2012 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Serie A

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Copa Credife Serie A
Season 2012
Champions Barcelona (14th title)
Relegated Olmedo
Técnico Universitario
2013 Copa Libertadores Barcelona
Emelec
LDU Quito
2012 Copa Sudamericana Barcelona
LDU Loja
Emelec
2013 Copa Sudamericana Barcelona
Emelec
LDU Loja
Independiente José Terán
Matches played 268
Goals scored 626 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorer Narciso Mina (30 goals)
Biggest home win LDU Loja 6–0 Técnico Universitario
(September 13)
Biggest away win Deportivo Quito 0–4 Macará
(December 2)
Highest scoring Olmedo 4–4 Deportivo Quito
(April 25)
Longest winning run Barcelona — 5 matches
(May 6–June 13)
Longest unbeaten run LDU Quito — 9 matches
(March 28–May 18)
LDU Loja — 9 matches
(November 3–December 15)
Longest winless run Olmedo — 12 matches
(September 19–December 2)
Longest losing run Olmedo — 6 matches
(April 29–June 13)
2011
2013

The 2012 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol de la Serie A (known as the 2012 Copa Credife Serie A for sponsorship reasons) was the 54th season of the Serie A, Ecuador's premier football league. The season began on February 3 and ended in December 2012. Deportivo Quito was the defending champion. They were succeeded by Barcelona, who won their record-breaking 14th title.

Format[edit]

On the night of December 6, 2011, the Ecuadorian Football Federation determined that the format for 2012 will the same as the previous season.[1]

Teams[edit]

Twelve teams competed in the 2012 Serie A season, ten of whom remained from the previous season. ESPOLI and Imbabura were relegated last season after accumulating the least amount of points in the 2011 season aggregate table. They will be replaced by Técnico Universitario[2] and Macará,[3] the 2011 Serie B winner and runner-up, respectively. Both teams from Ambato are making returns to the Serie A. Macará is returning after one season while Técnico Universitario is returning after two.

Team Home city Home ground Manager Captain
Barcelona Guayaquil Monumental Banco Pichincha Costas, GustavoGustavo Costas Ecuador Oyola, MatíasMatías Oyola
Deportivo Cuenca Cuenca Alejandro Serrano Aguilar Duró, GuillermoGuillermo Duró Paraguay Paniagua, MiguelMiguel Paniagua
Deportivo Quito Quito Olímpico Atahualpa Insúa, Rubén DaríoRubén Darío Insúa Ecuador Saritama, LuisLuis Saritama
El Nacional Quito Olímpico Atahualpa Ecuador Pita, MarwinMarwin Pita
Emelec Guayaquil George Capwell Quinteros, GustavoGustavo Quinteros Ecuador Quiñónez, PedroPedro Quiñónez
Independiente José Terán Sangolquí Rumiñahui Repetto, PabloPablo Repetto Ecuador Samaniego, DanielDaniel Samaniego
LDU Loja Loja Federativo Reina del Cisne Vélez, PaúlPaúl Vélez Ecuador Larrea, PedroPedro Larrea
LDU Quito Quito Casa Blanca Bauza, EdgardoEdgardo Bauza Ecuador Araujo, NorbertoNorberto Araujo
Macará Ambato Bellavista Bustos, FabiánFabián Bustos Ecuador Mora, CristianCristian Mora
Manta Manta Jocay Osma, ArmandoArmando Osma Ecuador Gómez, BolívarBolívar Gómez
Olmedo Riobamba Olímpico de Riobamba Alfaro, RoqueRoque Alfaro Ecuador Caicedo, CarlosCarlos Caicedo
Técnico Universitario Ambato Bellavista Basualdo, JoséJosé Basualdo Ecuador Gómez, ChristianChristian Gómez

