Associação Desportiva Confiança

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Full name Associação Desportiva Confiança
Nickname(s) Dragão do Bairro Industrial (Industrial Neighborhood Dragon)
Founded May 1, 1936 (82 years ago) (1936-05-01)
Ground Batistão
Capacity 15,575
President Hyago Silva Cruz
Head coach Luizinho Lopes
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Sergipano
Série C, 5th
Sergipano, 3rd
Website Club website

Associação Desportiva Confiança, or Confiança as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Aracaju in Sergipe, founded on May 1, 1936.

Confiança's greatest rival is Sergipe.

Home stadium is the Proletário Sabino Ribeiro stadium, capacity 4,000.


On May 1, 1936, was founded in Aracaju a club called Associação Desportiva Confiança, after Epaminondas Vital and Isnard Cantalice watched a volleyball match between Cotinguiba and Aracaju at Bairro Industrial (Industrial Neighborhood, in English). Joaquim Sabino Ribeiro Chaves, Epaminondas Vital and Isnard Cantalice then founded a basketball and volleyball club at Bairro Industrial.

In 1949, the club competed in its first football competition, earning the nickname Dragão do Bairro Industrial, meaning Industrial Neighborhood Dragon, and playing in blue and white colors.

On May 1, 1955, Confiança, through its paranymph, called Joaquim Sabino Ribeiro Chaves, built its stadium, named Proletário Sabino Ribeiro.

In 1976, the club played for the first time in the Campeonato Brasileiro First Division.

In 1989, the club competed in the first edition of Copa do Brasil, being eliminated in the first round by Bahia after two 0–1 defeats.

In 2004, Confiança competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, being eliminated in the third stage by Villa Nova.



1951, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017
2003, 2005, 2008



Current squad (some players)[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 Guto
Brazil DF André Luís
Brazil DF Fábio Braz
Brazil DF Heverton
Brazil DF Rodolfo
Brazil MF Baiano
Brazil MF Carlyle
Brazil MF Rodrigo
Brazil MF Zé Roberto
Brazil FW Luiz Carlos
Brazil FW Romarinho

Club name[edit]

The club's name means Confidence in Portuguese, and is named after a factory called Fábrica Confiança.


  • Torcida Trovão Azul
  • Torcida Jovem
  • Movimento Azulino

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