Sociedad Deportiva Aucas

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Full name Sociedad Deportiva Aucas
Nickname(s) Orientales, El idolo del pueblo (People's Idol)
Founded February 6, 1945
Ground Estadio Sociedad Deportiva Aucas
Quito, Ecuador
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Ramiro Gordon
Manager Julio Asad
League Serie B
2013 Serie B, 4th
Superclásico in Quito, 2005

Sociedad Deportiva Aucas (Spanish pronunciation: [sosjeˈðað ðeporˈtiβa ˈaukas]), as known as "Papa Aucas" is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador. They currently play in the second tier of the Ecuadorian football league, the Serie B, but have spent a majority of their history in the top-flight Serie A. The team is amongst the most popular in the city because of their long history in the Serie A. Despite the popularity, Aucas has never won an Ecuadorian championship. Their historic rival is LDU Quito.


The team is named after the Auca tribe, who are also called Huaorani. The club originally belonged to Royal Dutch Shell, which had been operating oil fields in the east of Ecuador where the Aucas live. The club's main uniforms colors, yellow and red, were taken from the colors used by Shell to market their products and services. The alternate uniform is gray, except for the commercial advertisements and numbers and names of players, which are red.

Players who have played for Aucas include Argentinian and nationalized Ecuadorian forward Ariel Graziani, forward Nicolás Asencio, forward Agustin Delgado, forward Edison Maldonado, Ecuador international defender Giovanny Espinoza, and the 1990 FIFA World Cup Colombian goalkeeper René Higuita.

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 Paul Alarcón
3 Argentina DF Lucas Escobedo
4 Ecuador DF Franklin Corozo
5 Ecuador DF Santiago Mallitasig
6 Ecuador MF Cesar Ricardo Mercado
7 Ecuador MF Eduardo Bone
9 Ecuador FW Gustavo Figueroa (captain)
10 Ecuador MF Danny Vaca
11 Ecuador MF Jairo Padilla
12 Ecuador GK Carlos Luis Espinoza
13 Ecuador MF Lenin Pule
No. Position Player
14 Ecuador FW Diego Betancourt
15 Ecuador MF Edwin Méndez
16 Ecuador MF Jimmy Delgado
17 Ecuador MF Roberto Garcés
18 Paraguay FW Richard Estigarribia
19 Ecuador MF Jose Quinteros
20 Paraguay MF Domingo Martínez
50 Ecuador MF Wiston Torres
53 Ecuador DF Darwin Suarez
Ecuador MF Danny Corozo
Ecuador MF Adolfo Herrera
Ecuador FW Moisés Cuero


Aucas' 1945 Campeonato Amateur del Fútbol de Pichincha winning squad
  • Campeonato Amateur del Fútbol de Pichincha (6): 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951
  • Campeonato Professional Interandino (2): 1959, 1962

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