C.D. Universidad Católica del Ecuador
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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.
|Full name||Club Deportivo de la Universidad Católica del Ecuador|
El Trencito Azul (The Blue train)
Los Santos (The Saints)
|Founded||15 May 1963|
|Ground||Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa|
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
- 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.
- Jorge Célico (September 21, 2010 - August 5, 2014)
- Luis Soler (August 5, 2014 - October 5, 2014)
- Jorge Célico (5 October 2014 - July 17, 2017)
- Patricio Lara (July 17, 2017 - July 24, 2017)
- Gustavo Díaz (July 25, 2017 - August 26, 2017)
- Marcelo Romano (August 27, 2017 - November 4, 2017)
- Santiago Escobar (November 4, 2017 - October 25, 2021)
- Miguel Rondelli (October 26, 2021- December 31, 2023)
Kit and coloursEdit
They wear sky blue on their home kit and white on their away kit. Their kit is supplied by Umbro.
Media related to Club Deportivo de la Universidad Católica (Ecuador) at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Spanish)