Figueirense FC

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Figueirense
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Full name Figueirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Figueira (The Fig Tree);
Furacão (Hurricane)
Máquina do Estreito
(Estreito's Machine)
Alvinegro (White Blacks)
Founded June 12, 1921; 94 years ago (1921-06-12)
Stadium Orlando Scarpelli, Florianópolis, Brazil
Ground Capacity 19,584
President Wilfredo Brillinger
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2013 Série B, 4th (promoted)
Website Club home page

Figueirense Futebol Clube, also known as Figueirense (Portuguese pronunciation: [fiɡejˈɾẽsi]), is a Brazilian football club based in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. Their home stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, also known as Scarpelão, with a capacity of 19,584.

In the state of Santa Catarina, Figueirense is the club that more often participated in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, with 16 holdings by 2015.

History[edit]

The club was founded as Figueirense Football Club on June 12, 1921. The club is named Figueirense after the neighborhood where it is located, in Centro neighborhood).[1] Figueirense means "from Figueira". Figueirense was one of the founders of the defunct Liga Catharinense de Desportos Terrestres, organized on April 12, 1923. In 1932 the team won their first state championship. From 1935 to 1937, Figueirense was three times in a row Catarinense champion. In 1939, Figueirense won again the state championship, that was end of the Golden Decade of the club.

In 1972, was the end of the 30-year state championship titleless period. In 1973, Figueirense was the first team of Santa Catarina state in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 1974, the team won Campeonato Catarinense again.

In 1994, the 17-year state championship titleless period ended. In 1995, Figeirense was Torneio Mercosul champion (not to be confused with Copa Mercosur) at Santa Catarina. It was the club's first (and only) international title.

In 2001, the club was Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division runner-up, and was promoted to the following year's First Division. From 2002 to 2004, Figueirense was three times in a row Campeonato Catarinense champion. In 2008, Figueirense won the Copa São Paulo de Juniores for the first time after beating Rio Branco-SP 2–0 in the final. In the 2008 edition of Serie A, Figueirense finished in 17th place, being relegated to Serie B the following year.

In 2002, Rivaldo's and César Sampaio's company, called CSR Esporte & Marketing, and Figueirense signed a partnership. The company was responsible for the administration of the professional football of Figueirense. The partnership ended in 2004.

Some famous players that played on Figueirense on the last decade are Edmundo, Loco Abreu, André Santos, Roberto Firmino, Filipe Luís, Cleiton Xavier, Felipe Santana, Michel Bastos and others.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 12 August 2015

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 Felipe
2 Brazil DF Leandro Silva
3 Brazil DF Marquinhos
4 Brazil DF Thiago Heleno
6 Brazil DF Marquinhos Pedroso
5 Brazil MF Bruno Dybal
7 Brazil FW Clayton
8 Brazil MF Ricardinho
9 Brazil FW Marcão (on loan from Atlético-PR)
10 Brazil FW Alemão
11 Brazil MF Dudu
12 Brazil FW Thiago Santana (on loan from São Carlos)
15 Brazil MF Jefferson
16 Brazil MF Rafael Bastos
17 Brazil FW Celsinho
19 Brazil MF Carlos Alberto
20 Brazil DF Saimon
21 Brazil MF Luan
No. Position Player
22 Brazil GK Luan Polli
25 Brazil MF Juninho
27 Brazil MF Yago
28 Brazil MF Paulo Roberto
30 Brazil GK Júnior
36 Chile DF Roberto Cereceda
38 Brazil GK Alex Muralha
39 Brazil FW Elias
43 Brazil MF Jackson
52 Brazil DF Sueliton
55 Brazil MF Dener
59 Brazil DF Bruno Alves
66 Brazil DF Guilherme Lazaroni
70 Brazil MF João Vitor
77 Brazil MF Fabinho
88 Brazil DF Nirley
91 Brazil MF França

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
Brazil DF Ferron (to Ponte Preta)
Brazil DF Rafael Santaiana (to Hong Kong Rangers)
Brazil DF William Cordeiro (to CRB)
Brazil FW William Pottker (to Braga)

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Manager René Simões  Brazilian

Stadium[edit]

Figueirense's stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, built in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 19,584 people. In 2005, Orlando Scarpelli became an all-seater stadium.

Achievements[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2007
Runners-up (2): 2001, 2010
1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1972, 1974, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015
Runners-up (6): 1950, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1993
1990, 1996
Runners-up (2): 1991, 1993
1995

Managers[edit]

Mascot[edit]

Since September 2002, Figueirense's mascot is an anthropomorphic fig tree named Figueirinha, which means Little Fig Tree. The mascot is usually depicted wearing the club's home kit.

National e International competitions record[edit]

First Division (Serie A)[edit]

Year Position Year Position Year Position
1973 35th 2003 11th 2011 7th
1975 21st 2004 11th 2012 20th
1976 45th 2005 16th 2014 13th
1978 55th 2006 7th 2015 ?
1979 46th 2007 13th
2002 17th 2008 17th

Second Division (Serie B)[edit]

Year Position Year Position
1980 32nd 2009 6th
1985 3rd 2010 2nd
1989 32nd 2013 4th
1991 34th
2000 9th
2001 2nd

Third Division (Serie C)[edit]

Year Position
1981 8th
1998 30th
1999 6th

Brazilian Cup[edit]

Year Position Year Position
1995 First Round 2004 First Round
1997 Second Round 2005 Quarterfinals
1999 First Round 2007 Finals (2nd)
2000 Second Round 2009 Second Round
2001 First Round 2013 Third Round
2002 Round of 16 2014 Second Round
2003 Round of 16

Sudamericana Cup[edit]

Year Position Year Position
2004 First Round 2012 First Round
2007 First Round

References[edit]

External links[edit]