Esporte Clube São Bento
|Full name||Esporte Clube São Bento|
|Founded||14 September 1913|
|Capacity||12,525 (Walter Ribeiro)|
20,000 (Humberto Reale)
|President||Márcio Rogério Dias|
|Head coach||Marquinhos Santos|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série B|
On 14 September 1913, shortly after a yellow fever epidemic in Sorocaba, the club was founded as Sorocaba Athletic Club by Ferreira e Cia. horse tack factory employees. On 14 October 1914, the club was renamed to Esporte Clube São Bento. The club 's new name honors Saint Benedict, because São Bento's first games were played at the city's Saint Benedict's monastery.
In 1953, São Bento professionalized its football section. On 10 June 1953, the club played its first professional match (Campeonato Paulista Second Level), against Ferroviária of Botucatu. São Bento won 4-2.
In 2001, the club won its second title, the Campeonato Paulista Third Level, finishing four ponts ahead of Atlético Sorocaba. In 2002, São Bento won its third title, the Copa FPF, beating Jaboticabal in the final.
- As of 22 May 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Copa FPF:
- Winners (1): 2002
- Campeonato Paulista Second Level:
- Winners (1): 1962
- Campeonato Paulista Third Level:
- Winners (1): 2001, 2013
- Campeonato Paulista do Interior
- Winners (1): 2016
The club also trains at a training ground named Centro de Treinamento Humberto Reale.
São Bento's colours are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks.
The club is nicknamed Azulão, meaning Big Blue, and Bentão, meaning Big Bento or Big Benedict.
- Torcida Uniformizada Falcão Azul
- Torcida Uniformizada Sangue Azul
- Torcida Uniformizada Tira Prosa
- (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube São Bento profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol official website Archived January 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- (in Portuguese) Club history at Esporte Clube São Bento's unofficial website Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- 1962 Campeonato Paulista Second Level at RSSSF Archived December 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
- 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived 31 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- 2001 Campeonato Paulista Third Level at RSSSF Archived February 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- 2002 Copa FPF at RSSSF Archived April 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Fillipe Lima (September 18, 2016). "CSA é derrotado pelo São Bento pelo placar de 1 a 0, mas é finalista da Série D" (in Portuguese). Gazetaweb. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- "Profissional". EC São Bento. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- (in Portuguese) Estádio Municipal Walter Ribeiro at Templos do Futebol
- (in Portuguese) Estádio Humberto Realli at Templos do Futebol
- (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube São Bento at Arquivo de Clubes