- Barcelona Sporting Club
Football club infobox
clubname = Barcelona
fullname = Barcelona Sporting Club
nickname = "Ídolo del Astillero" (Shipyard Idol)
"Equipo Canario" (Canary Team)
May 1, 1925
Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha Guayaquil, Ecuador
capacity = 89,932
chairman = flagicon|ECU
manager = flagicon|ARG Reinaldo "Mostaza" Merlo
league = Primera A
season = 2007
position = Primera A, 8th
Barcelona Sporting Club is an
Ecuadorian football team located in the country's most populous city, Guayaquil.
Its main rival is
Club Sport Emelec, the second largest nationwide fan base, also from Guayaquil. Barcelona and Emelec play the most important match in Ecuador, called " Clásico del Astillero" (the Shipyard Classic). Together with El Nacional, Barcelona is the team with the greatest number of National Championships (13) and is the Ecuadorian team with the most appearances at the Copa Libertadores, being only the runner up twice, in the years of 1990 and 1998.
Football kit box
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title = Barcelona's original Home colours in 1925.The club was founded
May 1, 1925, by a Spanish immigrant from Barcelona, Catalonia, ( Spain), Eutimio Pérez, and named after Spain's Catalan city contrary to beliefs it was founded after FC Barcelona. Barcelona sporting club and FC Barcelona have the same logo. It was during the 1940s when the ascension and popularity of Barcelona S.C. within Ecuador started to grow, in part thanks to their marvelous games against Deportivo Caliand especially Millonariosof Colombia. At the time, Millonarios was considered one of the best teams in the world, during a period known as El Dorado. The game took Place in Guayaquil in front of 30,000 fans, and in an intensely disputed contest Barcelona beat Millonarios twice 3-2 and 1-0.
*First Match: 15 June, 1925 vs
*First International Match: 19 March, 1931 vs flagicon|COL
Barcelona had already established as Ecuador's most popular team, winning several local championships, but had still failed to make an impact in the South American Club Tournament, the
Libertadores Cup, usually exiting in the first rounds. But in 1971 it was different, with a new young and visionary club president, they managed to hire a few key international players. Among them were former Brazilian international Jose Paes, former Peruvian International, World Cup player Pedro Leon, and now Ecuadorian legend Alberto Spencer. Alberto Spencer had played the last 10 years for Peñarol of Uruguay, winning several local and international titles, and is also the all time Goal scorer of the Libertadores Cup with 54 goals, even above Pelé).
With this team, they managed to reach the semifinals and achieved perhaps their most famous victory in the club history when they beat the 3 time Libertadores Cup Champion, Argentine team
Estudiantes de La Platain their own soil 1-0. However, in the end, they would fail to reach the finals. It was clear, though, that they had already made their mark on the continental level.
The Chairman was Mr Aquiles Alvarez Lertora , he was like the Godfather to this team during his period as President of Barcelona Sporting Club, Supporting with his intelligence in soccer and all the experience in managing he's businesses at the same time as working for his club. He contribute in the financial aspect as well buying an making loans of extraordinary players as Alberto Spencer and " EL CURA " Bazurco or Luciano Macias.
The following year, in 1972, they kept the same base of players and once again reached the semifinal stage.
After 2 great years, Barcelona suddenly fell under a dry spell, that would last 11 years, in which they failed to win a local tournament or qualify for the
The 80s was rich in local championships for Barcelona, winning their most amount of local titles in those 10 years and reaching the Libertadores Cup Semifinals two more times in the 1986 and 1987 editions. In 1987, they finally finished construction of their new stadium with a capacity for 55.000 people (seated), named Estadio Monumental.
The glory decade: the 1990s
The team's most brilliant era came into place in the 1990s. In 1990, under a new president, and with the firm intention of conquering the Libertadores Cup, the club acquired key international players: former Argentine international and World Cup champion in 1986
Marcelo Trobbiani, Argentine international Alberto Acosta, and Uruguayan Marcelo Saralegui. With the inclusion of the foreign players and a batch of young as well as experienced Ecuadorian players, they played a fantastic tournament.
In a dramatical semifinal home and away series, Barcelona beat River Plate of Argentina in a penalty shoot-out, to finally reach the long awaited final. Unfortunately they would come short, losing against Olimpia of (Paraguay) 2-0 in the away game, and tying 1-1 in the home game.
