Club Deportivo ESPOLI is a professional football team from Quito, Ecuador that now plays in the Segunda Categoría, the third level of professional football in country. The team belong to the Escuela Superior de Policía (ESPOLI), a police academy in Quito.

ESPOLI
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Full nameClub Deportivo ESPOLI
Nickname(s)
  • El Equipo Policial (The Police Team)
  • La Poli
  • El Gallito (The Little Rooster)
  • La Chapita (The Badge)
  • Los Gitanos (The Gypsies)
FoundedFebruary 5, 1986; 36 years ago (1986-02-05)
GroundEstadio Olímpico Municipal Etho Vega
Capacity10,172
ChairmanGral. Euclides Mantilla Herrera
CoachCarlos Calderón
LeagueSerie B
201611th (relegated)

The closest the team has ever come to a national championship was in 1995, when they came in 2nd place in the national tournament to Barcelona. The result allowed them to participate in the 1996 Copa Libertadores, where they were eliminated in the Round of 16.

StadiumEdit

Although based in Quito, the team will be chosen Estadio Olímpico Municipal Etho Vega in Santo Domingo for their home stadium. In the past, they have also hosted home game in Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa (1991–95 and 1995–01) and Estadio Chillogallo (2004) in Quito, Estadio Olímpico in Ibarra (1995 and 2002–04), Estadio Guillermo Albornoz in Cayambe (2005–07), and Estadio La Cocha in Latacunga (2007–09).

AchievementsEdit

 
ESPOLI's original logo.

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

Best: Round of 16

Current squadEdit

As of March 1, 2016.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ECU Daniel Viveros
GK   ECU Luis Vizcaino
DF   PAR Víctor González
DF   ECU Henry Medina
DF   ECU Michael Castro
DF   ECU Sandro Rojas
DF   ECU David Mina
DF   ECU Juan Nazareno
DF   ECU Bryan Rivera
DF   ECU Fulman Camacho
DF   ECU César Velaña
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ECU Raúl Vargas
MF   ECU Edgar Bravo
MF   ECU William Araujo
MF   ECU Diego Quintanilla
MF   ECU Walter Molina
MF   ECU Marco Ramos
MF   ECU Luis Villacís
FW   ECU Omar Andrade
FW   ECU Jhon Chalá
FW   ECU Fernando Lara
FW   ECU Wilson Morales

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