2012 Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito season

LDU Quito
2012 season
President Carlos Arroyo
Manager Edgardo Bauza
Stadium Estadio Casa Blanca
Serie A First Stage: 6th
Second Stage: 3rd
Aggregate: 3rd
Overall: 3rd
Top goalscorer League: Claudio Bieler (20 goals)
All: Claudio Bieler (20 goals)
Highest home attendance 20,517;
(April 29 v. Barcelona)
Lowest home attendance 1,326;
(July 7 v. Manta)
Average home league attendance 8,340
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Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito's 2012 season will be the club's 82nd year of existence, the 59th year in professional football, and the 51st in the top level of professional football in Ecuador.

Club

Personnel

President: Carlos Arroyo
Honorary President: Rodrigo Paz
President of the Executive Commission: Esteban Paz
President of the Football Commission: Edwin Ripalda
Vice-President of the Football Commission: Patricio Torres
Sporting manager: Santiago Jácome

Coaching staff

Manager: Edgardo Bauza
Assistant manager: José Daniel Di Leo
Physical trainer: Bruno Militano
Goalkeeper trainer: Gustavo Flores
Statistician: Maximiliano Bauza

Kits

Supplier: Umbro
Sponsor(s): Diners Club International, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Discover

Squad information

Liga's squad for the season is allowed a maximum of four foreign players at any one time, and a maximum of eight throughout the season. At the start of the season, Liga was mandated to start one under-19 player in each match. The jersey numbers in the main table (directly below) refer to the number on their domestic league jersey. The under-19 players will wear a jersey number of at least #50. For each CONMEBOL competition, Liga must register 25 players, whose jerseys will be numbered 1–25. Because of this, some players may have different jersey numbers while playing in CONMEBOL matches.

N
Pos
Nat.
Player
Age
Since
App
Goals
Notes
2 DF  ECU Norberto Araujo (captain) 33 2007 139 0
3 DF  ECU Luis Luna 24 2012 0 0
4 MF  ECU Ulises de la Cruz (vice-captain) 37 2009 217 32 Previously with the club from '97–'99 and '00
5 MF  ECU Paúl Ambrosi 31 2010 361 36 Previously with the club from '00–'09
6 DF  ARG Ezequiel Luna 25 2012 0 0
7 MF  ECU Ángel Cheme 30 2009 45 2 Previously called Gonzalo Chila
8 MF  ECU Patricio Urrutia (3rd captain) 32 2010 277 43 Previously with the club from '03–'09
10 FW  ECU Joao Plata 20 2012 7 1 Previously with the club in '10
11 MF  ECU Édison Méndez 32 2012 83 12 Previously with the club from '05–'06 and '09–'10
12 DF  ECU Galo Corozo 21 2009 13 0
13 DF  ECU Néicer Reasco 34 2008 434 33 Previously with the club from '97–'00 and '01–'06
14 DF  ECU Diego Calderón 25 2007 167 3 Previously with the club in '05
15 MF  ECU Cristhian Hurtado 21 2012 2 0 Previously with the club from '08–'10
16 FW  ECU Claudio Bieler 27 2011 74 37 Previously with the club from '08–'09
17 MF  PAR Eduardo Echeverría 23 2012 0 0
18 MF  ECU Fernando Hidalgo 26 2011 41 0
19 MF  ARG Pablo Vitti 27 2012 0 0
22 GK  ECU Alexander Domínguez 24 2006 130 0
23 DF  ECU Elvis Bone 28 2012 0 0
24 MF  ECU José Pabón 21 2010 6 0
25 GK  ECU Daniel Viteri 30 2011 20 0 Previously with the club from '08–'09
37 FW  ARG Ariel Nahuelpan 24 2012 0 0
50 FW  ECU José Gutiérrez 18 2011 4 0 U-19 player
51 FW  ECU Marco Nazareno 19 2012 0 0 U-19 player
51 MF  ECU Gabriel Corozo 17 2012 0 0 U-19 player
52 FW  ECU Diego Hurtado 16 2011 1 0 U-19 player
53 MF  ECU Sandro Rojas 18 2011 4 0 U-19 player
54 FW  ECU Kevin Mercado 16 2011 0 0 U-19 player
55 MF  ECU José Cevallos Enríquez 16 2011 10 1 U-19 player
60 GK  ECU Walter Chávez 17 2011 0 0 U-19 player

Note: Caps and goals are of the national league and are current as of the beginning of the season.

Winter transfers

In a press conference on December 20, 2011, Liga de Quito announced the signings of veteran midfielder Édison Méndez of Emelec and season-long loan of Elvis Bone from Olmedo. In the same press conference, Liga announced that Argentine midfielders Ezequiel González and Lucas Acosta would not continue with the team, and that Argenis Moreira was signed by Ambato-based club Técnico Universitario.[1] The next day it was announced that Técnico also signed midfielder William Araujo on a one-year contract.[2] On January 4, 2011, Liga de Quito announced in a press conference the signing of Ecuadorian midfielder David Quiroz (season-long loan from Atlante).[3] The next day, January 5, 2011, Argentinean defender Ezequiel Luna confirmed that he will be playing for Liga during the 2012 season.[4]

Summer transfers

On June 1, 2012, the club announced that Luis Bolaños was loaned to Club Atlas. [5] On June 25, the club hired Eduardo Echeverría to be the new foreign player of the team.[6] Forward Joao Plata returned to the club after a year-and-a-half on a loan from Toronto FC.