In 1992, they put together another great team, beating the previous champions
Colo-Colo(Chile) and reaching the Libertadores Cup Semifinals once again, but losing against the powerful Brazilian team of São Paulo FC, who at the time was coached by Tele Santana. Among their stars, São Paulo had players such as Zetti, Cafu, Rai, Müller and Palinha. Incidentally, that same team would eventually become tournament champion and beat F.C Barcelonain the Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo.
This decade also proved to show a negative side in the team's history. On
25 December, three days after Barcelona had achieved the second place in the Ecuadorian league and earning a spot in the next Libertadores cup, Ecuadorian striker Carlos Muñozdied in a car accident at the age of 29.
After winning the Ecuadorian league title in 1997 (their last to date) with the help of such players as former Bolivian international Marco "El Diablo" Etcheverry, former Colombian international Anthony "El Pipa" De Avila and former Ecuadorian international Agustin "Tin" Delgado, they would go on to play the 1998 Libertadores Cup with mostly old players that seemed to be on their way out. But against all odds, they would reach their second Libertadores Cup final, losing both championship games against
Brazilian team Vasco Da Gama, 2-0 in the away game and 2-1 in the home game. At the end of 1998, the world famous Spanish Football Magazine Don Balonwould release their annual top 40 ranking clubs in the world, on which Barcelona S.C. ranked #10, now becoming a world class club.
Unfortunately in the coming years Barcelona S.C. would once again fall into a dry spell, but in the last 2 years with 2 second places in the Ecuadorian league, they seem to once again try to reach their former level.
Barcelona have established themselves as one of the most popular teams in Ecuador, also reaching twice the Libertadores Cup finals. The Team Colors are yellow, black and red. The club has 97,745 registered members. Some of their rivals in Ecuador are
Club Sport Emelec, Club Deportivo El Nacionaland Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Quito. The BSC Top Scorer is the Ecuadorian Manuel Uquillaswith 86 goals. Barcelona has not been able to win a championship since 1997 which has been by far the longest dry spell for a team and its fans who have been accustomed to a tradition of success.
Barcelona have farm teams, it is composed of the two divisions under age 18 and under age 20. The
Club Atlético Guayaquil"(Barcelona SC "B")" Plays in a lower-division league known as Segunda Categoría "A". The players of the Club Atlético Guayaquilare trained by Peruvian manager Hernán Saavedra so they can later play for Barcelona's main team.
The first crest of Barcelona SC had a simple design. It consisted in the Barcelona Coat of Arms, in dark blue Stroke, it was used in the uniform of the first Barcelona SC team in 1925 until the year 1927. The first change in the crest occurred in 1935, when the Barcelona Flag appeared inside a circle and a triangle behind the circle with the initials BSC.There are no graphical documents of this crest used in a football kit but this crest was used in other sports like
In 1955 with their second Guayaquil Championship Barcelona Adopted a similar shield of
FC Barcelona, with a black stroke around the shield, adding two more spikes in the top of the crest, changing the color of the ball to white and replacing the FCB in the center of the crest for BSC. This Shield still remaining until these days becoming the most popular Logo in Ecuador. There are a few variations in the crest sometimes viewed with four spikes in the top of the shield or with a blue navy stroke and even changing the form of the crest, but none of these changes are official.
Barcelona's traditional colors are yellow and black, with the home kit having been all yellow since the mid 1950s. However, it was not always this way. In the early days, when the club took started to play in the Asoguayas tournament they used Black and white colors. In the promotions years Barcelona ordered bring the official kit of FC Barcelona to play the promotion, but they lose that match, this history occurred 2 more times and Barcelona's President said: "Barcelona SC would never wear the Blue and Red colours never Again". Then the yellow and red hoops kit was introduced, wearing this kit only 3 years. By 1940 Barcelona had adopted the color of yellow which will become the characteristic colors of Barcelona, for the next sixty years Barcelona's kit was yellow shirts with black shorts (socks alternated over the years from black, to yellow, to white, and back to black again).
