Íbis Sport Club

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Full name Íbis Sport Club
Nickname(s) Pior Time do Mundo (Worst team in the world)
Pássaro Preto (Blackbird)
Founded November 15, 1938
Stadium Municipal de Paulista,
Paulista, Brazil
President Ozir Ramos
League Campeonato Pernambucano Second Level
2016 7th

Íbis Sport Club, or Íbis as they are usually called, are a Brazilian football team from Paulista in Pernambuco state, founded on November 15, 1938. Their home stadium is the Municipal de Paulista. They play in black and red colors. Íbis are one of the founders of the Pernambuco Football Federation.


Íbis Sport Club were founded on November 15, 1938 by employees of Tecelagem de Seda e Algodão, owned by João Pessoa de Queiroz,[1] and located in Santo Amaro.[2] Initially only employees of that company could play.[1] The club were named Íbis after the African bird.[3] After the death of João Pessoa de Queiroz, who was the club's owner, his heirs lost interest in the club, then one of the company's managers, Onildo Ramos adopted Íbis.[3] Íbis, under Onildo Ramos administration, started to accept non-employees of Tecelagem de Seda e Algodão as players.[4]

While the Pernambuco Football Federation was founded on June 16, 1915 as Liga Sportiva Pernambucana, only in 1955 it was renamed to its current name.[5] Íbis is considered by the organization as one of its founders.[6]

Íbis won the Torneio Início in 1948 and in 1950, and the Torneio Incentivo in 1975 and in 1976.[7] Carlito of Íbis, with 12 goals, was the Campeonato Pernambucano's top goal scorer in 1948.[3] The team are commonly known as the "Worst Team of the World" due to their several defeats in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[4] The club spent three years and eleven months between 1980 and 1984 without winning a game.[7] Íbis were the runners-up of the Campeonato Pernambucano Second Level in 1999,[8] when they were defeated by Central in the final.[9] After celebrating their 70th birthday on November 15, 2008, the club started a project to become a private company, with the help of Portuguese entrepreneur Filipe Fernandes.[10] R$15 million will be invested in building a training center.[10]



  1. ^ a b "Ibis comemora 70 anos e projeta centro de treinamento de R$ 15 milhões" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. November 3, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Íbis: relembre fatos da história do pior time do mundo" (in Portuguese). Portal Esportivo. February 2, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 184. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  4. ^ a b Barbosa, Alexandre (October 11, 2008). "Íbis: 70 anos" (in Portuguese). Folha de Pernambuco. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Jornalista conta história da Federação" (in Portuguese). Jornal do Commercio. October 18, 1999. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  6. ^ "História da Federação" (in Portuguese). Federação Pernambucana de Futebol. Archived from the original on March 8, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Barbosa, Sidney (November 15, 2009). "Íbis Sport Clube, 70 anos de história." (in Portuguese). Campeões do Futebol. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Íbis Sport Club" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Pernambuco State League Second Level 1999". RSSSF. November 23, 2000. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "No aniversário de 70 anos, "Pior Time do Mundo" sonha alto" (in Portuguese). UOL. November 15, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 

External links[edit]

(in Portuguese) Official website