C.D. Universidad Católica del Ecuador

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Universidad Católica
LogoCatolica.png
Full name Club Deportivo de la Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Nickname(s) "Los Camaratas"
"El Trencito Azul" (The Blue train)
"Chatolei"
"Los Santos" (The Saints)
Founded May 15, 1963[1]
Ground Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Ground Capacity 35,742
President Miguel Almeida Suárez
Manager Jorge Célico
League Serie A
2013 4th
Website Club home page

Universidad Católica del Ecuador is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador. They currently play in the top tier of Ecuadorian football and have spent the majority of their history in the top-flight Serie A.

Universidad Católica was officially founded on May 15, 1963. Historic rivals include LDU Quito, Aucas, El Nacional and Deportivo Quito.

History[edit]

Universidad Católica was founded as a university football team for Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, a Catholic university in Quito. In 1962, they won the inter-university championship. Soon after, they became a football club on May 15, 1963 under Liga Deportiva de la Universidad Católica.

On January 15, 1965, they beat Club Gladiador for the right to compete professional. They then won their first professional title at the 12th Interandean Professional Championship that same year.

In 1973 & 1979, Universidad Católica finished second in the national championship. As a results, they were allowed to participate in the Copa Libertadores the following years (1974 & 1980). Although being in the First Category (Primera A & Primera B) for most of their history, they descended to the Second Category in 1993. They returned to Primera B in 1998, and ascended briefly to Primera A for 2008.


Honors[edit]

Regional
  • Campeonato Professional Interandino (1): 1965
National
  • Serie A
    • Runner-up (2): 1973, 1979
  • Serie B
    • Winner (3): 1990 E1, 2007, 2012
    • Runner-up (6): 1972 E2, 1989 E1, 2005 C, 2006 E1, 2006 E2, 2009

Squad[edit]

  • As of March 27, 2017.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Ecuador DF César Obando
5 Ecuador DF Robert Arboleda
7 Ecuador FW Luis Miguel Escalada
8 Ecuador MF Jhonatan Lucas
10 Argentina MF Facundo Martínez
11 Ecuador MF Romario Ibarra
12 Argentina GK Hernán Galíndez
15 Ecuador DF Gustavo Cortéz
16 Ecuador FW Jhon Cifuentes
17 Ecuador MF Elvis Patta
19 Ecuador MF Jesús Preciado
20 Argentina MF Matías Defederico
No. Position Player
22 Ecuador GK Ángel Mosquera
23 Ecuador DF Juan Carlos Anangonó
24 Ecuador MF Ronaldo Oñate
25 Ecuador DF Marcos López
26 Ecuador MF Johan Chávez
27 Ecuador DF Haminto Prado
33 Argentina MF Gastón Gil Romero
37 Ecuador MF Wilmer Godoy
40 Ecuador MF Wilmer Meneses
51 Ecuador FW Jordy Caicedo
52 Ecuador MF Patrixon Padilla

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External links[edit]

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