Figueirense FC

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Full nameFigueirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Figueira (The Fig Tree);
Furacão (Hurricane)
Máquina do Estreito
(Estreito's Machine)
Alvinegro (White Blacks)
FoundedJune 12, 1921; 97 years ago (1921-06-12)
GroundOrlando Scarpelli, Florianópolis, Brazil
PresidentCláudio Vernalha
Head coachRogério Micale
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Catarinense
Série B
Catarinense, 1st
WebsiteClub website

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 17 holdings by 2016.


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 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.


First team squad[edit]

As of 18 November 2018.[2]

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 Denis
2 Brazil DF Matheus Ribeiro (on loan from Santos FC)
3 Brazil DF Cleberson
4 Brazil DF Henrique Trevisan
5 Brazil MF Zé Antônio
7 Brazil FW Maikon Leite
8 Brazil MF Marco Antônio
9 Brazil FW Élton
10 Brazil FW Jorge Henrique
11 Brazil MF Felipe Amorim
12 Brazil GK Alisson
13 Brazil DF Eduardo
14 Brazil DF Nogueira
16 Brazil DF João Paulo
17 Brazil MF Gustavo Ferrareis
18 Brazil MF Betinho
19 Brazil FW Henan
No. Position Player
20 Brazil MF Renan Mota
21 Brazil DF Raul
22 Brazil MF Lucas Marques
23 Brazil MF Patrick
24 Brazil GK Vitor Caetano
25 Brazil DF Matheus Pereira
26 Brazil DF Diego Renan
27 Brazil MF André Santos
28 Brazil MF Kauê
29 Spain FW Romarinho
30 Peru MF Víctor Cedrón
35 Brazil MF Daniel Costa
36 Brazil MF Matheus Sales
37 Brazil FW Juninho
Brazil GK Júnior Oliveira

First-team staff[edit]

Role Name
First Team Coach Brazil Milton Cruz


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.


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, 2018
Runners-up (7): 1950, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1993, 2012
1990, 1996
Runners-up (2): 1991, 1993


Period Name
1985 Brazil Zé Mário
1999 Brazil Cassiá
2000–2001 Brazil Valmir Louruz
2001 Brazil Roberval Davino
2002 Brazil Cabralzinho
2002 Brazil Muricy Ramalho
2003–2004 Brazil Dorival Júnior
2004–2005 Brazil Paulo Comelli
2005 Brazil Marco Aurélio
2005 Brazil Zé Mário
2005–2006 Brazil Adílson Batista
2006 Brazil Waldemar Lemos
2006–2007 Brazil Heriberto da Cunha
2007 Brazil Mário Sérgio
2007–2008 Brazil Alexandre Gallo
2008 Brazil Guilherme Macuglia
Period Name
2008 Brazil Mário Sérgio
2008–2009 Brazil Pintado
2009 Brazil Roberto Fernandes
2009 Brazil Márcio Araújo
2010–2011 Brazil Márcio Goiano
2011 Brazil Jorginho
2012 Brazil Branco
2012 Brazil Argel Fucks
2012 Brazil Hélio dos Anjos
2012 Brazil Márcio Goiano
2013 Brazil Adílson Batista
2013–2014 Brazil Vinícius Eutrópio
2014 Brazil Guto Ferreira
2014–2015 Brazil Argel Fucks
2015 Brazil René Simões
2015–2016 Brazil Hudson Coutinho
Period Name
2016 Brazil Vinícius Eutrópio
2016 Brazil Argel Fucks
2016 Brazil Tuca Guimarães
2016 Brazil Marquinhos Santos
2017 Brazil Márcio Goiano
2017 Brazil Marcelo Cabo
2017– Brazil Milton Cruz


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 and 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 16th
1979 46th 2007 13th 2016 18th
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
1989 32nd 2017 12th
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 Year Position
1995 First Round 2004 First Round 2016 Third Round
1997 Second Round 2005 Quarterfinals 2017 First Round
1999 First Round 2007 Finals (2nd) 2018 Third Round
2000 Second Round 2009 Second Round
2001 First Round 2013 Third Round
2002 Round of 16 2014 Second Round
2003 Round of 16 2015 Quarterfinals

Sudamericana Cup[edit]

Year Position Year Position
2004 First Round 2012 Second Round
2007 First Round 2016 Second Round


  1. ^ RSSSF
  2. ^ "Figueirense FC squad". Soccerway. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.

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