Clube Atlético Linense

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Full name Clube Atlético Linense
Nickname(s) Elefante da Noroeste
Founded June 12, 1927
Stadium Estádio Gilberto Siqueira Lopes, Lins
Ground Capacity 15,000
President Brazil Rogério Camara
Head coach Brazil Odair Patriarca

The Clube Atlético Linense is a traditional Brazilian football club from the city of Lins, interior of São Paulo state, in Brazil. Founded on June 12, 1927, was reorganized on February 11, 1930. Their colors are red, white and black. They won the Campeonato Paulista Second Division in 1952, and the Série A-2 (Second Division) in 2010, returning to the First Division in 2011, what has not happened since 1957.

They are the club that showed Leivinha, idol of Portuguesa, Palmeiras, the Brazilian national team and Atlético Madrid, was also the club that held the first international transfer of Brazilian striker Americo Murolo trading with Italy. Has one of the most curious football mascots of São Paulo state, with which it is intimately connected. Some episodes characteristic of the players involved a parade of circus elephants on site after winning the league's second division in 1952. In 2000, there was a parade of elephants from the track's premises Estádio Gilberto Siqueira Lopes.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Anderson
Brazil GK Mateus
Brazil GK Léo
Brazil GK Felipe
Brazil DF João Paulo
Brazil DF Rodrigo Arroz
Brazil DF Fernando Santos
Brazil DF Bruno Ribeiro
Brazil DF Toby
Brazil DF Gedeilson
Brazil DF Léo Sales
Brazil DF Marcelo Bispo
Brazil DF Felipe Tavares
Brazil MF Elizeu
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Fernandinho
Brazil MF Leandro Ferreira
Brazil MF Vinicius
Brazil MF Thiago Santos
Brazil MF Renan Teixeira
Brazil MF Leonardo
Brazil MF Marcinho
Brazil MF Léo Torres
Brazil MF Raul
Brazil FW Anselmo
Brazil FW Rodrigo Tiuí
Brazil FW Branquinho
Brazil FW João Paulo Oliveira
Brazil FW Rodriguinho


The supporters of the Clube Atlético Linense is, in proportional terms, one of the largest in Brazil. A poll conducted by TV TEM, the local affiliate of Rede Globo, found that only in the city of Lins, whose estimated population in 2007 was 70,000 inhabitants, there are approximately 45,00 fans known as atleticanos. The team is also known to regularly carry more than 15% of its population, i.e. 12,000 people at a football stadium, an achievement considered unique in the whole national territory.

Former players[edit]

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