2012 Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito season

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LDU Quito
2012 season
President Carlos Arroyo
Manager Edgardo Bauza
Stadium Estadio Casa Blanca
Serie A First Stage: 6th
Second Stage: 3rd
Aggregate: 3rd
Overall: 3rd
Top goalscorer League: Claudio Bieler (20 goals)
All: Claudio Bieler (20 goals)
Highest home attendance 20,517;
(April 29 v. Barcelona)
Lowest home attendance 1,326;
(July 7 v. Manta)
Average home league attendance 8,340

Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito's 2012 season will be the club's 82nd year of existence, the 59th year in professional football, and the 51st in the top level of professional football in Ecuador.

Club[edit]

Kits
Supplier: Umbro
Sponsor(s): Diners Club International, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Discover

Principal kit
Alternate kit

Squad information[edit]

Liga's squad for the season is allowed a maximum of four (4) foreign players at any one time, and a maximum of eight (8) throughout the season. At the start of the season, Liga was mandated to start one under-19 player in each match. The jersey numbers in the main table (directly below) refer to the number on their domestic league jersey. The under-19 players will wear a jersey number of at least #50. For each CONMEBOL competition, Liga must register 25 players, whose jerseys will be numbered 1–25. Because of this, some players may have different jersey numbers while playing in CONMEBOL matches.

N
Pos
Nat.
Player
Age
Since
App
Goals
Notes
2 DF  ECU Araujo, NorbertoNorberto Araujo (captain) 33 2007 139 0
3 DF  ECU Luna, LuisLuis Luna 24 2012 0 0
4 MF  ECU de la Cruz, UlisesUlises de la Cruz (vice-captain) 37 2009 217 32 Previously with the club from '97–'99 and '00
5 MF  ECU Ambrosi, PaúlPaúl Ambrosi 31 2010 361 36 Previously with the club from '00–'09
6 DF  ARG Luna, EzequielEzequiel Luna 25 2012 0 0
7 MF  ECU Cheme, ÁngelÁngel Cheme 30 2009 45 2 Previously called Gonzalo Chila
8 MF  ECU Urrutia, PatricioPatricio Urrutia (3rd captain) 32 2010 277 43 Previously with the club from '03–'09
10 FW  ECU Plata, JoaoJoao Plata 20 2012 7 1 Previously with the club in '10
11 MF  ECU Méndez, ÉdisonÉdison Méndez 32 2012 83 12 Previously with the club from '05–'06 and '09–'10
12 DF  ECU Corozo, GaloGalo Corozo 21 2009 13 0
13 DF  ECU Reasco, NéicerNéicer Reasco 34 2008 434 33 Previously with the club from '97–'00 and '01–'06
14 DF  ECU Calderón, DiegoDiego Calderón 25 2007 167 3 Previously with the club in '05
15 MF  ECU Hurtado, CristhianCristhian Hurtado 21 2012 2 0 Previously with the club from '08–'10
16 FW  ECU Bieler, ClaudioClaudio Bieler 27 2011 74 37 Previously with the club from '08–'09
17 MF  PAR Echeverría, EduardoEduardo Echeverría 23 2012 0 0
18 MF  ECU Hidalgo, FernandoFernando Hidalgo 26 2011 41 0
19 MF  ARG Vitti, PabloPablo Vitti 27 2012 0 0
22 GK  ECU Domínguez, AlexanderAlexander Domínguez 24 2006 130 0
23 DF  ECU Bone, ElvisElvis Bone 28 2012 0 0
24 MF  ECU Pabón, JoséJosé Pabón 21 2010 6 0
25 GK  ECU Viteri, DanielDaniel Viteri 30 2011 20 0 Previously with the club from '08–'09
37 FW  ARG Nahuelpan, ArielAriel Nahuelpan 24 2012 0 0
50 FW  ECU Gutiérrez, JoséJosé Gutiérrez 18 2011 4 0 U-19 player
51 FW  ECU Nazareno, MarcoMarco Nazareno 19 2012 0 0 U-19 player
51 MF  ECU Corozo, GabrielGabriel Corozo 17 2012 0 0 U-19 player
52 FW  ECU Hurtado, DiegoDiego Hurtado 16 2011 1 0 U-19 player
53 MF  ECU Rojas, SandroSandro Rojas 18 2011 4 0 U-19 player
54 FW  ECU Mercado, KevinKevin Mercado 16 2011 0 0 U-19 player
55 MF  ECU Cevallos Enríquez, JoséJosé Cevallos Enríquez 16 2011 10 1 U-19 player
60 GK  ECU Chávez, WalterWalter Chávez 17 2011 0 0 U-19 player

Note: Caps and goals are of the national league and are current as of the beginning of the season.

Squad information[edit]

Winter transfers[edit]

In a press conference on December 20, 2011, Liga de Quito announced the signings of veteran midfielder Édison Méndez of Emelec and season-long loan of Elvis Bone from Olmedo. In the same press conference, Liga announced that Argentine midfielders Ezequiel González and Lucas Acosta would not continue with the team, and that Argenis Moreira was signed by Ambato-based club Técnico Universitario.[1] The next day it was announced that Técnico also signed midfielder William Araujo on a one-year contract.[2] On January 4, 2011, Liga de Quito announced in a press conference the signing of Ecuadorian midfielder David Quiroz (season-long loan from Atlante).[3] The next day, January 5, 2011, Argentinean defender Ezequiel Luna confirmed that he will be playing for Liga during the 2012 season.[4]

Summer transfers[edit]

On June 1, 2012, the club announced that Luis Bolaños was loaned to Club Atlas. [5] On June 25, the club hired Eduardo Echeverría to be the new foreign player of the team.[6] Forward Joao Plata returned to the club after a year-and-a-half on a loan from Toronto FC.

