União São João Esporte Clube

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União São João
União São João Esporte Clube logo.svg
Full name União São João Esporte Clube
Founded January 14, 1981; 34 years ago (1981-01-14)
Ground Herminio Ometto Stadium
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman José Mario Pavan
Manager Play Freitas
League Campeonato Paulista Série A2
Website Club home page

União São João Esporte Clube, usually known as União São João is a Brazilian football club from Araras, São Paulo state.

History[edit]

On January 14, 1981,[1] the club was founded by Hermínio Ometto, who was the owner of Usina São João (meaning Saint John's Plant). The club was founded in the same place of Usina São João, after it closed [2]

In 1987, União São João won the Campeonato Paulista Special Division, beating São José in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's first level.[3]

In 1988, the club won its first national championship. União São João won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, beating Esportivo Passense of Minas Gerais in the final. The club was promoted to the following year's second division.[4]

In 1989, União São João disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time, finishing in the 29th position.[5] In the same year, the club played four friendly matches in Japan. The club won two matches and drew the other two.[6]

The 1993 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was expanded to 32 clubs, so, União São João was promoted to dispute the competition. The club finished in its all-time best position in that competition, finishing in the 12th position.[7]

In 1994, the club became an enterprise.[2] The club finished in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 21st position.[8]

In 1995, União São João finished in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A's 24th position, which was the last position, being relegated to the following year's Série B.[9]

In 1996, the club won its second national championship, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. In the competition's final four, União São João finished ahead of América de Natal, Náutico and Londrina. The club was promoted to the following year's Série A.[10]

In 1997, União São João disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A again, but finished in the 26th place (which was the competition's last position) and was relegated to the following year's Série B [11]

In 2002, the club was Campeonato Paulista runner-up. The club finished only behind Ituano. The competition was not disputed by the big clubs of São Paulo state.[12]

In 2003, União São João disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, finishing in the 24th position, which was the competition's last position, being relegated to the following year's Série C.[13]

Achievements[edit]

1996
1988
1987
2001

Stadium[edit]

União São João's home matches are usually played at Herminião stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 22,000 people. Its official name is Estádio Hermínio Ometto.[14]

Squads[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 GK Galassi
Brazil GK Jamilton
Brazil DF Garça
Brazil DF Nunes
Brazil DF Castan
Brazil MF Edimar
Brazil MF Márcio Venâncio
Brazil MF Luan Henrique
Brazil MF Sarara
Brazil MF Anderson
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Dhiego Martins
Brazil MF Ventura
Brazil MF Hegon
Brazil MF Dênis
Brazil FW Andre Luiz
Brazil FW Cléberson
Brazil FW Felipe Alberto
Brazil FW Lincom
Liberia FW Dweh Allison

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 DF Freire (to Sport Recife)
No. Position Player
Brazil DF Naldo (to Cruzeiro)

Anthem[edit]

The club's official anthem was composed by Flávio Augusto and Carlos Rocha.[2]

Club colors[edit]

União São João's colors are white and green.[1]

Nickname[edit]

The club is nicknamed Ararinha, meaning macaws.[2]

Mascot[edit]

União São João's mascot is a macaw.[2]

References[edit]

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