1966 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol

The 1966 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol (English: Ecuadorian Football Championship) was the 8th national championship for football teams in Ecuador. Barcelona won their third national title. They qualified to the 1967 Copa Libertadores along with Emelec.

Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol
Season1966
ChampionsBarcelona (3rd title)
Copa LibertadoresBarcelona
Emelec
Top goalscorerCoutinho (13 goals)
Biggest home winAmérica de Quito 8–0 Macará
Biggest away win9 de Octubre 0–4 Emelec
River Plate de Manta 0–4 Barcelona
Aucas 1–5 LDU Quito
Highest scoringLDU Quito 5–4 Politécnico
1965
1967

Qualified teamsEdit

The number of teams expanded to sixteen. The qualified teams included the top-eight finishers from the Campeonato Interandino and the Campeonato de Guayaquil.

Competition Team Qualification method
Guayaquil
8 berths
Emelec 1966 Guayaquil champion
Barcelona 1966 Guayaquil runner-up
9 de Octubre 1966 Guayaquil top-eight finishers
América de Manta
Español
Norte América
Patria
River Plate de Manta
Interandino
8 berths
LDU Quito 1966 Interandino champion
América de Quito 1966 Interandino runner-up
América de Ambato 1966 Interandino top-eight finishers
Aucas
El Nacional
Macará
Politécnico
Universidad Católica

First stageEdit

SierraEdit

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 LDU Quito 6 5 1 0 16 5 +11 11 Advanced to the Final Stage
2 El Nacional 6 4 1 1 15 8 +7 9
3 Universidad Católica 6 2 0 4 11 15 −4 4
4 América de Ambato 6 0 0 6 8 22 −14 0
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away AMA NAC LDQ CAT
América de Ambato 3–5 1–3 3–4
El Nacional 2–0 2–2 4–1
LDU Quito 4–1 1–0 3–1
Universidad Católica 4–0 1–2 0–3
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Politécnico 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 7 Advanced to the Final Stage
2 Aucas 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 6
3 América de Quito 6 1 4 1 10 4 +6 6
4 Macará 6 2 1 3 7 15 −8 5
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away AMQ AUC MAC POL
América de Quito 0–2 8–0 2–2
Aucas 0–0 0–1 2–1
Macará 0–0 3–2 2–3
Politécnico 0–0 0–0 2–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

CostaEdit

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Patria 6 4 0 2 7 4 +3 8 Advanced to the Final Stage
2 Emelec 6 3 0 3 11 5 +6 6
3 9 de Octubre 6 3 0 3 5 8 −3 6
4 América de Manta 6 2 0 4 5 11 −6 4
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away 9OC AMM EME PAT
9 de Octubre 2–0 0–4 0–2
América de Manta 2–1 3–1 0–1
Emelec 0–1 3–0 0–1
Patria 0–1 3–0 0–3
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 6 5 1 0 16 5 +11 11 Advanced to the Final Stage
2 Español 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 7
3 River Plate de Manta 6 2 0 4 10 15 −5 4
4 Norte América 6 1 0 5 6 15 −9 2
ResultsEdit
Home \ Away BAR ESP NAM RPM
Barcelona 1–0 3–0 3–2
Español 0–0 3–0 4–2
Norte América 3–5 0–1 2–1
River Plate de Manta 0–4 3–1 2–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final stageEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 14 8 5 1 23 10 +13 21 1967 Copa Libertadores
2 Emelec 14 9 2 3 27 13 +14 20
3 Politécnico 14 7 2 5 27 26 +1 16
4 LDU Quito 14 6 3 5 29 25 +4 15
5 Patria 14 6 2 6 19 20 −1 14
6 El Nacional 14 4 6 4 15 16 −1 14
7 Aucas 14 1 5 8 13 28 −15 7
8 Español 14 2 1 11 20 35 −15 5


 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol
1965 champion 
Barcelona
3rd title

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