2008 Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito season

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LDU Quito
2008 season
President Carlos Arroyo
Manager Edgardo Bauza
Serie A 2nd
Copa Libertadores Champion
Copa Sudamericana Round of 16
FIFA Club World Cup Runner-up
Top goalscorer League: Claudio Bieler (13 goals)
All: Claudio Bieler (17 goals)

Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito's 2008 season is the club's 55th year in professional football, and the 47th in the top level of national football, Ecuador's Serie A.

In the domestic tournament, the club unsuccessfully defended their 2007 title, finishing as the runner-up to Deportivo Quito. The club reached a level of success in international tournaments that no other Ecuadorian club has ever achieved. LDU Quito became the first Ecuadorian club to win an international title by winning their first Copa Libertadores. The win allowed the club to participate in FIFA's annual Club World Cup, which they finished in 2nd place.

2008 marked the last season Argentine manager Edgardo Bauza will remain at the position. He would be replaced by Uruguayan Jorge Fossati, who previously led the team from 2003-2004.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Argentina Edgardo Bauza
Assistant coach Argentina Jose Daniel Di Leo
Physical trainer Argentina Bruno Militano
Club doctor Ecuador Juan Barriga
Ecuador Marco Lascano
Physical therapist Ecuador Fernando Iza
Ecuador Edgar Alvarez

Last updated: December 17, 2008
Source: Plantel 2008

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Umbro
Sponsor(s): Holcim

Principal
Alternate
CL alt.
CS alt.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ecuador GK José Francisco Cevallos
2 Argentina DF Norberto Araujo
3 Ecuador DF Renán Calle
4 Ecuador MF Paúl Ambrosi
5 Ecuador MF Alfonso Obregón
7 Ecuador MF Luis Bolaños
8 Ecuador FW Patricio Urrutia (captain)
9 Ecuador FW Agustín Delgado
10 Ecuador MF Edder Vaca
11 Ecuador FW Franklin Salas
12 Ecuador GK Carlos Espinoza
13 Ecuador MF Néicer Reasco
14 Ecuador MF Diego Calderón
15 Ecuador DF Willian Araujo
16 Argentina FW Claudio Bieler
17 Ecuador FW Cristian Suárez
No. Position Player
18 Ecuador DF Byron Camacho
19 Chile FW Reinaldo Navia
20 Ecuador MF Pedro Larrea
21 Argentina MF Damián Manso
22 Ecuador GK Alexander Domínguez
23 Ecuador DF Jairo Campos
24 Ecuador MF Gabriel Espinosa
25 Ecuador GK Daniel Viteri
27 Ecuador FW Víctor Estupiñán
50 Ecuador MF Danny Vaca
51 Ecuador FW Jefferson Lara
52 Ecuador MF Israel Chango
53 Ecuador MF Tito Valencia
54 Ecuador MF Carlos Alfredo Delgado
55 Ecuador FW Lenin Ibujes
57 Ecuador MF Efren de la Cruz

Transfers[edit]

Copa Libertadores squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ecuador GK José Francisco Cevallos
2 Argentina DF Norberto Araujo
3 Ecuador DF Renán Calle
4 Ecuador DF Paul Ambrosi
5 Ecuador MF Alfonso Obregón
6 Ecuador DF Jefferson Lara
7 Ecuador FW Luis Bolaños
8 Ecuador MF Patricio Urrutia (captain)
9 Ecuador FW Agustín Delgado
10 Ecuador FW Víctor Estupiñán
11 Ecuador FW Franklin Salas
12 Ecuador GK Luis Preti
13 Ecuador MF Pedro Larrea
14 Ecuador MF Diego Calderón
No. Position Player
15 Ecuador MF William Araujo
16 Argentina FW Claudio Bieler
17 Ecuador MF Cristian Suárez
18 Ecuador MF Byron Camacho
19 Ecuador FW Joffre Guerrón
20 Paraguay MF Enrique Vera
21 Argentina MF Damián Manso
22 Ecuador MF Edder Vaca
23 Ecuador DF Jairo Campos
24 Ecuador MF Israel Chango
25 Ecuador GK Daniel Viteri
Ecuador MF Andrés Arrunátegui
Ecuador FW Iván Kaviedes

