2017 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Serie A

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Copa Banco del Pacífico Serie A
Season2017
Dates29 January – 17 December 2017
ChampionsEmelec (14th title)
RelegatedClan Juvenil
Fuerza Amarilla
Copa LibertadoresEmelec
Delfín
Independiente del Valle
Macará
Copa SudamericanaBarcelona
El Nacional
Deportivo Cuenca
LDU Quito
Matches played266
Goals scored693 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerHernán Barcos
(21 goals)
Biggest home winMacará 7–1 Clan Juvenil
(18 August)

El Nacional 6–0 Fuerza Amarilla
(24 September)

Independiente del Valle 6–0 Fuerza Amarilla
(22 October)
Biggest away winFuerza Amarilla 0–3 Barcelona
(28 April)

Macará 0–3 Universidad Católica
(30 April)

Universidad Católica 0–3 Independiente del Valle
(15 July)

Guayaquil City 0–3 Macará
(23 September)

LDU Quito 0–3 El Nacional
(4 November)

Fuerza Amarilla 0–3 Emelec
(11 November)
Highest scoringClan Juvenil 6–3 Universidad Católica
(25 August)

LDU Quito 6–3 Clan Juvenil
(8 December)
2016
2018

The 2017 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Serie A (officially known as the Copa Banco del Pacífico Serie A for sponsorship reasons) was the 59th season of the Serie A.

Teams[edit]

Twelve teams competed in the 2017 Serie A season, ten of whom took part in the previous season. Aucas and Mushuc Runa were relegated from the Serie A after accumulating the fewest points during the 2016 season. They were replaced by Macará and Clan Juvenil, the 2016 Serie B winner and runner-up, respectively. Macará made their 31st top-flight appearance and their first return to the Serie A since 2013, while Clan Juvenil participated in their first top-flight appearance.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Barcelona Guayaquil Monumental Banco Pichincha 57,267
Clan Juvenil Sangolquí Rumiñahui 7,233
Delfín Manta Jocay 17,834
Deportivo Cuenca Cuenca Banco del Austro Alejandro Serrano Aguilar 18,549
El Nacional Quito Olímpico Atahualpa 35,258
Emelec Guayaquil Banco del Pacífico Capwell 38,963
Fuerza Amarilla Machala 9 de Mayo 16,456
Guayaquil Citya Guayaquil Christian Benítez Betancourt 10,152
Independiente del Valle Sangolquí Rumiñahui 7,233
LDU Quito Quito Rodrigo Paz Delgado 41,575
Macará Ambato Bellavista 16,467
Universidad Católica Quito Olímpico Atahualpa 35,258

a: Known as River Ecuador until the end of the first stage.

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Barcelona Uruguay Guillermo Almada Marathon Pilsener
Clan Juvenil Argentina Julio Asad Aurik Juan Cevallos Accesorios Petroleros
Carli Snacks
Delfín Uruguay Guillermo Sanguinetti Spyro Frescodegfer
La Esquina de Ales
Deportivo Cuenca Argentina Gabriel Schürrer Joma Chubb Seguros
El Nacional Uruguay Eduardo Favaro Lotto ANDEC
Emelec Uruguay Alfredo Arias Adidas Pilsener
Fuerza Amarilla Brazil Alcides de Oliveira (caretaker) Boman No sponsor
Guayaquil City Ecuador Pool Gavilánez (caretaker) Astro DirecTV
Independiente del Valle Colombia Alexis Mendoza Marathon Chevrolet
DirecTV
LDU Quito Uruguay Pablo Repetto Umbro Chevrolet
Macará Ecuador Paúl Vélez Boman Cooperativa San Francisco Ltda.
Universidad Católica Colombia Santiago Escobar Astro Discover Card

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
First stage
Fuerza Amarilla Ecuador Ángel Gracia Resigned 3 March[1] 6th Uruguay Marcelo Fleitas 6 March[2]
Clan Juvenil Ecuador Juan Carlos Garay 12 March[3] 10th Ecuador Carlos Sevilla 12 March[4]
River Ecuador Spain Ángel Gómez Sacked 28 March[5] 12th Argentina Gabriel Perrone 30 March[6]
Clan Juvenil Ecuador Carlos Sevilla Resigned 28 March[7] 12th Argentina Julio Asad 29 May[8]
LDU Quito Uruguay Gustavo Munúa Sacked 3 July[9] 11th Uruguay Pablo Repetto 5 July[10]
Second stage
Fuerza Amarilla Uruguay Marcelo Fleitas Sacked 18 July[11] 9th Argentina Reinaldo Merlo 18 July[11]
Universidad Católica Argentina Jorge Célico Signed by FEF 18 July[12] 12th Uruguay Gustavo Díaz 21 July[13]
Fuerza Amarilla Argentina Reinaldo Merlo Sacked 15 August[14] 12th Brazil Alcides de Oliveira 16 August[15]
Universidad Católica Uruguay Gustavo Díaz Signed by León 28 August[16] 12th Argentina Marcelo Romano 28 August[17]
Guayaquil City Argentina Gabriel Perrone Sacked 11 September[18] 12th Ecuador Pool Gavilánez 11 September[18]
Universidad Católica Argentina Marcelo Romano End of caretaker tenure 1 November[19] 12th Colombia Santiago Escobar 1 November[19]

