Universidad Católica del Ecuador

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For the Chilean football club, see Club Deportivo Universidad Católica.
Universidad Católica
Full name Club Deportivo de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Nickname(s) "Los Camaratas"
"El Trencito Azul" (The Blue train)
"Los Santos" (The Saints)
Founded June 26, 1963[1]
Ground Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Ground Capacity 35,742
President Diego Santos Burbano de Lara
Manager Jorge Célico
League Serie A
2013 4th
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Universidad Católica is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador.


Universidad Católica was originally 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 June 26, 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.

Current squad[edit]

The Universidad Católica del Ecuador squad in August 2014. (Photo: Andes)

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

No. Position Player
2 Ecuador DF Deison Méndez
3 Ecuador DF Henry Cangá
4 Ecuador MF Ronaldo Oñate
5 Ecuador DF Robert Arboleda
7 Argentina FW Luis Miguel Escalada
8 Ecuador MF Romario Ibarra
9 Argentina FW Juan Pablo Caffa
10 Argentina MF Facundo Martínez
11 Ecuador MF Jesi Godoy
12 Argentina GK Hernán Galíndez
13 Ecuador FW Jimmy Delgado
14 Ecuador MF Jairo Vélez
15 Ecuador MF Jhonathan Lucas
No. Position Player
17 Ecuador MF Elvis Patta
18 Ecuador MF Gabriel Espinosa
20 Ecuador GK Rodrigo Peréa
21 Ecuador DF Juan Carlos Anangonó
23 Argentina FW Federico Nieto
25 Ecuador DF Andrés López
26 Ecuador FW Sergio Mina
27 Ecuador MF Luis Ayoví
30 Ecuador GK Mario Valero
32 Argentina FW Bruno Vides
40 Ecuador MF Wilmer Meneses
52 Ecuador MF Haminto Prado
53 Ecuador FW Gustavo Cortez


  • Campeonato Professional Interandino (1): 1965


External links[edit]

Media related to Club Deportivo de la Universidad Católica (Ecuador) at Wikimedia Commons