1965 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol

The 1965 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol (English: Ecuadorian Football Championship) was the 7th national championship for football teams in Ecuador. Emelec won their third national title. They qualified to the 1966 Copa Libertadores along with 9 de Octubre.

Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol
Season1965
ChampionsEmelec (3rd title)
Copa LibertadoresEmelec
9 de Octubre
Matches played33
Goals scored77 (2.33 per match)
Top goalscorerHelio Cruz (8 goals)
Biggest home winBarcelona 5–2 El Nacional
Emelec 3–0 Universidad Católica
Emelec 3–0 Aucas
Patria 3–0 El Nacional
Biggest away winEl Nacional 0–2 9 de Octubre
Aucas 1–3 9 de Octubre
Universidad Católica 0–2 Patria
Highest scoringBarcelona 5–2 El Nacional
1964
1966

Qualified teamsEdit

The number of teams remained the same at eight. The qualified teams included the top-four finishers from the Campeonato Interandino and the Campeonato de Guayaquil. Universidad Católica made their first appearance in the tournament.

Competition Team Qualification method
Guayaquil
4 berths
Barcelona 1965 Guayaquil champion
Emelec 1965 Guayaquil runner-up
9 de Octubre 1965 Guayaquil top-four finishers
Patria
Interandino
4 berths
Universidad Católica 1965 Interandino champion
LDU Quito 1965 Interandino runner-up
Aucas 1965 Interandino top-four finishers
El Nacional

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Emelec 8 6 2 0 17 6 +11 14 1966 Copa Libertadores
2 Barcelona 8 4 3 1 14 10 +4 11 Playoff
3 9 de Octubre 8 5 1 2 10 7 +3 11
4 Patria 8 5 1 2 9 5 +4 11
5 LDU Quito 8 2 4 2 8 9 −1 8
6 El Nacional 8 3 0 5 12 18 −6 6
7 Universidad Católica 8 0 2 6 4 14 −10 2
8 Aucas 8 0 1 7 1 15 −14 1
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1st points.


 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol
1965 Champion 
Emelec
3rd title

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[a] 9OC BAR EME PAT AUC NAC LDQ CAT
9 de Octubre 0–1[b] 1–2 0–0 1–0
Barcelona 0–0[b] 5–2 1–1 2–0
Emelec 3–0 3–2 2–0 3–0
Patria 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Aucas 1–3 2–2[b] 0–1 0–0[b]
El Nacional 0–2 2–1 2–3 2–0
LDU Quito 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2
Universidad Católica 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–2
Source: [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Teams from the same association did not play each other.
  2. ^ a b c d Aucas lost the matches by fielding an ineligible player.

Runner-up playoffEdit

Since 9 de Octubre, Barcelona, and Patria finished the tournament equal on points, a playoff was needed to determine who finished as the runner-up and qualified to the 1966 Copa Libertadores. Patria declined to participate. After tying at a goal apiece, 9 de Octubre was declared the runner-up since they had a better goal average throughout the season (1.37 v. 1.36).

Team 1  Score  Team 2
9 de Octubre 1–1 Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Espinoza Añazco, Fernando (February 20, 2003). "Ecuador 1965". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011.