Ecuadorian Serie B

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Copa Credife Serie B
Country Ecuador
Confederation CONMEBOL
Founded 1971
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Serie A
Relegation to Segunda Categoría
Current champions Olmedo (3rd title)
(2013)
Most championships Técnico Universitario
(5 titles each)
Website Official webpage

The Primera Categoría Serie B, shorten to Serie B or Primera B, is a professional football league in Ecuador. It sits on the second tier of the Ecuadorian football league system. Contested by twelve clubs, it operates a system of promotion and relegation with the top-flight Serie A and the bottom level Segunda Categoría. The season runs from February to December in two stages. Due to sponsorship reasons, it is known as the Copa Credife Serie B.

The Serie B has been in place since 1971 and has been held on a yearly basis since (except 1973 & 1983-1988), often holding two tournaments a year. The top team at the end of the tournament is not called the champion, but rather the winner. The number of teams being promoted or relegated changed through the years because, like the Serie A, the format often changes on a seasonal basis. The 2010 season was split into two stages, each with an identical double round-robin format. The team with the most points at the end of both stages is the winner. The winner and runner-up both get promoted to the Serie A for the following season while the two teams with the least amount of points at the end of the season are relegated to the Segunda Categoría.

Thirty different clubs have won the Serie B, but only twelve have won it multiple times. The most successful team is Técnico Universitario, with five titles. The current winner is Olmedo, who won their third title in 2013.

Current teams[edit]

There are currently twelve teams in the 2013 Serie B.

List of champions[edit]

Season[1] Champion (title count) Runner-up
1971 Macará (1) Olmedo
1972 E1 LDU Portoviejo (1) Deportivo Quito
E2 Deportivo Cuenca (1) Universidad Católica
1974 E1 LDU Quito (1) América de Quito
E2 Aucas (1) Deportivo Quito
1975 E1 Manta (1) Audaz Octubrino
E2 Audaz Octubrino (1) 9 de Octubre
1976 E1 Carmen Mora (1) Deportivo Quito
E2 LDU Portoviejo (2) América de Quito
1977 E1 LDU Cuenca (1) Manta
E2 Técnico Universitario (1) Deportivo Quito
1978 E1 Bonita Banana (1) UD Valdez
E2 América de Quito (1) LDU Quito
1979 E1 Manta (2) Aucas
E2 El Nacional (1) Everest
1980 E1 Deportivo Quito (1) LDU Cuenca
E2 LDU Portoviejo (3) Deportivo Cuenca
1981 E1 Emelec (1) 9 de Octubre
E2 Técnico Universitario (2) LDU Portoviejo
1982 E1 Quevedo (1) Aucas
E2 Manta (1) América de Quito
1989 E1 Delfín (1) Universidad Católica
E2 Juventus (1) River Plate Riobamba
1990 E1 Universidad Católica (1) LDU Portoviejo
E2 Juvenil (1) LDU Loja
1991 E1 Green Cross (1) LDU Portoviejo
E2 Aucas (2) ESPOLI
1992 E1 LDU Portoviejo (4) ESPOLI
E2 Santos (1) Calvi
1993 ESPOLI (1) LDU Portoviejo
1994 Olmedo (1) 9 de Octubre
1995 Deportivo Cuenca (2) Técnico Universitario
1996 Quevedo (2) Calvi
1997 Panamá (1) Delfín
1998 Macará (2) Audaz Octubrino
1999 Técnico Universitario (3) LDU Portoviejo
2000 Delfín (2) LDU Portoviejo
2001 LDU Quito (2) Deportivo Cuenca
2002 Técnico Universitario (4) Manta
2003 Olmedo (2) Macará
2004 Quevedo (3) LDU Loja
2005 A ESPOLI (2) Manta
C Macará (3) Universidad Católica
2006 E1 Deportivo Azogues (1) Universidad Católica
E2 Imbabura (1) Universidad Católica
2007 Universidad Católica (2) ESPOLI
2008 Manta (1) LDU Portoviejo
2009 Independiente José Terán (1) Universidad Católica
2010 LDU Loja (1) Imbabura
2011 Técnico Universitario (5) Macará
2012 Universidad Católica (3) Quevedo
2013 Olmedo (3) Mushuc Runa

Titles by club[edit]

Team Nº of titles Years
Técnico Universitario 5 1977 E2, 1981 E2, 1999, 2002, 2011
LDU Portoviejo 4 1972 E1, 1976 E2, 1980 E2, 1992 E1
Macará 3 1971, 1998, 2005 C
Manta 3 1975 E1, 1979 E1, 1982 E2
Olmedo 3 1994, 2003, 2013
Quevedo 3 1982 E1, 1996, 2004
Universidad Católica 3 1990 E1, 2007, 2012
ESPOLI 2 1993, 2005 A
Deportivo Cuenca 2 1972 E2, 1995
Aucas 2 1974 E2, 1991 E2
Delfín 2 1989 E1, 2000
LDU Quito 2 1974 E1, 2001
Deportivo Quito 1 1980 E1
América de Quito 1 1978 E2
Audaz Octubrino 1 1975 E2
LDU Loja 1 2010
Manta FC 1 2008
LDU Cuenca 1 1977 E1
Bonita Banana 1 1978 E1
Carmen Mora 1 1976 E1
Deportivo Azogues 1 2006 E1
El Nacional 1 1979 E2
Emelec 1 1981 E1
Green Cross 1 1991 E1
Imbabura 1 2006 E2
Independiente José Terán 1 2009
Juvenil 1 1990 E2
Juventus 1 1989 E2
Panamá 1 1997
Santos 1 1992 E2

Titles by city[edit]

City Nº of titles Clubs
Quito 12 Universidad Católica (3), Aucas (2), ESPOLI (2), LDU Quito (2), América de Quito (1), Deportivo Quito (1), El Nacional (1)
Ambato 7 Técnico Universitario (4), Macará (3)
Manta 6 Manta (3), Delfín (2), Green Cross (1), Manta FC (1)
Portoviejo 4 LDU Portoviejo (4)
Cuenca 3 Deportivo Cuenca (2), LDU Cuenca (1)
Riobamba 3 Olmedo (3)
Esmeraldas 2 Juvenil (1), Juventus (1)
Guayaquil 2 Emelec (1), Panamá (1)
Machala 2 Audaz Octubrino (1), Bonita Banana (1)
Azogues 1 Deportivo Azogues (1)
El Guabo 1 Santos (1)
Ibarra 1 Imbabura (1)
Loja 1 LDU Loja (1)
Pasaje 1 Carmen Mora (1)
Quevedo 1 Deportivo Quevedo (1)
Sangolquí 1 Independiente José Terán (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avila Villagomez, Esteban (January 29, 2010). "Ecuador - List of Second and Third Division Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 

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