Paysandu Sport Club

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Paysandu
Paysandu Sport Club.png
Full name Paysandu Sport Club
Nickname(s) Papão da Curuzu
Founded February 2, 1914 (101 years ago) (1914-02-02)
Stadium Curuzú, Belém, Brazil
Mangueirão, Belém, Brazil
Ground Capacity 16,200 (Curuzú)
45,007 (Mangueirão)
President Alberto Maia
Head coach Dado Cavalcanti
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2014 Série C, runners-up
Website Club home page

Paysandu Sport Club is a Brazilian football club located in Belém, Pará. Paysandu is also known as Papão da Curuzu (or simply Papão, which means Bogeyman in Portuguese) because it won several titles in the 1940s and Curuzu from the name of the street where Paysandu's stadium sits.

Paysandu is a club in Northern Brazil, having won 45 State Leagues, one Regional League (Copa Norte in 2002) and three national titles (Brazilian League Second Division in 1991 and 2001 and the Brazilian Champions' Cup in 2002). However, they have recently fallen on hard times, suffering successive relegations in 2005 and 2006. They played in the country's third level, Série C, in 2007.

Paysandu attracted the world's attention in 2003 after the campaign in the Copa Libertadores, beating several traditional South American teams such as Cerro Porteño and Boca Juniors (at La Bombonera).

History[edit]

On February 2, 1914, members of Norte Club protested against a decision of the football federation of Pará benefiting Remo by terminating the team and refounding it as Paysandu Foot-Ball Club.

In 1920, the club won its first Campeonato Paraense title.

From 1920 to 1923 the club was state champion for four times in a row .

From 1927 to 1929 the club was state champion for three times in a row .

In 1939 the club was again state champion. In that season, the team was nicknamed Esquadrão de Aço (meaning Steel Squadron).

From 1942 to 1945, again the club was four times in a row state champion.

In 1948, the club was nicknamed Papão da Curuzu, after Curuzu Street ("Rua Curuzu"), by the journalist Everando Guilhon. Curuzu Street has been the address for the club headquarters.

From 1961 to 1963 the club was again state champion for three times in a row.

From 1965 to 1967, the club was again state champion for three times in a row.

In 1971 and in 1972 the club was state champion for two times in a row.

From 1980 to 1982 the club was again state champion for three times in a row.

In 1991 Paysandu was the champion of the Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division.

From 2000 to 2002 Paysandu was again state champion for three times in a row.

In 2001, Paysandu was again the champion of the Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division.

In 2002 the club was champion of Copa Norte, and, later, champion of Copa dos Campeões.

In 2003, Paysandu was eliminated by Boca Juniors of Argentina on the second leg of a match for Copa Libertadores. That was the club's first participation in the competition.

In 2005, after a poor campaign, finishing in 21st place, the club descended to the Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division. They would descend still further, to Série C, after a 17th-place finish in 2006.

Stadium[edit]

Main articles: Mangueirão and Estádio da Curuzú

Paysandu's stadium is Leônidas Castro (Curuzú). Mangueirão, built in 1978, with a maximum capacity of 45,007 people,[1] holds some matches.

Symbols[edit]

Traditional home kit[edit]

This traditional kit, composed of a blue and white vertical striped shirt, white shorts and white socks was designed by Hugo Leão, the first president of the club, on February 10, 1914. This kit was approved unanimously by the General Assembly of the club on February 19, 1914.

Nickname and mascot[edit]

The club is nicknamed Papão da Curuzu. Papão (or Bicho-Papão) is a legendary creature similar to the boogeyman and is also the mascot of the club.

[edit]

The current logo of Paysandu is composed of two yellow stars, representing the two Brazilian Second Division titles, won in 1991 and in 2001; a winged foot, representing that the strength of Paysandu Sport Club cannot be reached by any other teams; and the flag of the state of Pará, representing the 2002 Copa dos Campeões title. The stars and the flag are located above the badge.

Anthem[edit]

The club's lyrics was made by the local poet José Simões, in the beginning of the 1920s.

Honours[edit]

1991, 2001
2002
2002
1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013

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 Andrey
2 Brazil DF Yago Pikachu
3 Brazil DF Dão
4 Brazil DF William Alves (on loan from Náutico)
5 Brazil DF Magno Alves
6 Brazil MF Ricardo Capanema
7 Brazil MF Rogerinho
8 Brazil MF Augusto Recife
9 Brazil FW Souza
10 Brazil MF Carlinhos
11 Brazil FW Bruno Veiga
12 Brazil GK Emerson
13 Brazil DF Caio José
14 Brazil DF Pablo
15 Brazil MF Djalma
16 Brazil MF Araújo
17 Brazil MF Jhonnatan
No. Position Player
18 Brazil FW Érico Jr. (on loan from Sport)
19 Brazil FW Heliton
20 Brazil MF Murilo
21 Brazil DF Marlon (on loan from Vasco)
22 Brazil MF Elanardo
23 Brazil DF Caio Ribeiro
24 Brazil MF Andrade
25 Brazil MF Leandro Canhoto (on loan from Grêmio)
26 Brazil DF Romário (on loan from Internacional)
27 Brazil MF Ronison
28 Brazil FW Aylon (on loan from Internacional)
29 Brazil FW Héber
30 Brazil GK Paulo Ricardo
31 Brazil MF Radamés
35 Brazil FW Leandro Carvalho
TBA Brazil MF Fahel

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 MF Billy (to Castanhal)

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