Esporte Clube Comercial (MS)

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Comercial
Esporte clube comercial logo.gif
Full name Esporte Clube Comercial
Founded March 15, 1943
Ground Morenão
Ground Capacity 45,000[1]

Esporte Clube Comercial, usually known simply as Comercial, is a traditional Brazilian football club from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state. The club competed several times in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

History[edit]

On March 15, 1943,[2] Esporte Clube Comercial was founded by Etheócles Ferreira and other Colégio Dom Bosco (Dom Bosco School) students, who were sons of rich farmers and tradesmen. [3] In 1948, Jamil Naglis was elected as the club's president. He changed the club's colors to the current ones.[3] On September 12, 1967, in Campo Grande city, Comercial beat the powerful Santos of Pelé, Agustín Cejas, Clodoaldo and Carlos Alberto 1-0. The winning goal was scored by Gil.[4]

In 1973, Comercial competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time. The club finished in the 26th place, ahead of Atlético Paranaense.[5] In 1975, EC Comercial won its only Campeonato Matogrossense title.[6] In 1979, Comercial competed in the Campeonato Sul-Matogrossense state championship first edition. The club was defeated by Operário in the final.[7]

In 1982, EC Comercial won its first Campeonato Sul-Matogrossense.[6] In 1986, the club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the last time. The club finished in the 35th position.[8] In 1994, Comercial competed in the Copa do Brasil for the first time. In the first round, the club eliminated Paysandu, in the second round, the club eliminated Kaburé of Tocantins state, and in the quarter-finals, Comercial was eliminated by Linhares of Espírito Santo state.[9]

In 2002, Comercial reached Copa Centro-Oeste semifinals. The club was eliminated by Gama.[10]

Achievements[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Morenão

Esporte Clube Comercial's home stadium is Estádio Universitário Pedro Pedrossian, usually known as Morenão,[2] inaugurated in 1977, with a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.[1]

The club also owns a training ground, called CT Vila Olímpica.[4]

Rival[edit]

Comercial's geatest rival is Operário. The derby between the clubs is known as Comerário, which is a portmanteau of the clubs names, Comercial and Operário. The traditional derby is over 50 year-old.[11] Comercial, alongside Operário, is one of the two Brazilian clubs which won two different state championships. Both clubs won the Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense and the Campeonato Mato-Grossense.[2]

Club colors[edit]

At the time of the club's foundation, its colors were red, green and black.[3]

In 1948, the club's president, Jamil Naglis, changed the colors to its current ones, red and white.[2][3]

Nickname[edit]

Esporte Clube Comercial's nickname is Colorado,[12] which is a reference to the club's colors, and meaning The Red.[4] The club is also known as Saci, or Saci da Vila, after the Brazilian mythological creature.[12]

Mascot[edit]

Comercial's mascot is an eagle.[4]

Club name[edit]

The club's name, Comercial, is the Portuguese language word for commercial.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Morenão" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d Esporte Clube Comercial at Arquivo de Clubes
  3. ^ a b c d Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  4. ^ a b c d Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  5. ^ 1973 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  6. ^ a b Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul state championships at RSSSF
  7. ^ 1979 Campeonato Sul-Matogrossense at RSSSF
  8. ^ 1986 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF
  9. ^ 1994 Copa do Brasil at RSSSF
  10. ^ 2002 Copa Centro-Oeste at RSSSF
  11. ^ Comerário é duvida no Estadual 2001 (March 1, 2001) - A Crítica de Campo Grande - MS (retrieved on August 17, 2006)
  12. ^ a b Comercial at Sambafoot

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