Esporte Clube Pelotas

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Pelotas
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Full name Esporte Clube Pelotas
Nickname(s) Lobão (Big Wolf)
Founded October 11, 1908; 108 years ago (1908-10-11)
Stadium Boca do Lobo, Pelotas
Ground Capacity 18,000
President Luis Aleixo
Head coach Marcelo Rospide
Website Club home page
Estádio Boca do Lobo

Esporte Clube Pelotas, usually known simply as Pelotas, is a Brazilian football club in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. The club competed several times in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B and in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 1930. Esporte Clube Pelotas women's football team competed in the 2008 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.

History[edit]

The club was founded on October 11, 1908, after two clubs from Pelotas, Club Sportivo Internacional and Foot-ball Club, merged.[1] In 1930, Pelotas won the Campeonato Gaúcho, beating Grêmio in the final.[2]

In 1983, Pelotas won the Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level.[3] In 1988, Pelotas competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time,[4] but was eliminated in the first stage.[5] In 1989, the club competed again in the Série B, being eliminated in the first stage again.[6]

In 1995, 1996 and in 1998, Pelotas competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C,[4] being eliminated in the first stage in all three seasons.[7][8][9] In 2003, the club competed again in the Série C, where they were eliminated by RS Futebol in the third stage of the competition.[10] In the same year, Pelotas competed in the Copa do Brasil, being eliminated in the cup's first round, by Guarani.[11]

In 2008, the club won the Copa FGF for the first time, after beating Cerâmica in the final,[12] thus qualifying to the same season's Recopa Sul-Brasileira,[13] and the following season's Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.[12] The club was eliminated in the Recopa Sul-Brasileira in the semifinals 2–0, by Atlético Sorocaba.[14]

Achievements[edit]

1911, 1930
Runners-up (5): 1932, 1945, 1951, 1956, 1960
2008
1983
2014
1913, 1915, 1916, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1981, 1996

Women's football team[edit]

Esporte Clube Pelotas women's football team competed in the 2008 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino, but was eliminated in the first round by Kindermann, of Caçador, Santa Catarina. In the first leg, the club was beaten 5–0,[16] then in the second leg the club was defeated again, 3–0.[17]

Rivals[edit]

Pelotas's rivals are Brasil de Pelotas and Farroupilha. The first derby is known as Bra-Pel,[18] while the second derby is known as Far-Pel.[19]

Stadium[edit]

The club usually plays its home games at Estádio Boca do Lobo, which is a stadium located in Pelotas, and it has a maximum capacity of 23,336 people.[20]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Bruno Hepp
2 Brazil DF Jefferson Sandes
3 Brazil DF Stevys
6 Brazil DF Elbér
8 Brazil MF Ademir
11 Brazil FW Gilian
No. Position Player
12 Brazil GK Igor Rayan
13 Brazil DF Anderson Luis
14 Brazil MF Arthur
15 Brazil DF Gere Itaqui
25 Brazil FW Feliphe
1 Brazil GK Rafael Roballo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "História do Clube" (in Portuguese). Esporte Clube Pelotas official website. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Rio Grande do Sul 1930". RSSSF. August 2004. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Rio Grande do Sul - 2nd Level 1983". RSSSF. 2000-05-19. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Esporte Clube Pelotas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Brazil 2nd Level 1988". RSSSF. September 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Brazil 2nd Level 1989". RSSSF. November 22, 2006. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  7. ^ "Brazil 1995 Third Division". RSSSF. February 25, 2006. Archived from the original on February 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  8. ^ "Série C 1996". RSSSF. June 6, 2003. Archived from the original on November 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  9. ^ "1998 Brazilian Championship Série C (3rd Level)". RSSSF. August 3, 2005. Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  10. ^ "Brazil 2003 Championship - Third Level (Série C)". RSSSF. December 7, 2003. Archived from the original on April 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  11. ^ "Brazil 2003 Cup". RSSSF. July 11, 2003. Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  12. ^ a b "Pelotas é campeão da Copa Lupi Martins" (in Portuguese). Federação Gaúcha de Futebol. 2008-11-30. Retrieved 2008-12-04. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Atlético Sorocaba encara o Pelotas pela Recopa Sul-Brasileira" (in Portuguese). Terra. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  14. ^ "Após Copa Paulista, Sorocaba está perto de outro título" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  15. ^ http://ecpelotas.com.br/clube/historia/titulos/
  16. ^ "Kindermann vence por 5 a 0 na estréia do Copa do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Caçador Online. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  17. ^ "Kindermann confirma favoritismo e avança na Copa do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Caçador Online. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  18. ^ "Clássico Bra-Pel" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  19. ^ "Clássico Far-Pel" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  20. ^ "Esporte Clube Pelotas" (in Portuguese). Federação Gaúcha de Futebol. Archived from the original on December 28, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 

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