Atlético Clube Coríntians

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Atlético Clube Coríntians
Corintians logo.jpg
Full name Atlético Clube Corintians
Nickname(s) Corinthians, Galo do Seridó (in English: Serido's rooster)
Founded January 25, 1968
Ground Senador Dinarte Mariz, Marizão
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Rogério Gurgel da Silva
League Campeonato Potiguar, league champions in 2001
2006 Campeonato Potiguar

Atlético Clube Coríntians, or Coríntians, as they are usually called, is a soccer club based in the city Caicó in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. It is the most important club in the interior of the state.

A.C. Coríntians is notable for being the only Caicó club to avoid folding or missing a season. It has maintained consistent operation since forming in 1968.[1]


Club crest, 1968-2001.

The club was formed in 1963 as Associação Desportiva Corintians (in English, Corinthians Sporting Association).[1]

In 1968, Atlético Clube Coríntians (in English, Corinthians Athletic Club) was founded after Associação Desportiva Corintians and Atlético Clube de Caicó fused.[1]

In 1995, Coríntians competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, but was eliminated in the first stage.[2]

The club won the Campeonato Potiguar league title in 2001.[3] In the same year, Coríntians competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, but was eliminated in the first stage, finishing in the third place of its group.[4]

In 2002 and in 2003, the club competed in the Copa do Brasil. In 2002, the club was eliminated in the first stage by Bahia,[5] and in 2003, Coríntians defeated Santa Cruz in the first stage, but was eliminated by Cruzeiro in the second stage.[6]


The team's mascot is a rooster.[1]



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