoring one goal in 13 appearances before returning to MLS with RSL.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Real Salt Lake27259224311672912630
2015Real Salt Lake1917414314371461110
2014Real Salt Lake262413198565632141400
2013Real Salt Lake29194164585019161110
2012Toronto FC107063802025300
2011Toronto FC2621317535461791010
Career Totals-13711333969534276113625560
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