Itumbiara Esporte Clube

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Itumbiara
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Full name Itumbiara Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Gigante do vale (Giant of the Valley)
Tricolor da Fronteira (Three Color of the Frontier)
Founded March 9, 1970
Stadium Estádio JK
Ground Capacity 33,000
Head coach Roberval Davino
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2011 Série D, 17th

Itumbiara Esporte Clube, usually known simply as Itumbiara, is a Brazilian football club from Itumbiara, Goiás state. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1979 and won the state championship in 2008.

History[edit]

On March 9, 1970, Itumbiara Esporte Clube was founded.[1]

In 1979, Itumbiara competed in the top level of the Brazilian Championship, finishing in the 64th position.[2]

In 2008, Itumbiara won the state championship for the first time, after beating Goiás 1-0 and 3-0 in the final.[3]

In 2010, Itumbiara finished state championship on 9th and penultimate place and were relegated to second level. Due to this performance they were qualified to 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D because all 2011 Campeonato Goiano teams withdrew.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Estádio JK

Itumbiara's stadium is Estádio JK, inaugurated in 1977, with a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Itumbiara Esporte Clube". Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  2. ^ "V Copa Brasil - 1979 [Brazilian Championship]". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Itumbiara vence e conquista Goiano pela 1ª vez". Terra. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Definição da 2ª vaga goiana ao Brasileiro da Série D/2011[Determination of Goias 2nd berth in 2011 Serie D]". fgf. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Estádio JK". Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 

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