The Olimpiada de Riobamba held in 1926 can be considered a precursor. It involved five provincial selection, viz. those of Chimborazo, Guayas, Pichincha, Azuay and Tungurahua; Chimborazo, home side, won the tournament unbeaten.
Year Venue Champion Runners-up 1940 Guayaquil Guayas Pichincha 1941 - - (1) 1942 Quito Pichincha Tungurahua 1943 Portoviejo Manabí Guayas (2) 1944 Ambato Guayas Tungurahua 1945 Cuenca Pichincha Azuay 1946 Riobamba Pichincha Guayas (3) 1947 Guayaquil - (4) 1948 Quito Pichincha Guayas 1949 Guayaquil Guayas and Tungurahua - (5) (1) The tournament not held due to war with Peru. (2) The final match between Manabí and Guayas was abandoned at 2-2; the frightened referee had left the stadium and there was no agreement on his substitution; when no agreement was reached, Guayas withdrew and left the Congress to resolve the case; it was then decided to award Manabí the title because Guayas had withdrawn. (3) The final match finished Pichincha 3-1 Guayas. (4) The tournament was not held due to the 20th Copa América held in Guayaquil. (5) The final series of the championship ended with three teams tied on points, but the Congress of the tournament declared Guayas and Tugurahua joint champions due to the withdrawal of Pichincha. Total Championships (9; runners-up finishes (7) between brackets) 4  Pichincha 3  Guayas 1  Tungurahua 1 Manabí -  Azuay
The first national championship for club teams was held in 1957.
Source: [Nar -]
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