First stage[edit]

The First stage began on January 29 and ended on July 9.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Delfín 22 13 8 1 35 14 +21 47 Qualification to Third stage and Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Emelec 22 9 11 2 32 21 +11 38
3 Independiente del Valle 22 10 7 5 27 19 +8 37
4 Barcelona[a] 22 12 5 5 36 21 +15 35
5 Macará 22 9 6 7 29 30 −1 33
6 Deportivo Cuenca 22 7 8 7 24 23 +1 29
7 Universidad Católica 22 7 7 8 33 26 +7 28
8 River Ecuador 22 6 8 8 20 25 −5 26
9 El Nacional 22 5 8 9 27 36 −9 23
10 LDU Quito 22 3 10 9 25 32 −7 19
11 Fuerza Amarilla 22 2 10 10 17 31 −14 16
12 Clan Juvenil 22 2 6 14 19 46 −27 12
Source: FEF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Away goals for, 5) Goals against, 6) Head-to-head record, 7) Penalty shootout.
If a penalty shootout is not possible: 7) Drawing of lots or playoff game
Notes:
  1. ^ Barcelona were deducted six points as punishment for an unpaid debt to Boca Juniors regarding the transfer of Damián Díaz.[20]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR CJU DEL CUE NAC EME FAM IDV LDQ MAC RIV CAT
Barcelona 4–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3
Clan Juvenil 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–4 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1
Delfín 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–3 5–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 3–1
Deportivo Cuenca 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–2
El Nacional 1–3 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Emelec 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–2
Fuerza Amarilla 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1
Independiente del Valle 0–2 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0
LDU Quito 1–1 5–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 4–0 1–0
Macará 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–3
River Ecuador 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2
Universidad Católica 1–2 5–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–0 1–3 4–0
Source: FEF,[21] Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stage[edit]

The Second stage began on July 14 and concluded on December 9.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Emelec 22 14 3 5 39 20 +19 45 Qualification to Third stage and Copa Libertadores group stage
2 El Nacional 22 12 5 5 46 26 +20 41
3 Macará 22 10 7 5 28 17 +11 37
4 Delfín 22 9 10 3 30 20 +10 37
5 LDU Quito 22 10 5 7 41 32 +9 35
6 Independiente del Valle 22 9 7 6 41 30 +11 34
7 Barcelona 22 8 8 6 26 20 +6 32
8 Deportivo Cuenca 22 9 5 8 27 26 +1 32
9 Guayaquil City 22 4 7 11 15 31 −16 19
10 Universidad Católica 22 5 2 15 23 41 −18 17
11 Clan Juvenil 22 4 5 13 31 56 −25 17
12 Fuerza Amarilla[a] 22 5 2 15 17 45 −28 12
Source: FEF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Away goals for, 5) Goals against, 6) Head-to-head record, 7) Penalty shootout.
If a penalty shootout is not possible: 7) Drawing of lots or playoff game
Notes:
  1. ^ Fuerza Amarilla were deducted five points as punishment for failing to submit its payrolls.[22]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR CJU DEL CUE NAC EME FAM GUA IDV LDQ MAC CAT
Barcelona 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1
Clan Juvenil 0–2 3–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 4–1 2–4 0–0 1–0 6–3
Delfín 1–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
Deportivo Cuenca 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 3–1
El Nacional 3–3 4–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 6–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1
Emelec 3–0 5–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Fuerza Amarilla 0–2 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–3 0–3[a] 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Guayaquil City 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–3 2–1
Independiente del Valle 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–3 2–2 2–1 6–0 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–0
LDU Quito 0–0 6–3 5–2 2–1 0–3 2–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0
Macará 1–0 7–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1
Universidad Católica 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 2–3 0–1
Source: FEF,[21] Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  1. ^ Match awarded 3–0 to Guayaquil City due to Fuerza Amarilla being sanctioned by FEF.[23]

Third stage[edit]

Delfín and Emelec qualified to the Finals (Third stage) by being the First stage and Second stage winners, respectively. The winners were the Serie A champions and earned the Ecuador 1 berth in the 2018 Copa Libertadores, and the losers were the Serie A runners-up and earned the Ecuador 2 berth in the 2018 Copa Libertadores. By having the greater amount of points in the aggregate table, Delfín played the second leg at home.

