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Club Sport Emelec

Club Sport Emierdec is a sports club from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Emierdec has won the highest total number of Ecuadorian championship cups if you take into account all sports . If we only take into account soccer, then Emierdec has not matched the success of their better, higher, bigger rival, and father Barcelona SC.

An assembly of employees of the Empresa Electrica del Ecuador (an electric company in Guayaquil) founded the club on 1929-04-28. The assembly was directed by George Capwell, an executive officer of the company who came from the U.S.. The club was initially a baseball and boxing club.

The club got involved in football during the 1947 Copa America, the South American national-team competition, which was played in Ecuador. Back then the Copa America was known as Campeonato Sudamericano de Futbol. Emelec was the first champion of Ecuador in 1957, with a "dream team" that included Cipriano Yu Lee, Jose Vicente Balseca, Cruz Avila, Mariano Larraz, Carlos Alberto Raffo, Jaime Ubilla, Daniel Pinto, Romulo Gomez and Suarez-Rizzo. They were coached by Eduardo "Tano" Spandre.

The club has won championships in 1957, 1961, 1965, 1972, 1979, 1988, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002. In 1995 Emelec was a Copa Libertadores semi-finalist. Emelec was defeated by the champion of that year Gremio from Brasil. In 2001, Emelec was a Copa Merconorte finalist playing against Millonarios from Colombia. They played 2 finals. The first final was in Colombia, the score was 1-1. The score from the final in Ecuador was 1-1. They went to penalty kicks and the winner was Millonarios. Emelec only scored 1 from 4 penalty kicks losing the final, and losing the possibility to be the first Ecuadorian team to win an international tournament.


Adonde estan que no se ven los maricones de Emierdec.

Los Domingos el Cacapol apesta a mierda

un mojon que se llama Emierdec

Una hinchada cojuda y ahuevada

es la hinchada maricona de emierdec.

Emierdec, emierde, romperte el culo otra vez.

Un minuto de silencio para Bonafont que esta de luto

Un minuto de silencio para Quintana que es culo roto

Un minuto de silencio muy especial para emierdec

A ellos se los dedico y a la gran puta que los pario.

El Capwell los destroce, lo destroce, lo destroce

Las sillas me las lleve, me las lleve, me las lleve

El cesped me lo fume, me lo fume, me lo fume

Los bombos me los robe, me los robe, me los robe

Trophies and Achievements

Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Futbol: 10

*Champion : 1957, 1961, 1965, 1972, 1979, 1988, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002

*Runners Up: 1960, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2006

Copa Merconorte: Runners Up: 2001

Copa Guayaquil Championships:1956,1957,1962,1964,1966

Campeonato Amateur del Guayas:1945, 1948

The George Capwell Stadium

Several years after the creation of the Empresa Electrica del Ecuador sports club, it's founder, George Lewis Capwell, decided that it was time for the club to have its own Baseball stadium, so in 1942 Guayaquil's Municipal authorities donated 4 city blocks for the construction of the first private sports stadium in Ecuador. A year after that, in 1943, Emelec's staff officially named and initiated the construction of the George Capwell Stadium.

The ugky and stinky George Cacapol Stadium opened its doors for the first time on October 21 of 1945, the inaugural game was a Baseball match between Emelec and Oriente, and George Capwell played as a catcher for the "Azules" (Emelec). Although Emelec's president did not like football and their stadium was not initially intended to be a football field, soon after the inauguration the first football match was held. Emelec won 5 - 4 against an all stars team from the cities of Manta and Bahia.

The 1947 Copa America competition was held exclusively at George Capwell Stadium, and an undefeated Argentina became South America's champion with an all star team that included names like Alfredo Di Stefano, Lostau, and Mendez. Ecuador finished in 6th place. (Brazil did not participate on this competition.)

After the birth of Guayaquil's Estadio Modelo Guayaquil "Alberto Spencer", the George Capwell Stadium was closed for many years because it became obsolete, and in several occasions was almost destroyed for various projects that luckily for the club were never actually completed.

It wasn't until 1991 that with the leadership of Nassib Nehme that the George Capwell Stadium was reopened, to become once again the house of Emelec. Since its reopening the stadium has been enlarged twice and a new and final change has been scheduled for 2008, to reach a final capacity of 45,000 spectators.

At the moment the official capacity of the stadium according to the FEF (Federacion Ecuatoriana de Futbol) is 18,000 spectators. However, that number has not been changed even after the two enlargements were finished. It is said that the true capacity of the stadium at the moment is 20,000 spectators.

