Figueirense Futebol Clube

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Figueirense
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Full name Figueirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Figueira (The Fig Tree);
Furacão (Hurricane)
Máquina do Estreito
(Estreito's Machine)
Alvinegro (White Blacks)
Founded June 12, 1921; 93 years ago (1921-06-12)
Stadium Orlando Scarpelli, Florianópolis, Brazil
Ground Capacity 19,908
President Wilfredo Brillinger
Head coach Argel Fucks
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2013 Série B, 4th (promoted)

Figueirense Futebol Clube, also known as Figueirense (Portuguese pronunciation: [fiɡejˈɾẽsi]), is a Brazilian football team in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina.

History[edit]

The club was founded as Figueirense Football Club on June 12, 1921. The club is named Figueirense after the neighborhood where it is located, in Centro neighborhood).[1] Figueirense means "from Figueira". Figueirense was one of the founders of the defunct Liga Catharinense de Desportos Terrestres, organized on April 12, 1923. In 1932 the team won their first state championship. From 1935 to 1937, Figueirense was three times in a row Catarinense champion. In 1939, Figueirense won again the state championship, that was end of the Golden Decade of the club.

In 1972, was the end of the 30-year state championship titleless period. In 1973, Figueirense was the first team of Santa Catarina state in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 1974, the team won Campeonato Catarinense again.

In 1987, the club played at Campeonato Catarinense Second Division, and won the promotion to the First Division. In 1994, the 17-year state championship titleless period ended. In 1995, Figeirense was Torneio Mercosul champion (not to be confused with Copa Mercosur) at Santa Catarina. It was the club's first (and only) international title.

In 2001, the club was Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division runner-up, and was promoted to the following year's First Division. From 2002 to 2004, Figueirense was three times in a row Campeonato Catarinense champion. In 2008, Figueirense won the Copa São Paulo de Juniores for the first time after beating Rio Branco-SP 2-0 in the final. In the 2008 edition of Serie A, Figueirense finished in 17th place, being relegated to Serie B the following year.

In 2002, Rivaldo's and César Sampaio's company, called CSR Esporte & Marketing, and Figueirense signed a partnership. The company was responsible for the administration of the professional football of Figueirense. The partnership ended in 2004.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of March 2014

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 Neto
Brazil GK Volpi
Brazil GK Neneca
Brazil DF Thiago Heleno
Brazil DF Nirley
Brazil DF Marquinhos
Brazil DF Raul
Brazil DF Ivan
Brazil DF Bruno Alves
Brazil MF Marcos Assunção
Brazil MF Marco Antônio (on loan from Grêmio)
Brazil MF Vítor Júnior
Brazil MF Dener
Brazil MF Nem
Brazil MF Wesley
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Guilherme Lazaroni
Brazil MF Hiroshi
Brazil MF Giovanni Augusto
Brazil MF Paulo Roberto
Brazil MF Rivaldo
Brazil MF Luan
Brazil MF Leonardo Lisboa
Brazil FW Everaldo (on loan from Grêmio)
Brazil FW Ciro
Brazil FW Éverton Santos
Brazil FW Lúcio Maranhão
Brazil FW Ricardo Bueno
Brazil FW Dudu
Brazil FW Clayton

Out on loan[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 DF Marquinhos Pedroso (at Grêmio)
Brazil DF William (at Hermann Aichinger)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Jean Deretti (at Grêmio)
Brazil FW Jean Carlos (at Ituano)

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Manager Guto Ferreira  Brazilian

Stadium[edit]

Figueirense's stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, built in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 45,000 people.

Achievements[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2007
Runners-up (2): 2001, 2010
1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1972, 1974, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014
Runners-up (6): 1950, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1993
1990, 1996
Runners-up (2): 1991, 1993
1995

Managers[edit]

Mascot[edit]

Since September 2002, Figueirense's mascot is an anthropomorphic fig tree named Figueirinha, which means Little Fig Tree. The mascot is usually depicted wearing the club's home kit.

National competitions record[edit]

First Division (Serie A)[edit]

Year Position Year Position Year Position
1973 35th 2003 11th 2011 7th
1975 21st 2004 11th 2012 20th
1976 45th 2005 16th
1978 55th 2006 7th
1979 46th 2007 13th
2002 17th 2008 17th

Second Division (Serie B)[edit]

Year Position Year Position
1980 32nd 2009 6th
1985 3rd 2010 2nd
1989 32nd 2013 4th
1991 34th
2000 9th
2001 2nd

Third Division (Serie C)[edit]

Year Position
1981 8th
1998 30th
1999 6th

Brazilian Cup[edit]

Year Position Year Position
1995 1st 2003 2nd
1997 3rd 2004 1st
1999 1st 2005 1st
2000 2nd 2007 3rd
2001 4th 2009
2002 3rd

References[edit]

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