2003 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Serie A

Copa Pílsener Serie A
Season 2003
Champions LDU Quito (7th title)
Relegated Técnico Universitario
Manta
Copa Libertadores LDU Quito
Barcelona
El Nacional
Top goalscorer Ariel Graziani (23 goals)
2002
2004

The 2003 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol de la Serie A (known as the 2003 Copa Pílsener Serie A for sponsorship reasons) was the 46th season of the Serie A, the top level of professional football in Ecuador. LDU Quito won their seventh national championship.

Format

The tournament for this season was composed of three stages:

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). At the end of the Second Stage, the team with the fewest points in the aggregate table were 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, runner-up, and third-place finisher qualified to the 2004 Copa Libertadores.

First stage

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Barcelona 18 12 2 4 41 19 +22 38 Qualified to the Liguilla Final
2 LDU Quito 18 10 6 2 37 24 +13 36
3 El Nacional 18 9 4 5 31 22 +9 31
4 Deportivo Quito 18 8 4 6 29 23 +6 28
5 Emelec 18 6 8 4 26 31 −5 26
6 Deportivo Cuenca 18 5 7 6 27 26 +1 22
7 Aucas 18 6 4 8 24 26 −2 22
8 Técnico Universitario 18 4 5 9 24 36 −12 17
9 ESPOLI 18 4 3 11 25 37 −12 15
10 Manta 18 3 3 12 17 37 −20 12

Second stage

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 LDU Quito 18 10 4 4 31 15 +16 34 Qualified to the Liguilla Final
2 Barcelona 18 9 7 2 28 12 +16 34
3 El Nacional 18 9 5 4 38 18 +20 32
4 Deportivo Quito 18 10 2 6 27 23 +4 32
5 Deportivo Cuenca 18 8 3 7 22 17 +5 27
6 Emelec 18 8 3 7 29 26 +3 27
7 ESPOLI 18 5 6 7 24 35 −11 21
8 Aucas 18 5 3 10 21 29 −8 18
9 Manta 18 3 5 10 16 38 −22 14
10 Técnico Universitario 18 2 4 12 13 36 −23 10

Aggregate table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 36 21 9 6 69 31 +38 72
2 LDU Quito 36 20 10 6 68 39 +29 70
3 El Nacional 36 18 9 9 69 40 +29 63
4 Deportivo Quito 36 18 6 12 56 46 +10 60 Qualified to the Liguilla Final[a]
5 Emelec 36 14 11 11 55 57 −2 53
6 Deportivo Cuenca 36 13 10 13 49 43 +6 49
7 Aucas 36 11 8 17 45 55 −10 41
8 ESPOLI 36 9 8 19 49 72 −23 35
9 Técnico Universitario 36 6 9 21 37 72 −35 27 Relegation to Serie B
10 Manta 36 6 8 22 33 75 −42 26
  1. ^ Since Barcelona, LDU Quito, & El Nacional qualified to the Liguilla Final twice, Deportivo Quito, Emelec, and Deportivo Cuenca qualified to the Liguilla Final as the best non-top-three finisher in the aggregate table.

Liguilla Final

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts Qualification
1 LDU Quito (C) 10 7 0 3 19 13 +6 5 26 2004 Copa Libertadores Group Stage
2 Barcelona 10 6 0 4 19 9 +10 5 23
3 El Nacional 10 6 0 4 21 13 +8 2 20
4 Emelec 10 3 2 5 12 21 −9 0 11
5 Deportivo Quito 10 3 1 6 11 19 −8 0 10
6 Deportivo Cuenca 10 3 1 6 17 26 −9 0 10


 Copa Pílsener Serie A
2003 Champion 
LDU Quito
7th title

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