Figueirense FC

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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)
Website Club home page

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


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 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.


First team squad[edit]

As of August 2014

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Volpi
2 Brazil DF Leandro Silva
3 Brazil DF Marquinhos
4 Brazil DF Thiago Heleno
6 Chile DF Roberto Cereceda (on loan from U de Chile)
7 Brazil MF Rivaldo
8 Brazil MF Marco Antônio (on loan from Grêmio)
9 Brazil FW Ricardo Bueno
12 Brazil GK Alex
13 Brazil DF Raul
15 Brazil MF Jefferson
16 Brazil MF França (on loan from Palmeiras)
18 Brazil MF Léo Lisboa
19 Brazil FW Mazola (on loan from Portimonense)
20 Brazil DF Willian Cordeiro
21 Brazil MF Luan
22 Brazil MF Vítor Jr.
23 Brazil FW Clayton
No. Position Player
27 Brazil MF Yago Costa
28 Brazil MF Paulo Roberto
30 Brazil GK Júnior
34 Brazil FW Jonatan
38 Brazil GK Luan Polli
55 Brazil MF Dener
59 Brazil DF Bruno Alves
66 Brazil MF Guilherme Lazaroni
77 Brazil FW Jean Carlos
80 Brazil MF Nem
88 Brazil DF Nirley
90 Brazil MF Felipe
91 Brazil FW Everaldo (on loan from Grêmio)
93 Brazil DF Marquinhos Pedroso
99 Uruguay FW Bruno Fornaroli
Brazil MF Jean Deretti
Brazil FW Ciro

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 FW Dudu (at Kashiwa Reysol)

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Manager Argel Fucks  Brazilian


Figueirense's stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, built in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 19,584 people. In 2005, Orlando Scarpelli became an all-seater stadium.


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



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 e International 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 2014 ?
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 First Round 2004 First Round
1997 Second Round 2005 Quarterfinals
1999 First Round 2007 Finals (2nd)
2000 Second Round 2009 Second Round
2001 First Round 2013 Third Round
2002 Round of 16 2014 Second Round
2003 Round of 16

Sudamericana Cup[edit]

Year Position Year Position
2004 First Round 2012 First Round
2007 First Round


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