Esporte Clube Vitória

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Vitória

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Full name Esporte Clube Vitória
Nickname(s) Leão da Barra (Barra's Lion)
Nêgo
Rubro-negro (Red and black)
Founded May 13, 1899; 117 years ago (1899-05-13)
Stadium Barradão, Salvador, 35,632 capacity
President Carlos Sérgio Falcão
Head coach Vágner Mancini
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2015 Série B, 3rd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Esporte Clube Vitória, usually known simply as Vitória, is a Brazilian football team from Salvador in Bahia, founded on May 13, 1899. The team plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and the Campeonato Baiano, respectively top divisions of national and state football.

Vitória's home games are played at the club's own stadium, Manoel Barradas, capacity 35,632.[1] The team plays in red and black horizontal striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. The stripes have changed over time: they have been sometimes vertical, horizontal, wide and narrow.

The youth system of the club is one of the most successful of the world, holding, between 1995 and 2000, at its peak, at least 21 international titles.[2] Recent names that started playing in the club are Bebeto, Vampeta, Dida, Júnior, Hulk, David Luiz, Dudu Cearense, Marcelo Moreno, Gabriel Paulista and others.

The rivals of Vitória are Esporte Clube Bahia. Their matches are known as Ba–Vi ("Ba" from Bahia and "Vi" from Vitória). It is one of the most intense rivalries in the country.

History[edit]

The club was founded on May 13, 1899, by the brothers Artur and Artêmio Valente, along with seventeen other young fellows. They were from an old Bahia family, and discovered football during their studies in England. Initially Vitória was a cricket club, named Club de Cricket Victoria, because all of them lived at the Vitória neighborhood, in Salvador.

On May 22, 1901, Vitória played its first football match, at Campo da Pólvora, against International Sport Club, a team whose players were English seamen. Vitória beat International 3–2. Two months after that match, Vitória changed its original colors, which were black and white, to red and black, which are still in use.

1908 Bahia State Champions – Milzen, Álvaro Tarquinio e Mario Pereira; A. C. Martins, Adriano Porto e Noé Nunes; Armando Gordilho, Oscar Alves, Fernando Alves, C. Muller, R. Mc. Nair, Oscar Luz, A. Galeão e Alfredo Seixas.

On September 13, 1903, Vitória beat a club formed by people from São Paulo state, São Paulo Bahia Football Club 2–0 in the club's first official match. In 1908, Vitória won its first title ever, the Campeonato Baiano. They won the next year as well.

From 1910 to 1952, they didn't win any titles because they were still an amateur club. In 1953, the club turned professional, and won its third Baiano honor. Bahia was dominating the state championship, and Vitória only won titles in 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1980, 1985 and 1989.

The club was runner-up in the 1993 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A to Palmeiras, with an extremely small payroll. Vitória was champion of Bahia in 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000, becoming the top club of the state for the first time. In the 1999 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Vitória reached the semifinals.

In the 2000s, the Campeonato Baiano trophy was won by Vitória eight out of ten years.

In 2004 Vitória, after a poor campaign, was relegated to the Brazilian Second Division. In 2005, the club competed in the Brazilian second division, finishing 17th, and so was relegated to the Third Division for the first time in its history.

In 2006, Vitória was runner-up of the third division, and was promoted to the Brazilian second division. In 2007, the club was promoted back to the first division after finishing in fourth place. This meant the club had managed to return from the lowest Brazilian national division to its original place in the first division in only two years.

Mascot[edit]

The club's mascot is a lion named Lelê Leão (Lion), and according to Vitória's official site, his objective is to stimulate the club's supporters and players on match days.

