S.D. Aucas

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Full name Sociedad Deportiva Aucas
Nickname(s) Orientales, El idolo del pueblo (The idol of the people)
Founded February 6, 1945
Ground Estadio Gonzalo Pozo Ripalda
Quito, Ecuador
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Darwin Romero Mora
Manager Armando Osma
League Serie A
2016 11th (relegated)
Superclásico in Quito, 2005

Sociedad Deportiva Aucas (Spanish pronunciation: [sosjeˈðað ðeporˈtiβa ˈaukas]), as known as "Papa Aucas" is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador. They currently 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 their long history in the Serie A. Despite the popularity, Aucas has never won an Ecuadorian championship. Their historic rival is LDU Quito.


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
1 Ecuador GK Johan Padilla
2 Uruguay DF Horacio Salaberry
3 Ecuador DF Isaac Mina
4 Ecuador DF John Jairo Garcés
5 Ecuador MF Santiago Mallitasig
6 Argentina FW Esteban Solari
7 Ecuador MF Jairon Bonett
8 Uruguay FW Diego Benítez (on loan from Universidad Católica)
9 Ecuador FW Joao Rojas
10 Ecuador FW Ayrton Preciado (on loan from Independiente del Valle)
11 Ecuador FW Juan Villacrés
12 Ecuador GK Carlos Ortiz
13 Ecuador FW Edson Montaño
15 Ecuador MF Cristhian Hurtado
No. Position Player
16 Ecuador DF Darwin Suárez
19 Ecuador DF Robinson Guevara
20 Ecuador MF Dennys Quiñónez
21 Ecuador MF Jonathan de la Cruz
22 Ecuador DF Jhonner Montezuma
23 Argentina GK Sebastián Blázquez
24 Ecuador DF Jefferson Hurtado
31 Ecuador DF Edison Carcelén
33 Ecuador FW Jonathan Betancourt
50 Ecuador DF Byron Castillo
80 Ecuador FW Jhon Pereira


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