Imbabura Sporting Club
Imbabura Sporting Club is an Ecuadorian football club, which plays its home games in Ibarra, the capital of the province of Imbabura.
The Imbabura SC was founded in 1993 in the possessed of President Luis Aguirre Strumpffabrik Gardenia in Atuntaqui to Ibarra and started playing in local leagues. After several years in regional competitions, where the club won the championship in 2004 and 2005 the province of Imbabura, the club's Primera B increased by his second place in the rise tournaments Province champion for the 2006 season in the second Ecuadorian league on. In the 2006 season there was one champion of the Clausura tournament and was promoted to the first division. The club is the first club from the province of Imbabura, who competes in the first Ecuadorian league.
Imbabura SC is pursuing a strategy that is founded on player and environment from the province of Imbabura. 95 % of the squad for the 2006 season were born in the province, most of them in poor Chota Valley, which has spawned a significant part of the current national players in the country. In this way it was possible the association, with the lowest budget of 2nd league ( about 300,000, according to other sources $ 600,000 ) to reach the climb. Star of the team at the time was Edmundo Zura, who has already played as a second division player on October 10, 2006, a friendship match against Brazil. The 2007 Argentine Daniel Neculman was committed together with Christian Lara scorer of the season 2007.
The club plays its home games at Olympic Stadium Ibarra, which offers 17,260 spectators. Here the team stayed until the end of 2006 season 13 times in a row undefeated. Also the first game in the Premier League on February 10, 2007 ended without a defeat: 1-1 against Deportivo Azogues. Matchday On (February 25 ) Imbabura lost as the unbeaten league leaders at home with 1:2 against Barcelona SC Guayaquil. The Apertura 2007 season ended Imbabura in 8th place out of 10 teams. At the end of the season the club was the last one of the season and the overall table due to goal difference against Club Social y Deportivo Macará back to the second division from. After the descent Edmundo Zura moved to Barcelona SC Guayaquil, Daniel Neculman to Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia. Zura returned after half a year after Ibarra back, but was immediately loaned back, namely to the Newcastle United Jets in Australia. In early 2009, he moved to lengthy negotiations for CD El Nacional in Ecuador. The negotiations dragged on in the length, as the president of the club, Luis Aguirre, apparently personally financially benefited from the contracts Zuras.