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Replaced by Date of
appointment
Position
in table
Pre-season changes
Técnico Universitario Paúl Vélez Sacked[M 1] November 28, 2011[4] Fabián Bustos[M 1] November 28, 2011[5] N/A
LDU Loja Diego Ochoa[M 2] Replaced December 4, 2011 Paúl Vélez December 4, 2011[6] N/A
Olmedo Dragan Miranovic Mutual consent December 6, 2011 Carlos Calderón December 6, 2011[7] N/A
First Stage changes
Olmedo Carlos Calderón Resigned February 12, 2012[8] Juan Amador Sánchez February 13, 2012 12th
Barcelona Luis Zubeldía Resigned April 9, 2012[9] Gustavo Costas April 11, 2012 4th
El Nacional Mario Saralegui Mutual consent April 9, 2012[10] Sixto Vizuete April 10, 2012[11] 8th
Técnico Universitario Fabián Bustos Mutual consent April 13, 2012[12] Mario Saralegui April 14, 2012[13] 11th
Olmedo Juan Amador Sánchez Mutual consent April 30, 2012 Óscar Pacheco June 8, 2012 12th
Deportivo Quito Carlos Ischia Sacked May 14, 2012[14] Nelson Acosta May 24, 2012[14] 7th
Técnico Universitario Mario Saralegui Resigned June 18, 2012 José Basualdo June 26, 2012[15] 11th
Inter-stage changes
Emelec Marcelo Fleitas Resigned July 8, 2012 Gustavo Quinteros July 6, 2012 N/A
Macará Homero Valencia Mutual consent July 8, 2012 Fabián Bustos July 9, 2012 N/A
Second Stage changes
Deportivo Quito Nelson Acosta Resigned July 30, 2012 Rubén Darío Insúa July 31, 2012 12th
Independiente José Terán Carlos Sevilla Resigned September 20, 2012 Pablo Repetto September 24, 2012[16] 11th
Olmedo Óscar Pacheco Resigned October 1, 2012 Roque Alfaro October 8, 2012 6th
Deportivo Cuenca Luis Soler Mutual consent October 4, 2012 Guillermo Duró October 26, 2012 9th
El Nacional Sixto Vizuete Sacked November 8, 2012 Orlando Narváez[M 2] November 9, 2012 11th
  1. ^ a b The change in managers was announced in early November, but took effect at the end of the previous season.
  2. ^ a b Interim manager.

First stage[edit]

The First Stage (Spanish: Primera Etapa) began on February 3 and ended on July 8.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 22 10 8 4 33 15 +18 38 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage,
2012 Copa Sudamericana First Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 LDU Loja 22 10 8 4 25 18 +7 38 2012 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
3 Emelec 22 11 4 7 39 23 +16 37
4 Independiente José Terán 22 10 7 5 29 20 +9 37
5 Deportivo Cuenca 22 11 3 8 24 26 −2 36
6 LDU Quito 22 8 10 4 32 22 +10 34
7 Deportivo Quito 22 8 7 7 34 23 +11 31
8 El Nacional 22 8 5 9 24 34 −10 29
9 Manta 22 7 6 9 22 23 −1 27
10 Macará 22 5 6 11 19 33 −14 21
11 Técnico Universitario 22 4 6 12 18 32 −14 18
12 Olmedo 22 4 2 16 14 44 −30 14

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR CUE QUI NAC EME IJT LDL LDQ MAC MAN OLM TEC
Barcelona 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 4–0 3–0
Deportivo Cuenca 1–0 1–4 1–0 0–3 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1
Deportivo Quito 3–0 1–3 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0
El Nacional 0–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Emelec 0–1 2–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 0–2 5–0 2–1
Independiente José Terán 0–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 3–0 4–1
LDU Loja 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 4–1
LDU Quito 2–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 5–0 2–1
Macará 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Manta 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0
Olmedo 0–2 1–0 4–4 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–3
Técnico Universitario 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0

Updated to games played on July 8, 2012.
Source: [17]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