Competitions record[edit]

The competitions record of Vitória's last ten seasons:

     Champion.
     Runner-up.
     Promoted.
     Relegated.
Year Campeonato Baiano Campeonato Brasileiro Copa do Brasil Copa do Nordeste Copa Sudamericana
Pos G W D L Division Pos G W D L Pos G W D L Pos G W D L Pos G W D L
2001 10 5 1 4 Série A 16º 27 9 9 9 14º 6 3 1 2 15 6 3 6 - - - - -
2002 12 7 3 2 Série A 10º 25 11 4 10 25º 4 1 2 1 19 12 3 4 - - - - -
2003 14 9 2 3 Série A 16º 46 15 11 20 8 4 0 4 5 3 2 0 - - - - -
2004 14 10 3 1 Série A 23º 46 13 9 24 10 5 1 4 - - - - - - - - - -
2005 14 9 5 0 Série B 17º 21 7 6 8 23º 4 1 0 3 - - - - - - - - - -
2006 34 21 8 5 Série C 32 18 5 9 6 3 2 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2007 28 20 6 2 Série B 38 18 5 15 26º 4 1 2 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 28 16 4 8 Série A 10º 38 15 7 16 26º 3 2 0 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 26 19 3 4 Série A 13º 38 13 9 16 8 2 4 2 - - - - - 14º 4 1 1 2
2010 22 14 4 4 Série A 17º 38 9 15 14 12 7 1 4 16 9 4 3 16º 2 1 0 1
2011 22 14 4 4 Série B 38 17 9 12 46º 2 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 25 13 8 4 Série B 38 21 8 9 9 4 4 1 - - - - - - - - - -

Colors[edit]

Many kinds of shirts have been worn by Vitória's players over the years.

1987
1993
2000
2003
2007
2008
2009

Achievements[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (5): 1976, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2010
Runners-up (3): 1998, 2000, 2002
Winners (28): 1908, 1909, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1980, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016
Runner-up (1): 2010
Runner-up (1): 1993
Runner-up (1): 1992
Runner-up (1): 2006

Other competitions[edit]

  • Torneio Maria Quitéria: 1
1996

Youth competitions[edit]

1996, 1997
2012
1994
1999
1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • USA Cup: 2
1997, 1998
  • Rotary Cup: 2
1997, 1998
  • Sparkasen Cup: 2
1996, 1997
  • Austria Cup: 1
1999
  • Bayer Cup: 2
1997, 1999
  • Riviera Cup: 1
1999
  • Nike Premier Cup: 1
2001

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 July 2016[3]

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 Fernando Miguel (captain)
2 Brazil DF Maicon Silva
3 Brazil DF Victor Ramos
4 Brazil DF Ramon
5 Brazil MF Amaral
6 Brazil DF Vinícius
7 Brazil FW Marinho (on loan from Cruzeiro)
8 Brazil MF Willian Farias (on loan from Cruzeiro)
9 Brazil FW Kieza
10 Colombia MF Sherman Cárdenas (on loan from Atlético Nacional)
11 Brazil MF Tiago Real (on loan from Palmeiras)
12 Brazil GK Ronaldo
13 Brazil DF Álef
14 Brazil MF José Welison
15 Brazil MF Flávio
16 Brazil DF Euller
17 Brazil MF Vander
18 Brazil MF Gabriel
No. Position Player
19 Brazil FW Rafaelson
20 Brazil FW Alípio (on loan from Luverdense)
21 Brazil DF Josué
22 Brazil FW Dagoberto
23 Brazil GK Caique
25 Brazil DF Kanu
26 Brazil DF Diego Renan (on loan from Cruzeiro)
27 Brazil MF David
28 Brazil MF Nickson
29 Brazil MF Marcelo
30 Brazil MF Leandro Domingues
31 Brazil FW William Henrique
32 Brazil DF Norberto
33 Brazil DF Guilherme Mattis (on loan from Bragantino)
34 Brazil GK Wallace
36 Bolivia FW Rodrigo Ramallo

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
 — Bolivia GK Guillermo Viscarra (on loan to Oriente Petrolero)
 — Brazil DF Mansur (on loan to Atlético Mineiro)
 — Brazil DF Maracás (on loan to América-RN)
 — Brazil DF Romário (on loan to Londrina)
 — Brazil MF Leílson (on loan to Londrina)
No. Position Player
 — Brazil MF Arthur Maia (on loan to Chapecoense)
 — Brazil MF Darlan (on loan to Getafe B)
 — Brazil FW Élton (on loan to JEF United)
 — Brazil FW Rômulo (on loan to América-RN)
 — Brazil FW Willie (on loan to Red Bull Brasil)

Managers[edit]

Ultras[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.fussballtempel.net
  2. ^ "Principais Títulos Internacionais" (in Portuguese). ECVitoria.com.br. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ Vitória Official Website (in Portuguese)

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