Guayaquil City F.C.

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Guayaquil City
Quayaquil City F.C. badge.jpg
Full name Guayaquil City Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Banda roja
Founded September 7, 2007
Ground Estadio Christian Benítez Betancourt, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Ground Capacity 10,150
Chairman Miguel Angel Loor
Manager Gabriel Perrone
League Serie A
2015 3rd

Guayaquil City F.C. (known as C.D. River Ecuador until 2017) is a 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 vertical 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]

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 Edison Realpe
4 Ecuador DF Juan Gabriel Lara
5 Ecuador MF Flavio Caicedo
6 Uruguay DF Fernando López
7 Ecuador FW Christian Suárez
8 Ecuador MF Nelson Soliz
9 Argentina FW Diego Dorregaray
10 Ecuador DF Walter Ayovi
11 Ecuador FW Armando Solís
12 Ecuador GK Gonzalo Valle
13 Ecuador MF Edison Caicedo
No. Position Player
14 Ecuador DF Christian Cruz
17 Ecuador FW Miller Castillo
18 Ecuador MF José Ribas
20 Ecuador MF Danny Cabezas
21 Uruguay DF Emiliano García
22 Ecuador GK Esteban Caicedo
23 Ecuador DF Koob Hurtado
25 Ecuador FW Juan Rojas
27 Ecuador DF Luis Romero
31 Ecuador MF Brayan de la Torre
50 Uruguay FW Martín Alaníz
Ecuador MF Danny Luna

Managers[edit]

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.