Competitions

Pre-season friendlies

Serie A

The 2012 season is Liga's 51st season in the Serie A and their eleventh consecutive. The league season will run from early February to early December. The format is identical to the previous season.

The First Stage of the season ran from February 5 to July 7. Liga finished 6th and failed to qualify to the Finals, 2012 Copa Sudamericana, 2013 Copa Libertadores and 2013 Copa Sudamericana during this stage.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Independiente José Terán 22 10 7 5 29 20 +9 37
5 Deportivo Cuenca 22 11 3 8 24 26 −2 36
6 LDU Quito 22 8 10 4 32 22 +10 34
7 Deportivo Quito 22 8 7 7 34 23 +11 31
8 El Nacional 22 8 5 9 24 34 −10 29
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 8 10 4 32 22  +10 34 6 4 1 23 10  +13 2 6 3 9 12  −3

The Second Stage of the season ran from July 14 to December 2. Liga finished 3rd and qualified to 2013 Copa Libertadores during this stage.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Barcelona 22 13 6 3 42 19 +23 45 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Emelec 22 11 4 7 28 26 +2 37
3 LDU Quito 22 9 8 5 26 20 +6 35
4 Independiente José Terán 22 9 4 9 22 25 −3 31
5 Técnico Universitario 22 8 7 7 27 34 −7 31
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 9 8 5 26 20  +6 35 5 4 2 16 11  +5 4 4 3 10 9  +1
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Emelec 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
2 LDU Quito 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Player statistics

Num
Pos
Player
App
Goal
Yellow card
Red card
App
Goal
Yellow card
Red card
Serie A Total
2 DF Norberto Araujo 35 9 1 35 9 1
3 DF Luis Luna 5 1 5 1
4 MF Ulises de la Cruz 28 2 2 28 2 2
5 MF Paúl Ambrosi 6 1 6 1
6 DF Ezequiel Luna 26 9 3 26 9 3
7 MF Ángel Cheme 27 1 2 27 1 2
8 MF Patricio Urrutia 28 4 1 28 4 1
10 FW Joao Plata 13 1 1 13 1 1
11 FW Édison Méndez 19 1 7 19 1 7
12 DF Galo Corozo 8 2 8 2
13 DF Néicer Reasco 40 2 7 40 2 7
14 DF Diego Calderón 43 1 9 1 43 1 9 1
15 MF Cristhian Hurtado 7 1 7 1
16 FW Claudio Bieler 36 20 9 1 36 20 9 1
17 MF Eduardo Echeverría 19 2 3 1 19 2 3 1
18 MF Fernando Hidalgo 45 2 9 45 2 9
19 MF Pablo Vitti 18 6 1 18 6 1
22 GK Alexander Domínguez 45 4 45 4
23 DF Elvis Bone 26 8 1 26 8 1
24 MF José Pabón 7 7
25 GK Daniel Viteri 1 1 1 1
37 FW Ariel Nahuelpan 41 11 10 41 11 10
50 FW José Gutiérrez 4 4
51 FW Marco Nazareno 1 1
51 MF Gabriel Corozo 4 4
52 FW Diego Hurtado 3 3
53 MF Sandro Rojas 7 1 7 1
54 FW Kevin Mercado 5 5
55 MF José Cevallos Enríquez 35 8 4 35 8 4
60 GK Walter Chávez
7 MF David Quiroz 13 1 13 1
10 MF Luis Bolaños 11 1 1 11 1 1
17 MF Enrique Gámez 8 1 8 1
20 MF Enrique Vera * 5 2 5 2
21 MF Damián Manso 19 1 1 19 1 1
Totals 59 110 10 59 110 10

Last updated: December 16, 2012.
Note 1: Players in italics left the club mid-season.
* Knee injury ended Vera’s season.
Source:[7]

References

  1. ^ "Liga de Quito presentó los refuerzos para el 2012" [Liga de Quito presented the reinforcements for 2012] (in Spanish). El Comercio. December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  2. ^ "'A la hinchada la llevaré siempre en mi corazón'" ['I will carry the fans always in my heart'] (in Spanish). futbolecuador.com. December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "David Quiroz fue presentado oficialmente como jugador de Liga de Quito" (in Spanish). teradeportes.com. January 4, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Ezequiel Luna: 'Para mí es un privilegio venir a Liga, un grande de Ecuador'" (in Spanish). teradeportes.com. January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-06-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "LDU Quito - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos, and news". SoccerWay. Squad. Retrieved March 5, 2011.

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