Esporte Clube São José

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São José-PA
Esporte Clube São José.svg
Full name Esporte Clube São José
Founded May 24, 1913 (105 years ago) (1913-05-24)
Ground Passo D'Areia, Porto Alegre
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Milton Vaz
Head coach China Balbino
League Campeonato Gaúcho
2014 Campeonato Gaúcho, 11th
Website Club website

Esporte Clube São José, usually known as São José de Porto Alegre or simply as São José-PA, is a traditional Brazilian football club from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state.


On May 24, 1913, students of a Catholic school named Colégio São José founded the club as Sport Club São José. The club was named after the student's school.[1]

On June 22, 1913, São José beat Hilsfverein 2-0. It was the first match played by the club.[2]

On August 30, 1914, the club played its first official match, for the Campeonato da Cidade (City's Championship), against Fuss Ball Frisch Auf, owned by Sogipa. São José won 3-0.[2]

In 1963, São José defeated Riograndense and won its first title, which was the Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level.[3]




São José's stadium is Estádio Passo D'Areia, inaugurated in 1940, with a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.[4]


São José's biggest rival is Cruzeiro-POA.

Other sports[edit]

Besides football, São José also has other sports sections, such as basketball, bocce, futsal, and roller skating.[5]


The club is usually nicknamed Zequinha, meaning Little José.[2]


  1. ^ "Jovens católicos fundam o E.C. São José". Esporte Clube São José official website. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "Esporte Clube São José". Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Championship of Rio Grande do Sul (Second Level) 1963". RSSSF. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Passo D'Areia". Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Esporte Clube São José official website's main page". Esporte Clube São José official website. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

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