Guayaquil City F.C.

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Guayaquil City
Quayaquil City F.C. badge.jpg
Full name Guayaquil City Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) El Equipo De La Ciudad
Founded September 7, 2007
Ground Estadio Christian Benítez Betancourt, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Capacity 10,152
President Ecuador Méntor Coloma
Manager Ecuador Pool Gavilánez
League Serie A
2017 10th
Website Club website
Current season

Guayaquil City F.C. (known as C.D. River Ecuador until 2017) is an Ecuadorian professional football club based in Guayaquil. They currently play in the country's first-level football league—the Serie A—after gaining promotion from the segunda-level Primera Categoria.

History[edit]

The badge of River Ecuador, 2010–2012

Formed in 2007 as Club Deportivo River Plate Ecuador (or River Ecuador), the club was founded through a partnership with the dominant Argentinian side River Plate.[1] By 2010 the relationship had already ended, but the club continued to operate under its given name and with River Plate's traditional red kit colour.[1]

On 11 July 2017 it was announced that River Ecuador had renamed themselves to Guayaquil City Fútbol Club, changing their strip to sky blue and white horizontal stripes.[2] The new name, kit colours and badge design prompted a number of claims that the change in identity was the result of a takeover by the Manchester City-linked City Football Group, though no evidence of this was forthcoming.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Serie A[edit]

  • Seasons: 3 (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Matches played: 132
    • Wins: 38
    • Draws: 32
    • Losses: 62
  • Goals for: 137
  • Goals against: 184
  • Goals difference: -47
  • Points: 146
  • All-time position: 7th

Serie B[edit]

  • Seasons: 5 (2010–2014)

Segunda Categoría[edit]

  • Seasons: 2 (2008–2009)

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 Uruguay GK Damián Frascarelli
2 Ecuador DF José Madrid
4 Ecuador DF José Hurtado
5 Ecuador DF José Luis Quiñónez
6 Ecuador MF Flavio Caicedo
7 Ecuador MF Danny Luna
8 Ecuador MF William Vargas
9 Argentina FW Alexis Domínguez
10 Ecuador DF Walter Ayovi
11 United States MF Michael Hoyos
13 Ecuador DF Jonathan Perlaza
14 Ecuador MF Segundo Portocarrero
16 Ecuador FW Walberto Caicedo
No. Position Player
18 Ecuador MF José Ribas
19 Ecuador MF Anderson Naula
20 Argentina FW Mauro Bustamante
22 Ecuador GK Esteban Caicedo
23 Ecuador FW Yorman Valencia
25 Ecuador GK Daniel Viteri
28 Ecuador GK Gonzalo Valle
30 Ecuador DF Edison Caicedo
40 Ecuador MF Jonathan Cevallos
52 Ecuador FW Aldair Vásquez
70 Ecuador MF Pablo Mancilla
80 Ecuador MF Washington Vera
Ecuador DF Carlos Castro

Managers[edit]

  • Ecuador Kléber Fajardo (2007)
  • Argentina César Vigevani (2008–2010)
  • Uruguay Guillermo Sanguinetti (2016)
  • Ecuador Pool Gavilánez (2017–)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Los cuatro River de América" [The Four River of the Americas]. El País (in Spanish). 19 December 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "River Ecuador jugará desde este viernes como Guayaquil City FC" [River Ecuador will play from this Friday as Guayaquil City FC]. El Universo. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Guayaquil City FC es la primera filial del Manchester de Pep Guardiola en Sudamérica" [Guayaquil City FC is the first affiliate of Pep Guardiola's Manchester in South America]. depor.com. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.