União Esporte Clube

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União de Rondonópolis
Full name União Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Colorado
Founded June 6, 1973
Stadium Engenheiro Lutero Lopes, Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Ground Capacity 18,000
President Lamartine da Nóbrega
Head coach Éverton Goiano
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D

União Esporte Clube, also known as União de Rondonópolis, are a Brazilian football team from Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso. They competed in the Série A in 2000.

History[edit]

União Esporte Clube were founded on June 6, 1973.[1] They won the Torneio Incentivo in 1975, 1976 and in 1979.[1] União were eliminated in the first stage in the Green module of the Copa João Havelange in 2000.[2]

The club competed in the 2009 Copa do Brasil, when they gained national fame after beating Internacional 1–0 on February 18, in the first leg of the first round of the cup.[3] However, the club were eliminated in that round, after being defeated 2–0 in the second leg.[4]

Stadium[edit]

União de Rondonópolis play their home games at Estádio Engenheiro Lutero Lopes.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 18,000 people.[5]

Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 256. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ "Brazil 2000 Championship - Copa João Havelange". RSSSF Brasil. June 6, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Zebra da rodada, União-MT tira invencibilidade do Internacional" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. February 18, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brasil 2009 Cup" (in Portuguese). RSSSF Brasil. July 1, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved January 5, 2010.