Esporte Clube São Bento
|Full name||Esporte Clube São Bento|
|Founded||September 14, 1913|
|Capacity||12,525 (Walter Ribeiro)
20,000 (Humberto Reale)
|President||Fernando Martins da Costa Neto
Márcio Rogério Dias (acting)
|Head coach||Paulo Roberto Santos|
On September 14, 1913, shortly after an yellow fever epidemic in Sorocaba, the club was founded as Sorocaba Athletic Club by Ferreira e Cia. horse tack factory employees. On October 14, 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 June 10 of that year, 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.
Current squad (2017)
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
The club also trains at a training ground named Centro de Treinamento Humberto Reale.
São Bento's colors 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
- (Portuguese) Esporte Clube São Bento profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol official website
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- (Portuguese) Club history at Esporte Clube São Bento's unofficial website
- 1962 Campeonato Paulista Second Level at RSSSF
- 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- 2001 Campeonato Paulista Third Level at RSSSF
- 2002 Copa FPF at RSSSF
- 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.
- (Portuguese) Estádio Municipal Walter Ribeiro at Templos do Futebol
- (Portuguese) Estádio Humberto Realli at Templos do Futebol
- (Portuguese) Esporte Clube São Bento at Arquivo de Clubes