C.S.D. Independiente del Valle
|Full name||Club de Alto Rendimiento Especializado Independiente del Valle|
|Nickname(s)||Los Negriazules (The black-and-blues)|
|Founded||March 1, 1958|
|Ground||Estadio Municipal Rumiñahui
|Chairman||Franklin Tello Ñuñez|
|2016||Serie A, 4th|
It was founded on March 1, 1958 and is currently participating in the Serie A. In the 2013 season Independiente was runner-up of the Serie A and reached the final of the 2016 Copa Libertadores after defeating River Plate, Pumas UNAM and Boca Juniors.
The club was founded on 1 March 1958 by Jose Terán, a football fan from Sangolquí, along with a group of friends including José Díaz, Jorge Atapuma, the Negro Sanguano, Tomás Zaldumbide and Marino Guayasamín. In 1977, two years after the death of José Terán, the club's name was changed to Independiente José Terán in honor of its founder. The name and initial club colors (red and white) were inspired by the Club Atlético Independiente. The club was named and still registered at the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol as Club Social y Deportivo Independiente José Terán, the team is advertised as "Independiente del Valle" for marketing purposes.
In 1995 the club achieved the Segunda Categoría for the second time. In the 2006 season, staying in the same category, the club changed its trade name to Independiente del Valle and adopted the current colors (blue and black). The club achieved the Ecuadorian Serie A, for the first time in the 2010 season.
On the 2016 season, Independiente del Valle reached the final of the 2016 Copa Libertadores. Independiente had previously defeated Copa Libertadores defending champions, Argentina's River Plate in the round of 16 with a 2–1 in the agreggate. In the quarter-finals defeated Pumas UNAM in the penalty shoot-out. The aggregate score was 3–3 but Independiente won on penalties 5–3. The club subsequently face Argentina's giant Boca Juniors in the semi-final in July defeating Boca Juniors 5–3 on the aggregate. In the final's first leg in Quito, Independiente drew 1–1 against Colombia's Atlético Nacional. Independiente's fairy tale story came to an conclusion after a 1–0 loss in the second leg with the series ending 2–1 favouring the Colombians.
The Rumiñahui Stadium (officially known as Estadio Municipal General Rumiñahui) is a multi-purpose stadium. It is located between the streets Gonzales Suarez and Eloy Alfaro in the city of Sangolquí. It was inaugurated on 30 May 1941 and it is used mainly for playing football. It has capacity for 7,233 spectators and for international tournaments the club use the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa in Quito with a capacity of 38,500 spectators.
The stadium plays an important role in local football, as also sangolquileños clubs like Clan Juvenil make this local sports scene.
Centro de Alto Rendimiento
The club has its own training center located in Sangolquí and which is called Centro de Alto Rendimiento, that has seven soccer fields, one of them with artificial grass. The training center also has rooms to accommodate players, dining room, parking, a gym (for the first-team and reserves), indoor pool and administrative offices.
As of 17 April 2016.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Players with multiple citizenship
Current technical staff
- Alexis Mendoza (manager)
- Nicolás Penino (Fitness Coach)
- Roberto Teixeira (physio)
- Edison Logroño (physio)
- Fernando Masorra (doctor)
- Mario Alcocer (equipment manager)
List of managers
- Guillermo Duró (May 11, 2010 – Sept 21, 2010)
- Julio Asad (Sept 22, 2010 – April 17, 2011)
- Carlos Sevilla (April 17, 2011 – Sept 20, 2012)
- Álvaro Carcelén (Sept 21, 2012 – Sept 30, 2012)
- Pablo Repetto (Sept 25, 2012 – Jul 27, 2016)
- Alexis Mendoza (Jul 29, 2016 –
- Serie A (0): Runner up 2013
- Serie B (1): 2009
- Segunda Categoría (1): 2007
- Copa Libertadores (0): Runner up 2016
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