Esporte Clube Santo André

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Santo André
Esporte Clube Santo André
Full nameEsporte Clube Santo André
Nickname(s)Ramalhão ("Big Ramalho”, João Ramalho's nickname)
FoundedSeptember 18, 1967; 52 years ago (1967-09-18)
GroundBruno José Daniel, Santo André
PresidentJairo Aparecido Livólis
Head coachFernando Marchiori
LeagueCampeonato Paulista
Copa Paulista
Série A-1, 16th (relegated)
Copa Paulista, ongoing
WebsiteClub website

Esporte Clube Santo André, also known as Santo André, is a Brazilian football team from Santo André, São Paulo state.

Santo André greatest rival is São Caetano, the other team in ABC region. The club's mascot name is Ramalhão ("Big Ramalho") after the bandeirante João Ramalho. João Ramalho founded the city of Santo André in 1553.


Santo André was founded on September 18, 1967, by people that wanted to have a team in their city representing the professional football of the Municipality.

The first Santo André directorship was elected on October 4, 1967, and was composed by the following members: Newton Brandão, the President; Wigand dos Santos, Antonio Ferreira dos Santos and Hildebrando Mota Carneiro, the vice-presidents; Nelson Cerchiari and Durval Daniel, secretaries; Matheus Guimarães Jr. and João Manha, the treasurers.

The first official match of the club took place on April 8, 1968, at Américo Guazzelli stadium in a friendly match against Santos. Pelé did not play, but watched the game and participated in the festivities. Santo André won 2 - 1.

In 1984 Santo André were invited to play in Série A based on their State Championship performance. The team reached the third round (ranked 10th overall), but were not invited to compete the following year as the criteria changed.

Santo André next made headlines in 2003 when the team finished as runners-up to Ituano in Série C and thus were promoted to Série B.

In 2004, Santo André won their first national title when they defeated Flamengo in the Copa do Brasil final, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Copa Libertadores de América. Their first season in Série B was over before it started as the team was docked 12 points for playing an ineligible player. This meant at the time of the Copa do Brasil success their point tally on the local tournament was negative. The team recovered to comfortably avoid relegation.

In 2008 Santo André were runners-up to Corinthians in the Série B and thus earned promotion to Série A. After a hard-fought campaign Santo André were relegated back to Série B on the last day of the season.

The 2010 Paulista State Championship proved to be a highly successful campaign. The team finished second in the table behind Santos after a mid season seven match winning streak put them in a commanding position. In the playoffs Santo André overcame Grêmio Prudente, before facing the all conquering Santos team who had scored nearly 100 goals already in all competitions. The first game ended in a 3-2 victory for Santos despite Santo André having a man sent off. The second match on May 2, 2010, proved to be an epic encounter as Santo André leveled the tie in the first minute, before being pegged back. A thrilling game finally ended 3-2 to Santo André (5-5 on aggregate) and saw three red cards given to Santos, and one to Santo André. Despite hitting the post twice, Santo André could not break down a professional Santos rear guard action. Santos thus won the title due to their superior overall record.

Santo André slipped into free fall and were relegated to Série C in 2010 and almost relegated to the Série D in 2011.


Runners-up (1): 2008
Runners-up (1): 2003
2003, 2014
Runners-up (1): 2010
1975, 1981, 2008, 2016, 2019


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 Paulo Vitor
2 Brazil DF Jean
3 Brazil DF Rayan
4 Brazil DF Luiz Matheus
6 Brazil DF Samuel Santos
8 Brazil MF Michael
9 Brazil FW Tauã
10 Brazil FW Müller Fernandes
11 Brazil MF Helton Luiz
12 Brazil DF Paulo
14 Brazil MF Jackson
No. Position Player
18 Brazil MF Dudu
19 Brazil MF André Bilinha
21 Brazil MF Tobi
25 Brazil MF Alisson
26 Brazil MF Anderson Zangão
27 Brazil MF Chiquinho
29 Brazil FW Rômulo
30 Brazil MF Guilherme Garré
39 Brazil FW Anderson Bartola

Former coaches[edit]

  • A notable coach would be Sérgio Guedes.


Santo André's stadium is Estádio Bruno José Daniel, inaugurated in 1969, with a maximum capacity of 18,000 people.

2004 Copa do Brasil[edit]

Home Score Away
First Phase
Novo Horizonte (GO) 0 - 5 Santo André
Second Phase
Santo André 3 - 0 Atlético Mineiro
Atlético Mineiro 2 - 0 Santo André
Third Phase
Guarani 1 - 1 Santo André
Santo André 0 - 0 Guarani
Santo André 3 - 3 Palmeiras
Palmeiras 4 - 4 Santo André
Santo André 3 - 4 15 de Novembro
15 de Novembro 1 - 3 Santo André
Santo André 2 - 2 Flamengo
Flamengo 0 - 2 Santo André

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