Cuiabá Esporte Clube

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Full name Cuiabá Esporte Clube
Founded December 10, 2001 (13 years ago) (2001-12-10)
Stadium Dutrinha, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso state, Brazil
Ground Capacity 7,000[1]
Owners Dresch brothers
President Aron Dresch
Head coach Márcio Goiano
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2013 Série C, 12th

Cuiabá Esporte Clube, commonly known as Cuiabá, is a Brazilian football team based in Verdão, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso state. They won the Campeonato Mato-Grossense five times, competed in the Copa do Brasil three times and in the Série D once.


Foundation and early years[edit]

The club was founded on December 10, 2001,[2] by the retired footballer Gaúcho.[3] Cuiabá won the Campeonato Mato-Grossense in 2003 and in 2004.[4] They competed in the Copa do Brasil in 2004, when they were eliminated in the First Stage by Goiás, and in 2005, when they were eliminated in the First Stage by Vila Nova.

Financial crisis and folding[edit]

In the following years, due to Gaúcho's dissatisfaction with the Federação Mato-Grossense de Futebol and a financial crisis after the club not renewing the contract with their sponsor, Cuiabá closed its football department in 2006.[5]


Cuiabá reopened its football department in 2009,[6] competing in the Campeonato Mato-Grossense Second Level. They also finished in the same year as runners-up in the Copa Governador do Mato Grosso, winning the competition in 2010, after beating Operário de Várzea Grande 2-0 and 3-1 in the final.[7]

The club is owned by the Dresch brothers, who also own the Drebor Borrachas, a factory located in Cuiabá, they bought the club's shares from Gaúcho and started investing in the club. Drebor is also the club's sponsor. Cuiabá won the Campeonato Mato-Grossense again in 2011, after beating Barra do Garças in the final. They also competed in the Copa do Brasil in 2011, when they were eliminated in the First Stage of the cup by Ceará.

They competed in the Série D in 2011, and gained promotion to the 2012 Série C after defeating Independente from Tucuruí, Pará, 2-0 and 4-2, in the Quarterfinals of the competition.[8]


Current squad[edit]

First team[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 André
Brazil GK Willian Alves
Brazil DF Diego Macedo
Brazil DF Egon
Brazil DF Grafite
Brazil DF Maninho
Brazil DF Rafael Frarão
Brazil DF Ricardo Braz
Brazil MF Felipe Blau
Brazil MF Bogé
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Bosco
Brazil MF Cleidson Pink
Brazil MF Gean Andrade
Brazil MF Geovani
Equatorial Guinea MF Judson (on loan from São Bernardo)
Brazil MF Raphael Luz
Brazil FW Ademir (on loan from Ponte Preta)
Brazil FW Bruno Mota
Brazil FW Kaique
Brazil FW Nino Guerreiro

Season records[edit]

Season Campeonato Mato-Grossense Copa
Campeonato Brasileiro Copa do Brasil
Division Format Stage Position Position Division Stage Position
2003 A 2g6-6 Final Champions C Second Stage (R28) -
2004 A 2g7-g8-5+1-g4 Final Champions RU C Second Sage (R32) First Round
2005 A 3g5-g9-5+1-g4 Second Stage 6th 7th - - First Round
2006 A (2g6-2,2g5-2)-2 Both Stages 5th/4th 9th - -
2007–2008 -
2009 B  ? ? ? 2nd RU -
2010 A 2g8-8 First Stage 5th 9th CH -
2011 A 2g6-8 Final Champions D in the Semifinals First Round



Cuiabá Esporte Clube play their home games at Estádio Presidente Eurico Gaspar Dutra, commonly known as Dutrinha. The stadium has a amximum capacity of 3,500 people. The club previously played their home games at Verdão stadium.[2] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 40,000 people.[10]


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  2. ^ a b Rodolfo Rodrigues (2009). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 52. 
  3. ^ "Cuiabá Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ Placar Guia 2011 (1350-C): 90. January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cuiabá desiste antes do Mato-Grossense começar" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Digital. December 20, 2006. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cuiabá tenta 'subir', pela Segundona do Estadual" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Digital. October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cuiabá derruba o Operário, é campeão da Copa MT e vai para Copa do Brasil" (in Portuguese). SóNotícias. August 2, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Campeonato Brasileiro Série D 2011" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Copa Governador do Estado - Profissional - Final - Edição 2010" (in Portuguese). FMF official website. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Retrieved January 31, 2011.