Clube Atlético Sorocaba

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Atlético Sorocaba
Club logo
Full name Clube Atlético Sorocaba
Founded February 21, 1991; 26 years ago (1991-02-21)
Stadium Centro de Integração Comunitário Walter Ribeiro
Ground Capacity 12,525
President Dr. Heung Tae Kim
Head coach Paulo Roberto

Clube Atlético Sorocaba, usually known as Atlético Sorocaba, is a Brazilian football club from Sorocaba. They play in the Campeonato Paulista league. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C several times.

The club is owned by Rev. Moon's Unification Church, as is CENE.[1]


The club was founded on February 21, 1991 by the entrepreneur João Caracante Filho as a basketball club.[2] Atlético Sorocaba became a football club on March 15, 1993 after they fused with Clube Atlético Barcelona and Estrada de Ferro Sorocabana Futebol Clube.[2]

Atlético Sorocaba competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2004.[3] The club's best performances was in 1996, when they reached the third stage of the competition.[4]

Atlético Sorocaba won the Copa Paulista de Futebol on November 29, 2008, after beating XV de Piracicaba in the final, at Estádio Barão de Serra Negra, Piracicaba, home of the opposing side.[5] The club also competed in the same season's Recopa Sul-Brasileira.[6] After beating Pelotas 2–0 in the semifinal,[7] Atlético Sorocaba was defeated 1–0 by Brusque in the Recopa Sul-Brasileira final.[8]



  1. ^ "Reverendo Moon retorna à Grã-Bretanha" (in Portuguese). BBC Brasil. 2005-11-05. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ a b "História" (in Portuguese). Official club website. Archived from the original on September 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Clube Atlético Sorocaba" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Série C 1996". RSSSF. 2003-06-06. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Sorocaba vence o XV com gol no fim e leva o caneco da Copa Paulista". FPF. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Atlético Sorocaba encara o Pelotas pela Recopa Sul-Brasileira". Gazeta Esportiva. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Após Copa Paulista, Sorocaba está perto de outro título" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  8. ^ "Brusque 1 x 0 Atlético Sorocaba - Recopa é de Santa Catarina" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

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