Esporte Clube São José
|Full name||Esporte Clube São José|
|Founded||May 24, 1913|
|Ground||Passo D'Areia, Porto Alegre|
|Head coach||China Balbino|
|2014||Campeonato Gaúcho, 11th|
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.
On June 22, 1913, São José beat Hilsfverein 2-0. It was the first match played by the club.
- Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level (2): 1963, 1981
- Copa Governador do Estado (1): 1971
- Recopa Gaúcha (1): 2018
São José's biggest rival is Cruzeiro-POA.
The club is usually nicknamed Zequinha, meaning Little José.
- "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.
- "Esporte Clube São José". Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
- "Championship of Rio Grande do Sul (Second Level) 1963". RSSSF. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
- "Passo D'Areia". Templos do Futebol. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- "Esporte Clube São José official website's main page". Esporte Clube São José official website. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube São José official website