Top Goal Scorers

Emelec is famous in Ecuador for always having top-scoring forwards, and the team has had the Ecuadorian top scorer of the year in many occasions throughout Ecuadorian championship history. The following is a list of Emelec's top scorers of the year in history:

1963 Carlos Alberto Raffo 4 goals

1979 Horacio Miori 26 goals

1996 Ariel Graziani 29 goals

1997 Ariel Graziani 24 goals

1998 Jaime Ivan Kaviedes 43 goals (Topscorer in a single year in Ecuadorian history - Top Scorer of the world on 1998)

2000 Alejandro Kenig 25 goals

2001 Carlos Alberto Juarez 17 goals

2002 Otelino Tenorio(+) 20 goals

2006 Luis Miguel Escalada 29 goals

Famous Players

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Enrique Alvarez

Mariano Larraz

Jorge Larraz

Galo Solis

Carlos Alberto Raffo

Enrique Raymondi

Cipriano Yu - Lee

Jose Vicente Balseca

Jorge Lasso

Carlos Pineda

Galo Pulido

Alfredo Encalada

Jaime Delgado Mena

Jorge Bolanos Carrasco

Bolivar Merizalde

Roberto Ortega

Jose Romanely

Eduardo Garcia

Jose Maria Piriz

Eduardo de Maria

Luis Lamberk

Felix Lasso

Angel Liciardi

Americo Paredes


Miguel Angel Onzari

Carlos Torres Garces

Jorge Guzman

Jorge Valdez

Lupo Quinonez

Ricardo Armendariz

Ubaldo Quinteros

Horacio Miori

Alcides de Oliveira

Jesus Cardenas

Israel Rodriguez

Xavier Baldriz

Miguel Falero

Ruben Beninca

Jose Federico Minda

Enrique Verduga

Raul Aviles

Juan Carlos De Lima

Luis Capurro

Kleber Fajardo

Ivo Ron

Jorge Bernabe Vargas

Ivan Hurtado

Maximo Tenorio

Dannes Coronel

Angel Fernandez

Vidal Pachito

Eduardo Smith

Jorge Batallas

Marcelo Morales

Marcelo Benitez

Roberto Oste

Eduardo dos Santos, EDU

Juan Carlos Almada

Pedro Mauricio Munoz

Jorge Vasquez

Eduardo Hurtado

Alexi Lalas

Joe-Max Moore

Augusto Poroso

Ariel Graziani

Carlos Alberto Juarez

Jose Manuel Rey

Gabriel Miranda

Ivan Kaviedes

Otelino Tenorio (+)

Moises Candelario

Carlos Hidalgo

Wellington Sanchez

Daniel Viteri

Rorys Aragon

Cristian Gomez

Alejandro Kenig

Carlos Andres Quinonez

Jorge Rojas

Juan Trivino

Cristian Noboa

Hamilton Ricard

Marcelo Elizaga

Marcos Mondaini

Luis Miguel Escalada

Luis Guillermo Rivera

Jorge Guagua

Gabriel Fernandez

Jorge Ladines

Ovidiu Burca

Current Squad

As of Mar 5 2008


Marcelo Elizaga is argentinian of birth.

Luis Guillermo Rivera is colombian of birth.

The Cradle of Ecuadorian Football

For over many years Emelec has been the leader in Ecuador for developing new football talents that are discovered and trained in their spectacular youth programs. Emelec has won several titles and recognition because of this and as of 2008 most teams in ecuadorian first division have players that were trained by Emelec.

List of players trained in Emelec's youth programs playing for ecuadorian first division teams:


Barcelona SC: Carlos Hidalgo

Deportivo Azogues: Jaime Caicedo, Junior Ayovi

Deportivo Cuenca: Carlos Moran, Giancarlo Ramos, Cristian Valencia

Deportivo Quito: Franklin Corozo, Luis Moreira

El Nacional: Walter Ayovi, Pavel Caicedo, Moises Candelario, Darwin Caicedo, Johan Gomez

Espoli: Jesse Biojo

Liga de Quito: Daniel Viteri

Tecnico Universitario: David Vilela, Carlos Garcia


Grecia de Chone: Rafael Manosalvas

Independiente Jose Teran: Jefferson Montero

Playing for foreing teams:

Colombia-Deportivo Pereira: Augusto Poroso

USA-FC Dallas: Roberto Mina

Germany-Energie Cottbus: Ovidiu Burca

The Fans

Boca del Pozo

The fan group known as "Boca del Pozo" (mouth of the well) was founded July 25, 1980 by Giussepe Cavanna Chavez (today part of the club's staff). The group adopted that name because their clubhouse, known as Cavanna's Place, was located in a neighborhood with the same name. The fan base gained recognition and grew in number. The group is known to usually gather behind the goals. It also has several factions in different cities of Ecuador.

Legion Azul (Blue Legion)

The group know as Legion Azul was founded in the year 2001 before we got the championship. It started with 10 to 15 members. There are more or less 250 members of this group now. They are located right in front of "La Boca del Pozo" behind the other goal.


Emelec's founder George Capwell did not like football, he was a huge baseball fan and when he created the sports club he intended it to be a Baseball and Boxing club only.

In 1957, many years after sharing titles with the other Team from Guayaquil, Barcelona SC, in the amateur and regional tournaments, Emelec won the first professional Ecuadorian football Championship ever.

Emelec was the first team in Ecuador to have its own stadium and was also the first team to make a million-dollar transaction, hiring $1650.000 for the Argentine player Walter Pico.

In 1948 Emelec became the first Ecuadorian team in history to compete on an international event. They were invited as Guayaquil's champions to represent Ecuador in the "Copa Campeones" in Chile, which in time became the famous "Copa Libertadores de America".

