LDU Loja

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LDU de Loja
LDU Loja logo.png
Full name Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Loja
Nickname(s) La Garra del Oso (The Bear Claw)
Founded October 23, 1987
Ground Estadio Federativo Reina del Cisne
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Jaime Villavicencio
Manager Diego Ochoa (interim)
League Serie A
2013 10th

Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Loja is a professional association football team from the city of Loja, Ecuador. They play in the Serie A, the highest level of the Ecuadorian professional football league. In the First Stage of the 2012 season, the team qualified for the first time to an international tournament, the 2012 Copa Sudamericana.


Liga de Loja, began of the National University of Loja as a professional club in 1979. It has been the only football team from Loja that has been in the Serie A of Ecuadorian football and winning numerous championships locally. Its biggest fan groups are called: White Fury, The 12 South, The Band of the Black, Bear Claw, and Fan of Flags among the major. It was in the 1989 Loja league with players like the "Pavito" Orellana, Murillo, the "Tocho" Paz in the arch, among others, along with its reinforcements, won the zonal promotion to the Serie B, and so for the first time a team lojano brings the spectacle of professional football to the Estadio Federativo Reina del Cisne.

With a solid leadership group, friends and partner that contributed to achieving long-awaited by Loja, in this group was chaired by Mr. Vincent Gahona, were also: Eng Telmo Castro, Mr. Marco Quito, Mr. Joseph Trelles, Mr. Byron Diaz. Dr. Alfonso Mendieta, among others. In 2003, history repeats itself, after two consecutive years of arriving in the final stages for classification and not have made it on goal differential in the second year, the leadership headed by Dr. Max Gonzalez, and Dr. . Luis Castillo president of the football committee, was unable to consolidate a group of experienced players with the case of the "Cocoa" Pazmino, Wilman Buele and supported by young talents as the "Cat" Gonzaga, Diego Feijoo, is returned to the Serie B Ecuadorian football championship, this time managing to further the Category II championship after beating team LDU Portoviejo in the Loja, to relive the illusion of an entire region that longed for the teams return to top flight.


The Estadio Federativo Reina del Cisne, is a multi-purpose stadium. It is located on Avenida Emiliano Ortega and Lourdes in the city of Loja. It was inaugurated on September 7, 1980, is used mostly for playing football and play at home there Liga de Loja, team Serie A Ecuadorian football. Its capacity is 14,935 spectators.

The stadium plays an important role in local football, as clubs like Liga de Loja Loja, Buffalos, Liga Deportiva Bernardina, City of Loja, Macas Automotive, New Horizons, Technical University of Loja, JVC Football Club, Football Club Loja, Borussia and The Thebaid made and / or make the local sports scene.


  • 'Uniform main': White shirts, white shorts and white socks.
  • 'Uniforms alternative': Black shirt, black shorts and black socks.


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 Luis Fernández
3 Paraguay DF Óscar Ayala
5 Ecuador MF Pedro Larrea (captain)
7 Paraguay MF Osvaldo Hobecker
8 Ecuador FW Carlos Caicedo
9 Ecuador FW Fábio Renato
10 Ecuador MF Jonny Uchuari
11 Argentina FW Danilo Carando
14 Ecuador MF David Vilela
15 Ecuador MF Onofre Mejía
16 Ecuador DF Julio Ayoví
17 Ecuador FW Juan Villacrés
18 Ecuador MF Byron Calva
20 Ecuador MF Jhon García
No. Position Player
21 Ecuador MF Fabricio Guevara
22 Ecuador DF Robert Arboleda
24 Ecuador DF Armando Gómez
27 Ecuador FW Sergio Mina
30 Ecuador MF Kener Arce
33 Ecuador GK Danny Cabezas
51 Ecuador MF Pablo Estrella
55 Ecuador FW Gregoris Ortíz
Ecuador DF Robinson Requene
Ecuador MF Dubar Enríquez
Ecuador MF Jover Espinoza
Ecuador FW Steven Gálvez
Ecuador FW Marco Micolta

Out to loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Colombia DF Jimmy Bermúdez (to Mexico Atlante F.C.)


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Coordinates: 4°0′4″S 79°11′47″W / 4.00111°S 79.19639°W / -4.00111; -79.19639