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Abdalá Bucaram Jr.
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Bucaram in 2010
Member of the National Assembly for the National Constituency
In office
31 July 2009 – 1 December 2014
Personal details
Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Pulley

(1982-03-25) 25 March 1982 (age 41)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Political party Fuerza Ecuador
Other political
Ecuadorian Roldosist Party (until 2014)
Spouse(s) Gabriela Pazmiño
Abdalá Bucaram Jr.
Personal information
Playing position
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 CDS Santa Rita
2001–2002 Colo-Colo
2002 Barcelona
2003 Alianza de Montevideo
2003 Emelec
2004 Audax Octubrina
2004 Santiago Morning
2005 Unión San Felipe
Total 85 (17)
National team
2001 Ecuador U–20
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Abdalá Jaime "Dalo" Bucaram Pulley Jr. (born 25 March 1982, in Guayaquil, Ecuador), is an Ecuadorian political figure and former footballer. He is the son of former President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz.

After his retirement from professional football at age 24, he began his political career by being elected to office, as an Assemblyman with 428,000 votes in 2009 and in 2014 was re-elected with 500,000.

On December 1, 2014, he announced his resignation from his position as National Assemblyman due to his strong convictions that the office he served did not serve the best interest of his constituents.

On 2017 he ran for the presidency of the republic under the support of his political party Fuerza Ecuador (FE), founded by him, he lost the election obtaining only 4.82% of the votes.

He was invited to the XIII Latin American Summit of Political Marketing and Governance, event that brings together the leading strategists and political consultants of the world.

Early life

Abdala "Dalo" Bucaram was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador on March 25, 1982, son of Abdala Bucaram Ortiz and Maria Rosa Pulley Vergara. He is the third of four brothers: James, Linda and Michel.

He completed his high school education at the Moderna Sergio Perez Valdez College in Guayaquil.

As an athlete he was part of one of the two most relevant teams in the country C.S. Emelec where he began his football career. He also played with Barcelona S.C, Santa Rita and Otubrino Daring Nationally.

Internationally he played for teams such as Chacarita Junior (Argentina) and the Alliance of Montevideo in the Uruguayan second division.


Bucaram's father is Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz, a populist who was President of Ecuador from August 10, 1996, to February 6, 1997, when he was ousted by the Congress of Ecuador for alleged "mental incapacity".

Marriage and sons

He married in 2005 with TV host an assemblywoman Gabriela Pazmiño, with whom he has four children: Dalia, Maria Gabriela, Abdala and Charlotte.


Bucaram studied law at the Metropolitan University of Ecuador. Later, he transferred to the Cooperative University of Colombia in Quito where he graduated with a degree in law from the courts of the Republic in 2008.

After graduating as a lawyer, Bucaram specialized in Constitutional Law at the Universidad de Salamanca of Spain in 2013. He continued his studies and pursued a master's degree in Political Management from George Washington University.

Bucaram also fulfilled seminars at the University of Alicante, University of Salamanca, and George Washington University.

Sport career

As a football player his position was as a midfielder for several clubs in South America.

In 2001, he was selected for the national football team U-20 Ecuador, but only played the opening match of the South American championship. [1]

After that match against Venezuela ended in a 0–0 score manager José María Burbano resigned and Fabian Andrade took over as coach. Bucaram said a political conspiracy prevented him from being selected for any additional games during the tournament [2].

In 2003, while playing for Emelec, he participated in the Copa Libertadores. During the tournament he played two games [3].

Club Country Year
Emelec (minor divisions) Ecuador Ecuador 1996–2000
Santa Rita Ecuador Ecuador 2001
Barcelona Ecuador Ecuador 2002
Emelec Ecuador Ecuador 2003
Alianza Uruguay Uruguay 2003
Audaz Octubrino Ecuador Ecuador 2004
Santiago Morning Chile Chile 2004
Santa Rita Ecuador Ecuador 2005

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