Otilino Tenorio was ahead of his time. He was so talented as a youngster growing up that he was signed by an Ecuadorian pro club team when he was 11 years old. Years later, he was transferred to a Saudi Arabian team and after a stay there, he made his way back to a different Ecuadorian club.
His greatest talents served in the most difficult position of the sport to become successful at. Scoring enough times to earn the reputation of a 'finisher' is tough to do in Soccer, but this was Otilino's job.
He had a knack for finding the net; he was a player able to figure out how to make the goal when all options appeared unavailable. He used his head, a strike from far out, a dribble and shot or picked up the trash of a loose ball in front of the goal.
His performance had pizzazz. He danced with a special motivation after scoring, like he was playing the game for others so they could feel better about their day. His nickname was the 'joy of football' (la alegria del futbol) and the 'joy of the village' (alegria del pueblo).