The Second Stage (Spanish: Segunda Etapa) began on July 13 and ended on December 2.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 22 13 6 3 42 19 +23 45 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Emelec 22 11 4 7 28 26 +2 37
3 LDU Quito 22 9 8 5 26 20 +6 35
4 Independiente José Terán 22 9 4 9 22 25 −3 31
5 Técnico Universitario 22 8 7 7 27 34 −7 31
6 Manta 22 8 6 8 27 22 +5 30
7 Macará 22 9 2 11 27 29 −2 29
8 LDU Loja 22 7 6 9 28 29 −1 27
9 Deportivo Cuenca 22 7 6 9 20 23 −3 27
10 Deportivo Quito 22 6 7 9 14 25 −11 25
11 El Nacional 22 5 8 9 24 28 −4 23
12 Olmedo 22 5 6 11 22 27 −5 21

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR CUE QUI NAC EME IJT LDL LDQ MAC MAN OLM TEC
Barcelona 4–1 1–0 3–1 5–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 3–1 0–1
Deportivo Cuenca 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3
Deportivo Quito 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–1 2–0 0–0
El Nacional 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–2
Emelec 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Independiente José Terán 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–2
LDU Loja 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 6–0
LDU Quito 2–2 0–2 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2
Macará 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 4–2 1–0 2–0
Manta 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–0
Olmedo 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 4–1
Técnico Universitario 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–1

Updated to games played on December 2, 2012.
Source: [18]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 44 23 14 7 75 34 +41 83 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Emelec 44 22 8 14 67 49 +18 74 Second-Place Playoffs
3 LDU Quito 44 17 18 9 58 42 +16 69
4 Independiente José Terán 44 19 11 14 51 45 +6 68 Fourth-Place Playoffs
5 LDU Loja 44 17 14 13 53 47 +6 65
6 Deportivo Cuenca 44 18 9 17 44 49 −5 63
7 Manta 44 15 12 17 49 45 +4 57
8 Deportivo Quito 44 14 14 16 48 48 0 56
9 El Nacional 44 13 13 18 48 62 −14 52
10 Macará 44 14 8 22 46 62 −16 50
11 Técnico Universitario 44 12 13 19 45 66 −21 49 Relegated to the Serie B
12 Olmedo 44 9 8 27 36 71 −35 35

Third stage[edit]

The Third Stage (Spanish: Tercera Etapa) began on December 9 and ended on December 16. It consisted of two playoffs.

Fourth-place playoffs[edit]

Independiente José Terán and LDU Loja played in the fourth-place playoff. By having the greater number of points in the aggregate table, Independiente José Terán will play the second leg at home.

Having won both matches, Independiente José Terán earned the Ecuador 3 berth in the 2013 Copa Sudamericana; LDU Loja earned the Ecuador 4 berth.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 LDU Loja 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Independiente José Terán 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0

December 15, 2012
11:00 UTC−05:00
Independiente José Terán 0–1 LDU Loja
Report León Goal 73'
Estadio Rumiñahui, Sangolquí
Attendance: 422
Referee: Miguel Hidalgo

Second-place playoffs[edit]

Emelec and LDU Quito played the second-place playoff. By having the greater number of points in the aggregate table, Emelec will play the second leg at home.

Having won both matches, Emelec won the Ecuador 2 berth for the 2013 Copa Libertadores and the 2013 Copa Sudamericana. LDU Quito earned the Ecuador 3 berth for the 2013 Copa Libertadores.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Emelec 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 LDU Quito 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0 2013 Copa Libertadores First Stage

December 9, 2012
11:30 UTC−05:00
LDU Quito 1–2 Emelec
Vitti Goal 45+1' Report de Jesús Goal 31'
Mondaini Goal 67'
Estadio Casa Blanca, Quito
Attendance: 14,466
Referee: Omar Ponce

December 16, 2012
17:00 UTC−05:00
Emelec 1–0 LDU Quito
de Jesús Goal 78' Report
Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil
Attendance: 13,243
Referee: José Luis Espinel

Finals[edit]

