Madureira Esporte Clube

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Full name Madureira Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Tricolor Suburbano and Madura
Founded August 8, 1914
Stadium Aniceto Moscoso (Conselheiro Galvão),
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ground Capacity 10,000
President Elias José Duba Neto
Head coach Leston Júnior
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2013 Série C, 16th
Team photo from the 2007 season

Madureira Esporte Clube, or Madureira as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on August 8, 1914.


Madureira was founded on August 8, 1914 as Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube.[1] The businessmen Elísio Alves Ferreira, Manoel Lopes da Silva, Manuel Augusto Maia and Joaquim Braia, among others, in 1932, wanted to found a strong club in Madureira neighborhood.[2] They contacted Uassir do Amaral, president of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube at that time.[2] In the same year, they tried to fuse Fidalgo and Magno Futebol Clube, but the partners of Fidalgo did not approve this.[2] After several assemblies, on February 16, 1933, the team was named Madureira Atlético Clube, and the foundation date was determined to be August 8, 1914 (the same foundation date of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube).[2]

Madureira competed in the Federação Metropolitana de Futebol (Metropolitan Football Federation) state championship in 1939, winning the amateur competition and the Torneio Início, which is disputed by professional players.[1]

Madureira Esporte Clube was founded on October 12, 1971, after Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube, and Imperial Basquete Clube fused.[3] The foundation date was determined to be, again, August 8, 1914.[1]

Madureira beat Americano 1–0 on March 29, 2006, winning the Taça Rio for the first time, and qualifying to play the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro final against Botafogo.[4] In the final, played on April 2, 2006 and on April 9, 2006 the club was defeated in both legs, finishing as the competition runner-up.[5]


  • Taça Rio (2nd round of Campeonato Carioca): 1

Stadium and real properties[edit]

Madureira's home stadium is the Estádio Conselheiro Galvão, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people.[6]

30 (thirty) real properties are owned by Madureira. The income generated by these properties are used to pay the club's obligations, like the player's wages.[7]

Current squad[edit]

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 Jonathan
2 Brazil DF Felipe Cordeiro
3 Brazil DF Thiago Cardoso
4 Brazil DF Aislan
5 Brazil MF Victor Bolt
6 Brazil MF Carlinhos
7 Brazil MF Evandro
8 Brazil MF Gilson
9 Brazil FW Clébson Monga
10 Brazil MF Wendel
11 Brazil MF Rodrigo Lindoso
12 Brazil GK George Vinícius
13 Brazil DF Sidimar
14 Brazil DF Raphael Fontes
15 Brazil MF Ryan (on loan from Figueirense)
16 Brazil MF Lorran (on loan from Flamengo)
No. Position Player
18 Brazil MF Heitor
20 Brazil FW Felipe Augusto
21 Brazil FW Dairo
22 Brazil DF Osvaldir
23 Brazil MF Ramon
24 Brazil MF Jean Carlos
25 Brazil FW Rodrigo Pinho
27 Brazil DF Luiz Paulo
29 Brazil FW Da Silva
31 Brazil DF Sagaz
32 Brazil GK Yan
33 Brazil GK Lucas Carvalhães
34 Brazil DF Moisés
39 Brazil DF Fininho
44 Brazil DF Rafael Santos
99 Brazil FW Berg

Out to 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 Vitor Borges (on loan to Gonçalense FC)

First-team staff[edit]

As of March 16, 2013.[8]
Position Name Nationality
Head coach Alexandre Gama  Brazilian


The club's colors, blue, purple and yellow, represent, respectively, Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube and Imperial Basquete Clube.[1] Madureira's anthem was composed by Lamartine Babo, who also composed the anthems for the big clubs of Rio de Janeiro.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d Mello, Sérgio (August 10, 2008). "Parabéns, Madureira" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Sports. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Madureira Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 200–201. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  4. ^ "Madureira leva Taça Rio e faz final com Botafogo" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Sports. March 29, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Com festa completa, Botafogo faz história" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. April 9, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Madureira Esporte Clube" (PDF) (in Portuguese). FFERJ. Retrieved February 24, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Sede Social" (in Portuguese). Madureira Esporte Clube. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  8. ^ Comissão Futebol Profissional (Portuguese)
  9. ^ "Um compositor, dez hinos" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 12, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 

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