Delfín S.C.

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Full name Delfín Sporting Club
Nickname(s) El ídolo de Manta (Manta's Idol)
El ídolo del Puerto (Idol of the Port)
Los auriazules (The golden-blues)
El Equipo Cetáceo (The Cetacean Team)
Founded March 1, 1989
Ground Estadio Jocay
Manta, Ecuador
Ground Capacity 17,834
President José Delgado
Manager Guillermo Sanguinetti
League Serie A
2016 Ecuadorian Serie A 9th

Delfín Sporting Club is a football club based in Manta, Ecuador. Founded on March 1, 1989. They currently play in the Serie A.


Delfín was founded on March 1, 1989 after Club Deportivo 9 de Octubre was ceded to the founder. The club start got off on a strong note when it gained promotion to the top-flight in its first season. Surprisingly, the young team was able to stay in the top-flight Serie A until 1995, when it was relegated back to the Serie B. During their time in the Serie A, the club gained the nickname El ídolo de Manta (Manta's Idol), a nickname previously given to Manta, which was Manta's previous team in the top-flight.

In 1998, the club returned to the top-flight, only to return to the Serie B in 1999 and bounce back up in 2000. Their last season in the Serie A was in 2001. In 2007, they were relegated to the third-level Segunda Categoría. Having gained promotion to the Ecuadorian Serie B, they were then promoted to the Ecuadorian Serie A for the 2016 season, in which their Argentine forward Maximiliano Barreiro was the league's top scorer, with 26 goals.


The clubs biggest rival is LDU Portoviejo with whom they contest the Clásico Manabita.[1]


  • Serie B
    • Winner (2): 1989 E1, 2015
    • Runner-up (2): 1997, 2000


Serie A[edit]

  • Seasons: 12
  • Matches played: 361
    • Wins: 111
    • Draws: 74
    • Losses: 176
  • Goals for: 425
  • Goals against: 646
  • All-time position: 17th


  • 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
1 Ecuador GK Rodrigo Perea
3 Ecuador DF Luis Luna
4 Venezuela DF John Chancellor
5 Uruguay MF Matías Duffard
7 Ecuador FW Geovanny Macias
8 Ecuador MF Luis Chicaiza
9 Ecuador FW Jacob Murillo
10 Ecuador MF Jordan Sierra
11 Ecuador FW Carlos Garcés
12 Ecuador GK Pedro Ortíz
13 Ecuador FW Henry Patta
15 Paraguay DF Francisco Silva
16 Ecuador MF Marcos Cangá
No. Position Player
17 Ecuador FW Roberto Ordóñez
18 Ecuador MF Jostin Álman
19 Uruguay MF Cristian Malán
20 Ecuador DF José Madrid
21 Ecuador DF Jefferson Sierra
22 Ecuador DF Francisco Mera
24 Ecuador MF Geovanny Nazareno
25 Ecuador MF Francisco Mendoza
29 Ecuador MF Joao Paredes
30 Ecuador DF Henry Cangá
31 Ecuador MF José García
88 Ecuador FW Bryan Oña


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