Since Barcelona won both the first stage and second stage, the finals were not played, and Barcelona were crowned champions. They earned the Ecuador 1 berth in the 2013 Copa Libertadores and the Ecuador 1 berth in the 2013 Copa Sudamericana.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Nationality Club Goals
1 Narciso Mina  Ecuadorian Barcelona 30
2 Claudio Bieler  Ecuadorian LDU Quito 20
3 Fábio Renato  Brazilian LDU Loja 16
4 Marlon de Jesús  Ecuadorian Emelec 13
Carlos Luis Quintero  Ecuadorian Macará 13
Enner Valencia  Ecuadorian Emelec 13
7 Ariel Nahuelpan  Argentine LDU Quito 11
Daniel Samaniego  Ecuadorian Independiente José Terán 11
9 Byron Cano  Ecuadorian Deportivo Cuenca 10
Alex Colón  Ecuadorian Técnico Universitario 10
Luciano Figueroa  Argentine Emelec 10
Marcos Mondaini  Argentine Emelec 10

Updated as of games played on December 16, 2012.
Source:[19]

Hat tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Ecuador Claudio Bieler LDU Quito Olmedo 5–0 February 12, 2012
Ecuador Alex Colón Técnico Universitario Olmedo 0–3 February 24, 2012
Ecuador Luis Caicedo Barcelona Olmedo 4–0 March 23, 2012
Ecuador Claudio Bieler LDU Quito El Nacional 3–2 March 31, 2012
Brazil Fábio Renato LDU Loja El Nacional 1–3 July 1, 2012
Argentina Marcos Mondaini Emelec Olmedo 5–0 July 8, 2012
Ecuador Narciso Mina4 Barcelona Macará 4–0 July 21, 2012
Ecuador Christian Márquez Manta Técnico Universitario 4–0 November 18, 2012
Ecuador Carlos Luis Quintero Macará Deportivo Quito 0–4 December 2, 2012
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeonato Nacional 2012 se Jugará con Mismo Sistema Desde 5 de Febrero" [2012 Campeonato Nacional will be played with the same format starting on February 5] (in Spanish). Ecuadorian Football Federation. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Técnico Universitario festejó en Azogues su retorno a la Serie A" [Técnico Universitario celebrated in Azogues their return to the Primera A] (in Spanish). El Comercio. October 26, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ambato está de fiesta por el retorno del Macará a la Primera A" [Ambato is celebrating the return of Macará to the Primera A] (in Spanish). El Comercio. November 25, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.futbolecuador.com/stories/publica/24302
  5. ^ http://www.futbolecuador.com/stories/publica/24240
  6. ^ "Vélez dirigirá a Liga de Loja en 2012: El técnico confirmó que todo está arreglado" [Vélez will manage Liga de Loja in 2012: The manager confirmed that all is arranged] (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. December 4, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Carlos Calderón, nuevo comandante del Ciclón" [Carlos Calderón, the new commander of the Cyclone]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. February 12, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Primera renuncia de 2012" [The first resignation of 2012]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. February 12, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "El Príncipe abandona el Reino de los Amarillos" [The Prince abandoned the Kingdom of the Yellows]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. April 9, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Saralegui afuera de El Nacional" [Saralegui leaves El Nacional]. website (in Spanish). lared.com.ec. April 9, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Puros Criollos hasta en el banco" (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ya le retiraron el apoyo: Fabián Bustos no continuará en Técnico y suena Saralegui" [They withdrew their support: Fabián Bustos will not continue with Técnico and dream of Saralegui]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. April 13, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ni una semana sin trabajo: Mario Saralegui se pondrá al frente de Técnico Universitario" [Not one week with a job: Mario Saralegui will be placed in charge of Técnico Universitario]. website (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. April 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Se terminó el Romance: Carlos Ischia fue despedido como entrenador del Deportivo Quito" [The romance is over: Ishcia was sacked as the manager of Deportivo Quito] (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Vuelve a la tierra que lo vio nacer como DT" [Return to the place that saw him born as a manager] (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. June 26, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Repetto asume en el Valle" [Repetto assumes command in the Valle] (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. September 24, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Partidos y Resultados" (in Spanish). ecuafutbol.org. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Partidos y Resultados" (in Spanish). ecuafutbol.org. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Goleadores Mayores-Primera A" [Goalscorers Serie A] (in Spanish). ecuafutbol.org. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 

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