Universidad Católica del Ecuador

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For the Chilean football club, see Club Deportivo Universidad Católica.
Universidad Católica
Full name Club Deportivo de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Nickname(s) "Los Camaratas"
"El Trencito Azul" (The Blue train)
"Los Santos" (The Saints)
Founded June 26, 1963[1]
Ground Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Ground Capacity 35,742
President Enrique Portilla Castro
Manager Luis Soler
League Serie A
2013 4th
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Universidad Católica is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador.


Universidad Católica was originally founded as a university football team for Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, a Catholic university in Quito. In 1962, they won the inter-university championship. Soon after, they became a football club on June 26, 1963 under Liga Deportiva de la Universidad Católica.

On January 15, 1965, they beat Club Gladiador for the right to compete professional. They then won their first professional title at the 12th Interandean Professional Championship that same year.

In 1973 & 1979, Universidad Católica finished second in the national championship. As a results, they were allowed to participate in the Copa Libertaodres the following years (1974 & 1980). Although being in the First Category (Primera A & Primera B) for most of their history, they descended to the Second Category in 1993. They returned to Primera B in 1998, and ascended briefly to Primera A for 2008.

Current squad[edit]

The Universidad Católica del Ecuador squad in August 2014. (Photo: Andes)

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 Rodrigo Peréa
2 Ecuador DF Deison Méndez
3 Ecuador DF Henry Cangá
5 Ecuador MF Jorge Mendoza Uza
6 Ecuador DF Ridder Alcivar
7 Ecuador FW Armando Wila
8 Ecuador MF Romario Ibarra
10 Argentina MF Facundo Martínez
11 Ecuador MF Jesi Godoy
12 Argentina GK Hernán Galíndez
No. Position Player
14 Ecuador MF Elvis Patta
15 Ecuador MF Carlos Moyano
17 Ecuador FW Henry Patta
18 Ecuador MF Gabriel Espinosa
20 Ecuador FW Jorge Cúesta
21 Ecuador MF Jonathan De La Cruz
23 Uruguay MF Diego Benítez
33 Ecuador FW Jose Miguel Andrade
51 Ecuador MF Jonathan Carabalí


  • Campeonato Professional Interandino (1): 1965


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