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Serie A[edit]

The 2012 season is Liga's 51st season in the Serie A and their eleventh consecutive. The league season will run from early February to early December. The format is identical to the previous season.

First stage[edit]

The First Stage of the season ran from February 5 to July 7. Liga finished 6th and failed to qualify to the Finals, 2012 Copa Sudamericana, 2013 Copa Libertadores and 2013 Copa Sudamericana during this stage.

Standings
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Barcelona 22 10 8 4 33 15 +18 38
2 LDU Loja 22 10 8 4 25 18 +7 38
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
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 8 10 4 32 22  +10 34 6 4 1 23 10  +13 2 6 3 9 12  −3

Second stage[edit]

The Second Stage of the season ran from July 14 to December 2. Liga finished 3rd and qualified to 2013 Copa Libertadores during this stage.

Standings
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Barcelona 22 13 6 3 42 19 +23 45
2 Emelec 22 11 4 7 28 26 +2 37
3 LDU Quito 22 9 8 5 26 20 +6 35
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 9 8 5 26 20  +6 35 5 4 2 16 11  +5 4 4 3 10 9  +1

Third stage[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Emelec 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
2 LDU Quito 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Player statistics[edit]

Num
Pos
Player
App
Goal
YC
Red card
App
Goal
YC
Red card
Serie A Total
2 DF Araujo, NorbertoNorberto Araujo 35 9 1 35 9 1
3 DF Luna, LuisLuis Luna 5 1 5 1
4 MF de la Cruz, UlisesUlises de la Cruz 28 2 2 28 2 2
5 MF Ambrosi, PaulPaúl Ambrosi 6 1 6 1
6 DF Luna, EzequielEzequiel Luna 26 9 3 26 9 3
7 MF Cheme, AngelÁngel Cheme 27 1 2 27 1 2
8 MF Urrutia, PatricioPatricio Urrutia 28 4 1 28 4 1
10 FW Plata, JoaoJoao Plata 13 1 1 13 1 1
11 FW Mendez, EdisonÉdison Méndez 19 1 7 19 1 7
12 DF Corozo, GaloGalo Corozo 8 2 8 2
13 DF Reasco, NeicerNéicer Reasco 40 2 7 40 2 7
14 DF Calderon, DiegoDiego Calderón 43 1 9 1 43 1 9 1
15 MF Hurtado, CristhianCristhian Hurtado 7 1 7 1
16 FW Bieler, ClaudioClaudio Bieler 36 20 9 1 36 20 9 1
17 MF Echeverria, EduardoEduardo Echeverría 19 2 3 1 19 2 3 1
18 MF Hidalgo, FernandoFernando Hidalgo 45 2 9 45 2 9
19 MF Vitti, PabloPablo Vitti 18 6 1 18 6 1
22 GK Dominguez, AlexanderAlexander Domínguez 45 4 45 4
23 DF Bone, ElvisElvis Bone 26 8 1 26 8 1
24 MF Pabon, JoseJosé Pabón 7 7
25 GK Viteri, DanielDaniel Viteri 1 1 1 1
37 FW Nahuelpan, ArielAriel Nahuelpan 41 11 10 41 11 10
50 FW Gutierrez, JoseJosé Gutiérrez 4 4
51 FW Nazareno, MarcoMarco Nazareno 1 1
51 MF Corozo, GabrielGabriel Corozo 4 4
52 FW Hurtado, DiegoDiego Hurtado 3 3
53 MF Rojas, SandroSandro Rojas 7 1 7 1
54 FW Mercado, KevinKevin Mercado 5 5
55 MF Cevallos, JoseJosé Cevallos Enríquez 35 8 4 35 8 4
60 GK Chávez, WalterWalter Chávez
7 MF Quiroz, DavidDavid Quiroz 13 1 13 1
10 MF Bolanos, LuisLuis Bolaños 11 1 1 11 1 1
17 MF Gamez, EnriqueEnrique Gámez 8 1 8 1
20 MF Vera, EnriqueEnrique Vera * 5 2 5 2
21 MF Manso, DamianDamián Manso 19 1 1 19 1 1
Totals 59 110 10 59 110 10

Last updated: December 16, 2012.
Note 1: Players in italics left the club mid-season.
* Knee injury ended Vera’s season.
Source:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liga de Quito presentó los refuerzos para el 2012" [Liga de Quito presented the reinforcements for 2012] (in Spanish). El Comercio. December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "'A la hinchada la llevaré siempre en mi corazón'" ['I will carry the fans always in my heart'] (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "David Quiroz fue presentado oficialmente como jugador de Liga de Quito" (in Spanish). teradeportes.com. January 4, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ezequiel Luna: 'Para mí es un privilegio venir a Liga, un grande de Ecuador'" (in Spanish). teradeportes.com. January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.lared.com.ec/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8254:formato-especiales&catid=71:serie-a&Itemid=85
  6. ^ http://www.ldu.com.ec/portal/noticia/ver/105
  7. ^ "LDU Quito - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos, and news". SoccerWay. Squad. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 

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