Emelec4–2Delfín
Guagua Goal 10'
Gaibor Goal 45'
Preciado Goal 71'
Angulo Goal 78'
Report Luna Goal 69'90+3'

Delfín0–2Emelec
Report Preciado Goal 45'
Angulo Goal 64'

Emelec won 6–2 on aggregate.

Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol
2017 Serie A Champions
Emelec
14th Title

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Delfín 44 22 18 4 65 34 +31 84 Qualification to Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Emelec (C) 44 23 14 7 71 41 +30 83
3 Independiente del Valle 44 19 14 11 68 49 +19 71 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage
4 Macará 44 19 13 12 57 47 +10 70 Qualification to Copa Libertadores first stage
5 Barcelona[a] 44 20 13 11 62 41 +21 67 Qualification to Copa Sudamericana first stage
6 El Nacional 44 17 13 14 73 62 +11 64
7 Deportivo Cuenca 44 16 13 15 51 49 +2 61
8 LDU Quito 44 13 15 16 66 64 +2 54 Qualification to Copa Sudamericana playoff
9 Universidad Católica 44 12 9 23 56 67 −11 45
10 Guayaquil City 44 10 15 19 35 56 −21 45
11 Clan Juvenil (R) 44 6 11 27 50 102 −52 29 Relegation to Serie B
12 Fuerza Amarilla[b] (R) 44 7 12 25 34 76 −42 28
Source: FEF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Away goals for, 5) Goals against, 6) Head-to-head record, 7) Penalty shootout.
If a penalty shootout is not possible: 7) Drawing of lots or playoff game
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Barcelona were deducted six points as punishment for an unpaid debt to Boca Juniors regarding the transfer of Damián Díaz.[20]
  2. ^ Fuerza Amarilla were deducted five points as punishment for failing to submit its payrolls.[22]

Copa Sudamericana playoff[edit]

The Copa Sudamericana playoff was played between:

The winners qualified for the 2018 Copa Sudamericana first stage.

Técnico Universitario1–2LDU Quito
Armas Goal 35' (pen.) Report Barcos Goal 90'
Salaberry Goal 90+3'
Referee: Carlos Orbe

LDU Quito3–3Técnico Universitario
Cevallos Goal 13'51'
Barcos Goal 17'
Report Fábio Renato Goal 60'69'76'
Referee: Luis Quiroz

LDU Quito won 5–4 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Argentina Hernán Barcos LDU Quito 21
2 Uruguay Jonathan Álvez Barcelona 20
3 Argentina Juan Dinenno Deportivo Cuenca 19
Ecuador Carlos Garcés Delfín 19
5 Argentina Juan Manuel Tévez Macará 17
6 Ecuador Jhon Cifuente Universidad Católica 15
Ecuador Michael Estrada Independiente del Valle 15
8 Ecuador Bryan de Jesús El Nacional 14
Ecuador Ayrton Preciado Emelec 14
10 Ecuador Roberto Ordóñez Delfín 13

Source: FEF

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "(FOTO) Oficial: Marcelo Fleitas es el nuevo DT de Fuerza Amarilla". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 7 March 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Juan Carlos Garay dejó de ser el entrenador de Clan Juvenil". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 12 March 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Clan Juvenil ya tiene nuevo entrenador". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 12 March 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ "El DT Ángel Gómez fue separado de River Ecuador por malos resultados". El Comercio (in Spanish). 28 March 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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  9. ^ "Munúa ya tiene fecha de salida de Liga de Quito". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 3 July 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Repetto, presentado como nuevo DT 'Albo'". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 5 July 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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  12. ^ "(FOTO) Jorge Célico se despidió de la plantilla de Universidad Católica". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 18 July 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  13. ^ "(FOTO) Universidad Católica confirma su nuevo DT". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 21 July 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  14. ^ "'Mostaza' Merlo no va más en Fuerza Amarilla". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 15 August 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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  16. ^ "Universidad Católica se queda sin entrenador". ecuagol.com (in Spanish). 18 July 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Universidad Católica, con técnico improvisado ante Emelec". El Universo (in Spanish). 31 August 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Gabriel Perrone fue separado de Guayaquil City". El Comercio (in Spanish). 11 September 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Santiago Escobar dirigirá a Universidad Católica de Ecuador". eltiempo.com (in Spanish). 1 November 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  20. ^ a b "FEF resta 6 puntos a Barcelona SC por caso Boca Jrs. - Damián Díaz" (in Spanish). El Universo. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
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  22. ^ a b "Fuerza Amarilla vuelve a perder puntos por roles de pago" (in Spanish). ecuagol.com. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  23. ^ "La FEF suspende a Fuerza Amarilla y por eso no jugará ante Guayaquil City" (in Spanish). El Universo. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.

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