Byron David Castillo Segura, professionally known as Byron Castillo is an Ecuadorian footballer. He is well recognized for playing for Liga MX club Leon and the Ecuador national team. Mainly a right-back, he can also play as a winger. He was called up to the Ecuador national team by manager Gustavo Alfaro for three 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay, Chile, and Uruguay on 29th August 2021. Byron made his full international debut on 2nd September, starting in the 2-0 win over the former at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado in Quito. He is also active in social media as he has gained more than 357K followers on his Instagram account and over 4.5K followers on his Twitter account.
Byron Castillo Famous For
- Being an Ecuadorian footballer.
- For playing for Liga MX club Leon and the Ecuador national team.
Who are Byron Castillo’s parents?
Byron Castillo opened his eyes for the very first time on 10th November 1998 in Playas, Ecuador. He took birth with the real name of Byron David Castillo Segura in a Christian religious family. He holds Ecuadorian nationality and he came from Ecuadorian-white ethnic background. Byron has celebrated his 23rd birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Scorpio. Thus, his race is white. He is the son of his father, Miguel Castillo, and his mother, Esperanza Quintana.
Byron Castillo Football Career
- Byron Castillo started his football career with Norte America but made his debut as a senior while on loan at Deportivo Azogues.
- Then he was loaned to Emelec in May 2015 but was released in July after having problems with his documentation.
- He moved to Aucas in January 2016 and made his Serie A debut with the side on 7th February, starting in a 1-2 away loss against Fuerza Amarilla, and scored his first goal in the category late in the month, in a 1-1 home draw against Mushuc Runa.
- Castillo was presented at Barcelona SC on 5th January 2017 and he started to feature more regularly from the 2018 season onwards and became a regular starter in 2020.
- He signed a new contract with the club until 2025 on 10th July 2021.
- Byron was a part of the Ecuador under-17 team that featured in both the 2015 South American U-17 Championship and the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
- He featured for the under-20s in a friendly against Chile in November 2016 and was called up to the Ecuador national team by manager Gustavo Alfaro for three 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay, Chile, and Uruguay on 29th August 2021.
- Castillo made his full international debut on 2nd September, starting in the 2-0 win over the former at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado in Quito.
- Castillo was separated from the Ecuador under-20 squad after allegations that he was born in Tumaco, a Colombian city near the Ecuadorian border in 2017. He was accused of adulterating his birth documentation in January 2019 and this issue kept him out of any Ecuadorian national teams.
- In February 2021, an investigation started to determine if Castillo was Ecuadorian or Colombian and finally, his Ecuadorian nationality was confirmed on 24th April of that year.
- The Chilean Football Federation submitted a complaint to FIFA about Castillo’s nationality in May 2022, alleging that he was born in Tumaco, Colombia in July 1995.
- Later FIFA closed the investigation after nearly one month on 10th June, confirming Ecuador’s spot in the World Cup.
Awards and Achievements
- Club Leon on 01/07/2022 for 2.9M €
- Barcelona SC on 01/01/2018
- Aucas on 01/02/2016 at loan
- Deportivo Azogues on 23/02/2015 From CSNA U20
Is Byron Castillo dating?
Byron Castillo is an unmarried footballer. As he likes to keep his personal life out of social media, he has not disclosed any details about his partner. He’s in fact got a lot going on for him career-wise, so probably he does not have much time left for relationships and all. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Byron Castillo?
Byron Castillo has a net worth of $2 million as of 2022 whereas he has also a fine amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. With his calm and easy-going personality, he is expected to get more popular in the coming years. In addition, his major source of income is his football career. His current market value is €2.50m which is also his highest market value as of 30th December 2021.
How tall is Byron Castillo?
Byron Castillo is 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) tall and his body weighs around 126 lbs. He has dark brown hair and eye color. Besides, Byron’s body build type is athletic.