Moto Club de São Luís
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|Full name||Moto Club de São Luís|
21,000 (Nhozinho Santos)
|2009||Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, eliminated in first stage|
The club was founded on September 13, 1937, in São Luís, Maranhão state, as Ciclo Moto. Initially the club competed only motorcycle competitions.
In 1938, the club started its football section.
In 1973, Moto Club de São Luís disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A for the first time, finishing in the 39th position.
In 1982, the club finished in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 28th position, which was the club's best place ever in the competition.
From 1948 to 1955, Moto Club won seven state championships in a row.
- Campeonato Maranhense: 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
- Taça Cidade de São Luís: 2003.
The club's home matches are usually played at Castelão stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 70,000 people. The club also plays at Estádio Nhozinho Santos, which has a maximum capacity of 21,000 people.
- The club's colors are black and red.
- Moto Club's home kit is composed of black and red horizontal striped shirts, similar to the Flamengo and Sport Recife ones, white shorts and black and red horizontal striped shorts.
- Moto Club is nicknamed Papão do Norte, Rubro-Negro da Fabril and Time Motense.
- Moto Club's mascot is the Bicho-papão (a Brazilian mythological creature similar to the boogeyman).