Barcelona's away colors are traditionally either white shirts and black shorts or all gray. However, in 2006 an all Orange kit was introduced. After various colour combinations in the Barcelona wear again the "Baulgrana" colors in the mid 90's. The current away kit is white shirts, white shorts and white socks, all with red trim.
Barcelona has played in four stadiums. Their first stadium was
Estadio George Capwell, with whom they shared with crosstown rival Emelec as it was the only stadium in Guayaquill.
In 1959, they moved to the Guayaquil's brand new stadium Estadio Modelo. This was the stadium in which the teams played in during the golden years. It also saw the emergence of the Barcelona Ultras, "La Sur Oscura". For several years Barcelona shared this stadium with Emelec and Patria.
After Estadio Modelo's success, the president of Barcelona,
Isidro Romero Carbo, initiated the project to give Barcelona their own stadium. Romero talked with Jaime Nebot, Guayaquil's mayor, and León Febres Cordero, then President of Ecuador (both of whom are Barcelona fans) about the idea; they decided to help. Nebot donated a huge ground, the San Eduardo garbage dump site, for construction and Febres Cordero helped him with money. In 1986, Romero put up the first block of the stadium in 1986. In 1987, Estadio Monumental opened for the first time. The stadium was the first in Ecuador to have suites, and became the largest in terms of capacity, with space for close to 90,000 fans.
Fans and Ultras
The Barcelona SC fans are better known as La Sur Oscura "(The Dark South)" is largest fan supporters in all the country, this "Barra Brava" are located in the south places of Monumental Stadium its
Ultrasare famous because its bravery, its passion in the Matches and for the fights against opposite fans, for example, Local Rivals CS Emelec's fan side "La Boca del Pozo" "(Mouth from the Well)". La Sur Oscura is made up of fans from all over Guayaquil and the country. They're also known for provoking many fights during classic clash matches. This Fan side show their dedication by singing various chants throughout the games.
Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Primera A
**Champion (13): 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997
**Runner-up (11): 1957, 1962, 1968, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2005-A
*Campeonato Professional de Guayaquil
**Champion (5): 1955, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967
**Runner-up (6): 1953, 1954, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966
*Campeonato Amateur del Guayas
**Champion (1): 1950
**Reserves Cup (1): 2006
In Serie A:
*All-time position: 1st
*Best finish: 1st (13 times)
*Worst finish: 8th (2007)
*Biggest win: 7-0 vs. Técnico U.
*Biggest defeat: 7-0 vs. El Nacional
*Less goals conceded:
José Francisco Cevallos
quad changes during 2008/09 season
Rolando Záratefrom River Plate
Marcos Mondainifrom Boca Juniors
Christian Larafrom LDU Quito
Luis Miguel Garcésfrom Mácara
Pablo Palaciosfrom D. Quito
Fernando Hidalgofrom D. Quito
Segundo Matambafrom D. Quito
Carlos Castrofrom El Nacional
David Quirózfrom El Nacional
Carlos Hidalgofrom El Nacional
Omar de Jesúsfrom El Nacional
Jorge Guaguafrom Emelec
Edmundo Zurafrom Imbabura
Óscar Bagüífrom Olmedo
Iván Hurtadofrom Atlético Nacional
Gustavo Nazarenofrom MacaráPlayers Out
Edwin Villafuerteto Olmedo
Jose Luis Cortezto D. Quito
Isaac Minato D. Quito
Armando Paredesto Emelec
Leonardo Soledispato D. Cuenca
Carlos Quiñónezto El Nacional
Gilbert Quiñónezto U. Católica del Ecuador
Diego Larato D. Azogues
Enrique Gámezto Macará
Manuel Coterato Macará
Raul Noriegato U. Católica del Ecuador
Daniel Ferreirato N/A
Troadio Duarteto N/A
Nicolás Asencioto Mácara
List of notable personnel
Eduardo Maruriis the current chairman of Barcelona. He was elected for the 2007-2011 period.