Copa Sudamericana squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ecuador GK José Francisco Cevallos
2 Ecuador MF Efren de la Cruz
3 Ecuador DF Renán Calle
4 Ecuador MF Paúl Ambrosi
5 Ecuador MF Alfonso Obregón
6 Ecuador DF Jefferson Lara
7 Ecuador MF Luis Bolaños
8 Ecuador MF Patricio Urrutia (captain)
9 Ecuador FW Agustín Delgado
10 Ecuador MF Edder Vaca
11 Ecuador FW Franklin Salas
12 Ecuador MF Gabriel Espinosa
13 Ecuador FW Lenín Ibujes
14 Ecuador MF Diego Calderón
No. Position Player
15 Ecuador DF William Araujo
16 Argentina FW Claudio Bieler
17 Ecuador FW Cristian Suárez
18 Ecuador MF Byron Camacho
19 Chile FW Reinaldo Navia
20 Ecuador MF Pedro Larrea
21 Argentina MF Damián Manso
22 Ecuador GK Alexander Domínguez
23 Ecuador DF Jairo Campos
24 Ecuador MF Israel Chango
25 Ecuador GK Daniel Viteri
Argentina DF Norberto Araujo
Ecuador MF Néicer Reasco

Club World Cup squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ecuador GK José Francisco Cevallos
2 Argentina DF Norberto Araujo
3 Ecuador DF Renán Calle
4 Ecuador MF Paúl Ambrosi
5 Ecuador MF Alfonso Obregón
7 Ecuador MF Luis Bolaños
8 Ecuador FW Patricio Urrutia (captain)
9 Ecuador FW Agustín Delgado
10 Ecuador MF Edder Vaca
11 Ecuador MF Danny Vaca
13 Ecuador MF Néicer Reasco
14 Ecuador MF Diego Calderón
No. Position Player
15 Ecuador DF William Araujo
16 Argentina FW Claudio Bieler
17 Ecuador FW Cristian Suárez
19 Chile FW Reinaldo Navia
20 Ecuador MF Pedro Larrea
21 Argentina MF Damián Manso
22 Ecuador GK Alexander Domínguez
23 Ecuador DF Jairo Campos
24 Ecuador MF Gabriel Espinosa
25 Ecuador GK Daniel Viteri
28 Ecuador MF Israel Chango

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Serie A First Stage 4th Feb 1 Dec 6
Copa Libertadores Second Stage Winner Feb 20 Jul 2
Copa Sudamericana First Stage Round of 16 Aug 14 Oct 1
Club World Cup Semifinal Runner-up Dec 17 Dec 21

Serie A[edit]

2008 was the club's 47th season in the top-flight national tournament.

First Stage[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Deportivo Quito 22 13 6 3 38 17 +21 45
2 LDU Quito 22 11 5 6 36 22 +14 38
3 Deportivo Cuenca 22 10 7 5 16 10 +6 37
4 El Nacional 22 10 7 5 21 9 +12 37
5 Barcelona 22 9 8 5 34 27 +7 35
6 ESPOLI 22 9 4 9 31 29 +2 31
7 Macará 22 8 6 8 18 19 −1 30
8 Emelec 22 7 8 7 23 28 −5 29
9 Técnico Universitario 22 7 2 13 20 40 −20 23
10 Olmedo 22 3 9 10 15 27 −12 18
11 Universidad Católica 22 4 6 12 22 38 −16 18
12 Deportivo Azogues 22 3 8 11 22 31 −9 17

Updated to games played on September 24, 2008.
Source: First Stage Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
LDU Quito qualified for the Liguilla Final with 2 bonus points.

