C.D. Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Universidad Católica del Ecuador is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador. They play in the top tier of Ecuadorian football and have spent the majority of their history in the top-flight Serie A.

Universidad Católica
Full nameClub Deportivo de la Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Nickname(s)Los Camaratas
El Trencito Azul (The Blue train)
Los Santos (The Saints)
Founded15 May 1963; 60 years ago (1963-05-15)[1]
GroundEstadio Olímpico Atahualpa
PresidentSantiago Cattani
ManagerIgor Oca
LeagueSerie A
WebsiteClub website

Universidad Católica was officially founded on 15 May 1963. Historic rivals include LDU Quito, Aucas, El Nacional and Deportivo Quito.


Universidad Católica was founded as a university football team for Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, a Catholic university in Quito. In 1962, they won the inter-university championship. Soon after, they became a football club on 15 May 1963 under Liga Deportiva de la Universidad Católica.

On 15 January 1965, they beat Club Gladiador for the right to compete professionally. They then won their first professional title at the 12th Interandean Professional Championship that same year.

In 1973 and 1979, Universidad Católica finished second in the national championship. As a result, they were allowed to participate in the Copa Libertadores the following years (1974 and 1980). They spent most of their history in the First Category (Primera A & Primera B). They descended to the Second Category in 1993. They returned to Primera B in 1998, and ascended briefly to Primera A for 2008.


  • Campeonato Professional Interandino (1): 1965
  • Serie A
    • Runner-up (2): 1973, 1979
  • Serie B
    • Winner (3): 1990 E1, 2007, 2012
    • Runner-up (6): 1972 E2, 1989 E1, 2005 C, 2006 E1, 2006 E2, 2009

Current squadEdit

  • As of 27 March, 2023.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ECU Darwin Cuero
4 DF   ECU Kevin Minda
5 MF   ECU Andrés Oña
6 DF   ECU Bryan Caicedo
7 MF   ECU Aaron Rodriguez
8 MF   ECU Emiliano Clavijo
9 FW   PAR Cristian Colmán
10 MF   ARG Facundo Martínez
11 MF   ECU Janus Vivar
12 GK   ECU José Cárdenas
14 MF   ECU José Carabalí
15 DF   ECU Franklin Guerra (on loan from LDU Quito)
16 MF   ECU Jeremy Mina
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   COL Yuber Mosquera
18 DF   ECU Layan Loor
19 FW   COL Cristian Martínez
21 DF   ECU Andersson Ordóñez
22 GK   VEN Rafael Romo
23 DF   ARG Tomás Oneto
24 DF   ECU Rockson Renteria
26 MF   ECU Santiago Zamora
27 MF   ECU Darlin Leiton (on loan from Alianza Lima)
28 MF   ARG Mauro Díaz
29 DF   ECU Gregori Anangonó
30 FW   PAN Ismael Díaz
40 MF   ECU Williams Cevallos


Kit and coloursEdit

They wear sky blue on their home kit and white on their away kit. Their kit is supplied by Umbro.


External linksEdit

  Media related to Club Deportivo de la Universidad Católica (Ecuador) at Wikimedia Commons