*Carlos García Ríos (1925-1927)
*José Salem Dibo (1927-1928)
*Manuel Díaz-Granados (1928-1929)
*Dantón Suárez (1929-1931)
*Ovidio Ramírez Chacón (1931)
*Fernando Vicenzini (1931-1932)
*Victoriano Arteaga Martinetti (1932-1943)
*Wilfredo Rumbea León (1943-1946, 1952-1953)
*Federico Muñoz Medina (1946-1951)
*Luis Guerrero (1954)
*Miguel Salem Dibo (1955-1957)
*Eduardo Servigón (1957-1958)
*Luis Falquez (1958)
*Ernesto Mosquera (1958-1960)
*José Bruno Cavanna (1960)
*Ernesto Ycaza Morla (1961)
*Emilio Baquerizo Valenzuela (1962-1964)
*Alfonso Trujillo Bustamante (1965)
*Rigoberto Aguirre Coello (1966)
*Galo Roggiero Rolando (1967-1970, 1986, 2006-2007)
*Aquiles Alvarez Lértora (1970 - 1971) (first president that make that Barcelona won two titles, one after other, thats called " Primer BICAMPEONATO ".He make the " DREAM TEAM " with players like,
Alberto spencerand El " Cura Bazurco " . )
*Carlos Coello Martínez (1972-1973)
*Luis Martin Rubio (1973)
*Ottón Morán (1973)
*Mario Moncayo Merino (1973)
*Silvio Devotto Passano (1974)
*Francisco Mena (1975)
*Nicolás Romero Sangster (1975)
*Miguel Marchán (1976-1977)
*José Tamariz (1978-1982)
*Isidro Romero Carbo (1982-1986, 1990-1997, 2005-2006)
*Heinz Moeller Freire (1986-1988)
*Jorge Guzmán Ortega (1988)
*Octavio Hernández Valarezo (1989)
*Xavier Paulson (1997-1998)
*Jorge Bejarano Orrantia (1999)
*Miguel Palacios Frugonne (2000-2001)
*Leonardo Bohrer Pons (2002-2005)
List is sorted by nationality.
José Omar Reinaldi
Francisco de Souza Ferreira
Juan José Pelaez
Mario César Jacquet
Ever Hugo Almeida
*flagicon|URU Roque Gastón Máspoli
Sorted by nationality (nickname in parenthesis).
Rubén Insúa(" Poeta")
Pedro Damián Monzón
Carlos Alfaro Moreno("Alfarito")
Julio César Baldivieso("Viejo")
Víctor Ephanor(" Artista")
Luís Carlos Machado(" Escurinho")
Janio Pinto(" Maestro")
Gilson Da Souza
Jaime Pizarro("Kaiser" )
Anthony de Ávila("Pipa")
Samuel Vanegas(" RoboCop")
Sigfredo Agapito Chuchuca(†)
Enrique Cantos("Pajarito") (†)
José Francisco Cevallos("Manos del Ecuador")
Ulises de la Cruz
Walter Rolando Guerrero("Rolo")
Carlos Ramon Hidalgo("Huancavilca")
Carlos Luis Morales("Pestañita")
Carlos Muñoz("Frentón") (†)
Hólger Quiñónez(" Piquetero")
Julio César Rosero("Emperador")
Alberto Spencer("Cabeza Mágica") (†)
Galo Vásquez(" Mafalda")
Edwin Villafuerte("Don Villa")
Juan Manuel Bazurco("Cura") (†)
Ricardo David Páez("Chamo")
Copa Libertadores Finals Squad 1990
Coach: Miguel Angel Brindisi
Copa Libertadores Finals Squad 1998
Coach: Rubén Insúa
* [http://www.bsc.ec Barcelona SC] , Club official website
* [http://www.youtube.com/v/yrvwmHSEizc&rel=1 Barcelona SC Video] , Youtube Video
* [http://www.hinchaamarillo.com Barcelona SC] , with rich information in Spanish
* [http://www.fanatical.hu/category/barcelona-sc/ Fans of Barcelona SC - Videoblog]
* [http://www.futbol.ec/ Futbol.ec]
* [http://www.conmebol.com/ranking_pais_index.jsp?pais=ecu&slangab=S/ Conmebol Ecuador's Ranking]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/sacups/copalibpts.html/ Copa Libertadores All Time Table]
* [http://www.championshipmanager.co.uk/shownews?id=79/ Meet the REAL Barcelona]
* [http://foro.univision.com/univision/board?board.id=barcelona_ecuador/ Foro Univision.com Fútbol Ecuatoriano: Barcelona Sporting Club]
Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo
Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol Primera A
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