S.D. Aucas

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Full nameSociedad Deportiva Aucas
Nickname(s)Orientales, El idolo del pueblo (The idol of the people)
FoundedFebruary 6, 1945
GroundEstadio Gonzalo Pozo Ripalda
Quito, Ecuador
ChairmanDanny Walker
ManagerMáximo Villafañe
LeagueSerie A
20197th, Semi-finals
Superclásico in Quito, 2005

Sociedad Deportiva Aucas (Spanish pronunciation: [sosjeˈðað ðepoɾˈtiβa ˈaukas]), also known as "Papa Aucas", is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador. They play in the top tier of Ecuadorian football and have spent the majority of their history in the top-flight Serie A. The team is amongst the most popular in the city because of its long history in the Serie A. Despite the popularity, Aucas has never won an Ecuadorian championship.


The team is named after the Auca tribe, who are also called Huaorani. The club originally belonged to Royal Dutch Shell, which had been operating oil fields in the east of Ecuador where the Aucas live. The club's main uniforms colors, yellow and red, were taken from the colors used by Shell to market their products and services. The alternate uniform is gray, except for the commercial advertisements and numbers and names of players, which are red.

Players who have played for Aucas include Argentinian and nationalized Ecuadorian forward Ariel Graziani, forward Nicolás Asencio, forward Agustin Delgado, forward Édison Maldonado, Ecuador international defender Giovanny Espinoza, and the 1990 FIFA World Cup Colombian goalkeeper René Higuita.


Aucas' 1945 Campeonato Amateur del Fútbol de Pichincha winning squad
  • Campeonato Amateur del Fútbol de Pichincha (6): 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951
  • Campeonato Professional Interandino (2): 1959, 1962

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
33 Ecuador GK Johan Lara
12 Ecuador GK Darwin Cuero
1 Ecuador GK Fernando Fernández
Uruguay GK Damián Frascarelli
21 Ecuador DF Javier Quiñónez
6 Ecuador DF Jhon Espinoza
32 Ecuador DF Anthony Bedoya
14 Ecuador DF Ángel Garcia
17 Ecuador DF Daniel Patiño
30 Ecuador DF Richard Mina
91 Ecuador DF Carlos Cuero
25 Ecuador MF Gregori Alexander Anangonó
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Alejandro Frezzotti
19 Ecuador MF Kevin Arroyo
8 Ecuador MF Janus Vivar
28 Ecuador MF Jhonny Quiñónez
10 Argentina MF Victor Figueroa
15 Ecuador FW Bryan Sánchez
Ecuador FW Jorge Palacios
24 Ecuador FW Edson Montaño
29 Ecuador FW Jhon Periera
16 Ecuador FW Santiago Micolta


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