Club Deportivo ESPOLI

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Full name Club Deportivo ESPOLI
  • El Equipo Policial (The Police Team)
  • La Poli
  • El Gallito (The Little Rooster)
  • La Chapita (The Police)
  • Los Gitanos (The Gypsies)
Founded February 5, 1986
Ground Estadio Olímpico Municipal Etho Vega
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Ecuador Gral. Euclides Mantilla Herrera
Coach Ecuador Carlos Calderón
League Serie B
2012 9th

Club Deportivo ESPOLI is a professional football team from Quito, Ecuador that plays in the Serie A, the top level of professional football in country. The team belong to the Escuela Superior de Policía (ESPOLI), a police academy in Quito.

The closest the team has ever come to a national championship was in 1995, when they came in 2nd place in the national tournament to Barcelona. The result allowed them to participate in the 1996 Copa Libertadores, where they were eliminated in the Round of 16.


Although based in Quito, the team will be chosen Estadio Olímpico Municipal Etho Vega in Santo Domingo for their home stadium. In the past, they have also hosted home game in Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa (1991–1995 and 1995–2001) and Estadio Chillogallo (2004) in Quito, Estadio Olímpico in Ibarra (1995 and 2002–2004), Estadio Guillermo Albornoz in Cayambe (2005–2007), and Estadio La Cocha in Latacunga (2007–2009).

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Ecuador GK Alexi Lemos
2 Paraguay DF Cristian Ojeda
3 Paraguay MF Gustavo Cañete
4 Ecuador DF Javier Quiñónez
5 Ecuador MF José Vizcaíno
6 Ecuador MF Onofre Mejía
7 Ecuador DF Jonathan Cobo
9 Uruguay FW Javier Guarino
14 Ecuador MF Melinton Guerrero
15 Ecuador MF Carlos Quillupangui
16 Ecuador MF Luis Quiñones
No. Position Player
17 Ecuador MF Diego Lara
20 Ecuador FW Diego Armas
23 Ecuador MF Edison Gallardo
50 Ecuador MF Xavier López
51 Ecuador MF Roger Saltos
52 Ecuador MF Henry Medina
Ecuador DF Francisco Gómez
Ecuador MF Luis Arce
Ecuador MF Carlos Montaño
Ecuador FW Esteban Troya
Ecuador FW Marlon Rodríguez


ESPOLI's original logo.

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Best: Round of 16

External links[edit]