Second Stage[edit]

For the Second Stage, LDU Quito was drawn into Group B.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Macará 10 5 3 2 17 13 +4 18
2 LDU Quito
3 Técnico Universitario 10 3 6 1 10 9 +1 15
4 Universidad Católica 10 3 3 4 14 16 −2 12
5 Deportivo Cuenca 10 2 4 4 12 13 −1 10
6 ESPOLI 10 2 2 6 7 11 −4 8

Updated to games played on September 24, 2008.
Source: Group B Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Aggregate Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Deportivo Quito 32 18 8 6 53 27 +26 62
2 Barcelona 32 16 9 7 47 31 +16 57
3 LDU Quito 32 15 9 8 48 32 +16 54
4 El Nacional 32 14 8 10 37 32 +5 50
5 Macará 32 13 9 10 35 32 +3 48
6 Deportivo Cuenca 32 12 11 9 38 29 +9 47
7 Emelec 32 11 9 12 30 43 −13 42
8 ESPOLI 32 11 6 15 38 40 −2 39
9 Técnico Universitario 32 10 8 14 30 49 −19 38
10 Olmedo 32 8 11 13 30 36 −6 35
11 Universidad Católica 32 7 9 16 36 54 −18 30
12 Deportivo Azogues 32 4 9 19 29 48 −19 21

Updated to games played on September 27, 2008.
Source: Serie A Aggregate Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Liguilla Final[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Deportivo Quito (C) 10 6 2 2 12 5 +7 0231
2 LDU Quito 10 5 1 4 15 14 +1 0181
3 Deportivo Cuenca 10 4 2 4 10 11 −1 0151
4 El Nacional 10 3 5 2 10 9 +1 14
5 Barcelona 10 2 6 2 10 11 −1 0131
6 Macará 10 0 4 6 12 19 −7 051

Updated to games played on December 3, 2008.
Source: Liguilla Final table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1. Teams have additional bonus points: D. Quito (3); LDU Quito (2); Barcelona, D. Cuenca, & Macará (1).
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 20 10 12 63 46 +17 70 13 5 3 39 20 +19 7 5 9 24 26 −2

Source:[citation needed]

Copa Libertadores[edit]

LDU Quito qualified to the 2008 Copa Libertadores as the 2007 Serie A champion. It would be their 13th participation in CONMEBOL's top continental tournament. LDU Quito was drawn into Group 8 with Argentine 2006–07 season 5th place finishers Arsenal de Sarandí, 2007 Copa do Brasil winner Fluminense Football Club, and Paraguayan Clausura 2007 winner Club Libertad. They were the first team in the tournament to qualify to the knock-out round.

LDU Quito advanced to their first Copa Libertadores finals; they were the second Ecuadorian club to do so (the first being Barcelona). Los Albos won their first Copa Libertadores by penalty shootout after a 5-5 aggregate score at the end of the second leg. Goalkeeper José Francisco Cevallos blocked three penalty kicks to secure the title for his team.

Group 8 standings
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Fluminense Brazil 6 4 1 1 11 3 +8 13
2 LDU Quito Ecuador 6 3 1 2 10 5 +5 10
3 Arsenal de Sarandí Argentina 6 3 0 3 6 14 −8 9
4 Libertad Paraguay 6 1 0 5 5 10 −5 3

Copa Sudamericana[edit]

LDU Quito participated in their 5th Copa Sudamericana. They qualified by finishing first in the second stage of the 2007 Serie A.

FIFA Club World Cup[edit]

LDU Quito was the first Ecuadorian club to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup and the first non-Argentine/Brazilian club from CONMEBOL to participate. As the winner of the Copa Libertadores, they received a bye into the semifinals.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorer[edit]

Season: Claudio Bieler (17 goals)

  • Serie A: Claudio Bieler (13 goals)
  • International: Luis Bolaños (7 goals)
    • Copa Libertadores: Luis Bolaños (5 goals)
    • Copa Sudamericana: Reinaldo Navia (2 goals)
    • FIFA Club World Cup: Claudio Bieler & Luis Bolaños (1 goal each)