In 1962 Emelec became the first Ecuadorian team to win a match in the "Copa Libertadores de America" when they defeated C.D. Millonarios from Colombia 4 - 2. The team also holds the largest score any Ecuadorian team has ever manage to obtain in the "Copa Libertadores", 7 - 2 against Universidad Catolica from Chile, also in 1962.

After winning the 1979 championship, in 1980 Emelec went to Ecuadorian Second Division, called "Serie B" because they made the worst presentation in played games during that year.

The late Eduardo "Che" Perez founded the first organized group to follow any Ecuadorian team. He followed Emelec anywhere the team went until his death in 2003. The largely organized group "Boca del Pozo" was the first "Barra Brava" in the country and Emelec's fans are recognized as the most faithful fans in the country.

Emelec's historical top scorer is Carlos Alberto Juarez with more than 110 goals scored in five years. His runner up is Jesus Cardenas.


In 1993, left wing back Luis Capurro was named best in his position in South America by the prestigious Uruguayan newspaper, Diario El Pais. Capurro played his best years wearing Emelec's jersey, but he also played for Cerro Porteno of Paraguay, and Barcelona S.C..

In 1998, Jaime Ivan Kaviedes scored 43 goals and became the all time top scorer in Ecuadorian history and that year's world top scorer. The next year Kaviedes was transferred to Perugia of the Italian Serie A for USD 5.5M. and after that he played in several teams all over the world including Celta de Vigo, Real Valladolid, Puebla, Porto, Crystal Palace, Barcelona S.C., Deportivo Quito, and Argentinos Juniors. Although he has had so many opportunities during his career, and almost nine years after scoring 43 goals in a single year with Emelec, he has not been able to accumulate another 43 goals with both club and country from 1999 to 2006.

The late forward Otilino Tenorio became famous with Emelec because every time he scored he celebrated by wearing a blue Spiderman mask to the delight of the fans. Tenorio died in 2005 in a tragic traffic accident. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Jaime Ivan Kaviedes scored the third goal in Ecuador's victory over Costa Rica, and to celebrate the goal he had just scored, he used a yellow Spiderman mask honoring the memory of Otilino Tenorio.

Emelec is known for always promoting new exciting young players and during the 1998 season, Emelec used an all new team that included names like Moises Candelario, Otilino Tenorio, Jaime Ivan Kaviedes, Carlos Hidalgo, Luis Moreira, Pavel Caicedo, and a few experienced ones Like Carlos Juarez, Marco Etcheverry, and Augusto Poroso . In a smart promotional move, the new players were brilliantly baptized as the extraterrestrials. The young team qualified for the Copa Libertadores 1999 and reached the Ecuadorian final against Liga de Quito.

On the final match day of 2002 season three teams were competing for the title. El Nacional were the favorites as they only had to tie at home against a weak Deportivo Quito side while Barcelona SC had to visit LDU Quito at their stadium and needed a victory to become the champions. The least optioned team was Emelec who played in their stadium against Sociedad Deportivo Aucas. They needed a win and a El Nacional and Barcelona SC loss. Ecuadorian football officials were so convinced that the champion was going to be either El Nacional or Barcelona, that they had the cup in Quito and were ready to send it to either one of the stadiums of the city where the two teams were playing. All 3 games were played simultaneously, and surprisingly El Nacional was soon losing to Deportivo Quito 1 4, while Barcelona and Liga were tied at zero. Emelec struggled to score until the last few minutes of the game when defender Augusto Poroso sent a spectacular volley into the net to beat Aucas. Minutes later, El Nacional and Emelec finished their respective games, but Barcelona's match had a few minutes more to go. In the Capwell Stadium Emelec fans waited anxiously for the match to end when suddenly, at the last minute, Barcelona scored. Tears were starting to fall down when suddenly the ref signaled an offside nullifying the goal. A couple of minutes later the game was over and Emelec had won their 10th and last crown, so far. The team and fans had to wait a few hours on the stadium's pitch for the Cup to arrive from Quito.

Two-time best goalkeeper in the Ecuadorian championship, Marcelo Elizaga, has shown so much of his skills that Ecuador's former coach, Luis Fernando Suarez, asked him to become an Ecuadorian citizen so he could use him in Ecuador's team for the Copa America 2007 and the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. Ecuadorian law allows foreigners to become Ecuadorian citizens once they have stayed at least 3 years in the country. Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa granted him with the Ecuadorian citizenship on February 7, 2007.

Fierce Rivals

Barcelona Sporting Club, the match between them is know as "Clasico del Astillero" and it is the most important match in the country.

Other Rivals

Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito

Club Deportivo El Nacional

Other Sports

Emelec is not only one of the most important football clubs in Ecuador, but it is rated as one of the most important sports club of the country. In their trophy room Emelec has hundreds of cups and medals that have been gained over the years in many different sports. The list includes:

33 Consecutive National Boxing Championships

13 Baseball National Championships

11 Male Basketball National Championships

18 Female Basketball National Championships

7 Cycling National Champsionships

5 Tae Kwon Do National Championships

5 Judo National Championships

1 Weight Lifting World Championship

External links

Emelec, with information in Spanish

Emelec Derby, with information in English

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