2007 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Serie A

The 2007 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol de la Serie A (known as 2007 Copa Pílsener Serie A for sponsorship reasons) was the 49th season of Ecuador's Serie A, the country's top football league. The season began on February 10. LDU Quito won their 9th title.

Copa Pílsener Serie A
Season2007
ChampionsLDU Quito (9th Title)
RelegatedImbabura
Copa LibertadoresDeportivo Cuenca
LDU Quito
Olmedo
Copa Sudamericana2007: Olmedo
2008: LDU Quito
Matches played210
Goals scored529 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorerJuan Carlos Ferreyra (17 goals)
Biggest home winLDU Quito 5–0 Imbabura (Aug 29)
Biggest away winImbabura 1–6 LDU Quito (Apr 29)
Highest scoringEmelec 4–3 LDU Quito (Feb 25)
Imbabura 1–6 LDU Quito (Apr 29)
Emelec 4–3 El Nacional (Jun 13)
Longest winning run4 matches:
Deportivo Azogues (Apr 06 – Apr 29)
LDU Quito (Apr 29 – May 20 & Sep 16 – Sep 29)
Longest unbeaten run17 matches: LDU Quito
(Aug 29 – Dec 9)
Longest losing run5 matches: Imbabura
(Feb 25 – Apr 01)
2006
2008

FormatEdit

The format for this season remains the same as the previous season.

The First Stage and Second Stage are identical. The ten teams competed in a double round-robin tournament, one game at home and one away. The top three teams in each stage qualified to the Liguilla Final with bonus points (3, 2, and 1 point[s], respectively). The winner of each group also qualified to the 2007 and 2008 Copa Sudamericana, respectively. At the end of the second stage, the team with the fewest points in the First and Second Stage aggregate table was relegated to the Serie B.

The Liguilla Final was a double round-robin tournament between the six qualified teams of the First and Second Stage. The winner of the Liguilla Final was crowned the Serie A champion. The champion and runner-up also qualified to the 2008 Copa Libertadores into the Second Stage, while the third-place finisher qualified to the First Stage.

TeamsEdit

The number of teams remained the same for this season. Aucas was relegated after the Second Stage of the 2006 season. They were replaced by Imbabura, the 2006 Serie B E2 winner, who was making their first appearance in the Serie A.

Club Home city Stadium
Barcelona Guayaquil Monumental Banco Pichincha
Deportivo Azogues Azogues Municipal Jorge Andrade Cantos
Deportivo Cuenca Cuenca Alejandro Serrano Aguilar
Deportivo Quito Quito Olímpico Atahualpa
El Nacional Quito Olímpico Atahualpa
Emelec Guayaquil George Capwell
Imbabura Ibarra Olímpico de Ibarra
LDU Quito Quito La Casa Blanca
Macará Ambato Bellavista
Olmedo Riobamba Olímpico de Riobamba

First stageEdit

The first stage was played between February 1, 2007 and June 13, 2007.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olmedo 18 11 4 3 27 15 +12 37 2007 Copa Sudamericana Preliminary Round & Liguilla Final
2 Deportivo Cuenca 18 10 2 6 26 19 +7 32 Qualified to the Liguilla Final
3 LDU Quito 18 8 4 6 36 26 +10 28
4 Deportivo Azogues 18 8 4 6 26 26 0 28
5 El Nacional 18 8 3 7 37 27 +10 27
6 Deportivo Quito 18 5 6 7 21 26 −5 21
7 Barcelona 18 5 5 8 19 28 −9 20
8 Imbabura 18 5 5 8 21 23 −2 20
9 Macará 18 5 3 10 25 31 −6 18
10 Emelec 18 4 6 8 23 30 −7 18
Updated to match(es) played on June 13, 2007. Source: 2007 First Stage Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Second stageEdit

The second stage was played between July 15, 2007 and October 7, 2007.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 LDU Quito 18 10 3 5 28 11 +17 33 2008 Copa Sudamericana First Stage & Liguilla Final
2 El Nacional 18 9 5 4 24 18 +6 32 Qualified to the Liguilla Final
3 Deportivo Quito 18 9 2 7 22 15 +7 29
4 Emelec 18 8 2 8 23 21 +2 26
5 Deportivo Azogues 18 7 3 8 20 25 −5 24
6 Barcelona 18 7 3 8 19 25 −6 24
7 Olmedo 18 5 7 6 13 15 −2 22
8 Macará 18 5 6 7 21 25 −4 21
9 Deportivo Cuenca 18 5 4 9 22 24 −2 19
10 Imbabura 18 4 7 7 18 30 −12 19
Updated to match(es) played on October 7, 2007. Source: 2007 Second Stage Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 LDU Quito 36 18 7 11 64 37 +27 61
2 El Nacional 36 17 8 11 61 45 +16 59
3 Olmedo 36 16 11 9 22 15 +7 59
4 Deportivo Azogues 36 15 7 14 46 51 −5 52 Qualified to the Liguilla Final[a]
5 Deportivo Cuenca 36 15 6 15 48 44 +4 51
6 Deportivo Quito 36 14 8 14 43 41 +2 50
7 Emelec 36 12 8 16 46 51 −5 44
8 Barcelona 32 12 8 12 38 53 −15 44
9 Macará 36 10 9 17 46 56 −10 39
10 Imbabura 36 9 12 15 39 63 −24 39 Relegation to Serie B
Updated to match(es) played on October 7, 2007. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Deportivo Azogues qualified as the best team in the aggregate table not qualified as a top-three team in the First or Second Stage. They earned no bonus points.

Liguilla FinalEdit

The Liguilla Final was played between October 21, 2007 and December 16, 2007.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts Qualification
1 LDU Quito 10 7 2 1 13 4 +9 4 27 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Deportivo Cuenca 10 4 6 0 12 5 +7 2 20
3 Olmedo 10 4 4 2 9 5 +4 3 19 2008 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 Deportivo Azogues 10 4 2 4 8 8 0 0 14
5 El Nacional 10 1 3 6 10 18 −8 2 8
6 Deportivo Quito 10 1 1 8 6 18 −12 1 5
Updated to match(es) played on December 16, 2007. Source: 2007 Liguilla Final Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored. Includes Bonus Points earned from the previous rounds.


 Copa Pílsener Serie A
2007 Champion 
LDU Quito
9th title

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Club Goals
1   Juan Carlos Ferreyra Deportivo Cuenca 17
2   Luis Miguel Escalada LDU Quito 16
  Christian Lara LDU Quito 16
  Daniel Neculman Imbabura 16
5   Pablo Palacios Deportivo Quito 15
6   Iván Kaviedes El Nacional 14
7   Pedro Galván Olmedo 13
8   Germán Castillo Deportivo Cuenca 12
  Jorge Ladines Emelec 12
10   Martín Mandra Deportivo Azogues 11

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