Auto Esporte Clube

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For the football club from Piauí, see Auto Esporte Clube (PI).
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Full name Auto Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) O Clube do Povo
Founded September 7, 1936; 78 years ago (1936-09-07)
Stadium Evandro Lélis, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Ground Capacity 2,000
President Watteu Rodrigues
Head coach Dêno Araujo

Auto Esporte Clube, also known as Auto Esporte, is a Brazilian football team from João Pessoa, Paraíba state. They competed in the Série C once, in the Copa do Brasil twice, and won the Campeonato Paraibano several times.

History[edit]

Auto Esporte Clube was founded on September 7, 1936 by taxi drivers from João Pessoa city.[1] They won the Campeonato Paraibano in 1939, 1956, 1958, 1987, 1990 and in 1992.[1] União was eliminated in the first stage in the Green module of the Copa João Havelange in 2000.[2]

The club competed in the 1991 Copa do Brasil, when they were eliminated in the first stage by Grêmio of Rio Grande do Sul state.[3] They competed in the Série C in 1992, reaching the second stage of the competition.[4] Auto Esporte was again eliminated in the Copa do Brasil first round in 1993, when they were eliminated by Paysandu of Pará state.[5]

Stadium[edit]

The team play their home games at Estádio Evandro Lélis.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 2,000 people.[6]

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 127–129. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship - Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. June 6, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Brasil 1991 Cup" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. October 13, 1999. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brasil 3rd Level 1992" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. November 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Brasil 1993 Cup" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. October 13, 1999. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 

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