Associação Ferroviária de Esportes

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Full name Associação Ferroviária
de Esportes
Nickname(s) AFE, Ferrinha and Locomotiva
Founded 1950
Ground Fonte Luminosa
Araraquara,
São Paulo State, Brazil
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Welson Alves Ferreira Jr.
Manager Antônio Picoli
League Campeonato Paulista Série A1
2013 16th place out of 20
Website Club website

Associação Ferroviária de Esportes, or Ferroviária, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Araraquara in São Paulo state, founded on April 12, 1950. Ferroviária is the only Araraquara's club to reach the Campeonato Paulista first division. The club's best campaign in that competition was in 1959, when the club finished in the third position. It is also the only club of the city to have competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. The club competed in this competition in 1995.

They play in carmine shirts, white shorts and socks.

History[edit]

The club was founded on April 12, 1950, by engineers of Estrada de Ferro Araraquara (meaning Araraquara Railroad). Antônio Tavares Pereira Lima was chosen as the club's first president. Initially the club's colors were to be blue and white, like the Rio de Janeiro city team. However, these colors were not very popular, and were changed to carmine and white, like the Juventus ones.

On May 13, 1951, the club played their first match ever. The club beat Mogiana of Campinas 3–1. The club's first goal was scored by Fordinho in that match. On May 20, 1951, the club played their second match, in Taquaritinga city. It was also the club's first defeat. Linense, of Lins, beat Ferroviária 2–1. On June 10, 1951, Ferroviária's stadium, called Estádio Fonte Luminosa, was inaugurated. In the inaugural match, Vasco da Gama, of Rio de Janeiro, beat Ferroviária 5–0. On July 1, 1951, Ferroviária played their first match against a club from the same city. Ferroviária was defeated by Paulista (Araraquara) 4–0.

On April 15, 1956, Ferroviária beat Botafogo of Ribeirão Preto 6–3 in the Campeonato Paulista Second Division final stage (disputed by eight teams playing against each other twice), and won the title and the promotion to the following year's first division. In the last match of the competition, Ferroviária beat Portuguesa Santista 5–4.

In 1983, Ferroviária competed the Brazilian Série A, finishing in the 12th position. In 1994, the club was the runner-up of the Brazilian Série C, after losing to Novorizontino 1–0 in the first leg, at home, and 5–0 in the second leg, in Novo Horizonte. The club was promoted to the following year's second division.

From 1994 until 1996,the Ferroviária participated in the top division of São Paulo state championship,having Otavio Augusto (Otavio Braga) as their topscore in 1994 with 8 goals and in 1996 with 6 goals.

Current squad (2015)[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 Guilherme
Brazil GK Rodolfo (on loan from Atlético-PR)
Brazil GK Wander
Brazil DF Alcides
Brazil DF Donato (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil DF Ian
Brazil DF Igor
Brazil DF Luan
Brazil DF Neguete
Brazil DF Patrick
Brazil DF Roberto (on loan from Atlético-PR)
Brazil DF Rodrigo
Brazil MF Flávio (on loan from EC Vitória)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Adriano Paulista
Brazil MF Alan Mineiro
Brazil MF Jairo
Brazil MF Milton Júnior
Brazil MF Renan
Brazil MF Bruno Lança
Brazil MF Renato Xavier
Brazil FW Élder (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil FW Fio
Brazil FW Marcos Vinicius (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
Brazil FW Tiago Adan (on loan from Atlético-PR)
Brazil FW Tiago Marques

Achievements[edit]

2006
1955, 1966, 2015
1967, 1968, 1969
Runners-up (1): 1994
2014

Stadium[edit]

Ferroviária plays their matches at Estádio Fonte Luminosa, inaugurated in 1951, with a maximum capacity of 18,453 people.

Mascot[edit]

The club's mascot is a locomotive.

Women's team[edit]

The women's team won the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino as well as the 2014 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.[1][2]

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