|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|
|2016||Ecuadorian Serie A 9th|
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.
- Serie B
- Winner (2): 1989 E1, 2015
- Runner-up (2): 1997, 2000
- 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.
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