Fortaleza Esporte Clube

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Not to be confused with Fortaleza F.C..
Full name Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Leão (The Lion)
Tricolor de Aço
(Steel Tricolor)
Founded October 18, 1918; 96 years ago (1918-10-18)
Stadium Castelão (Ceará) (most games), Fortaleza, Brazil
Ground Capacity 62.903
President Jorge Mota
Head coach Marcelo Chamusca
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2014 Série C, 5th
Website Club home page
Estádio Presidente Vargas (Ceará)

Fortaleza Esporte Clube, usually known as Fortaleza, is primarily a football club, but is active in other sports such as futsal, handball and basketball. Fortaleza Esporte Clube is based in Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará, Brazil. The club was founded on October 18, 1918, emerged from an earlier club called Stella, under the name Fortaleza Sporting Club.[1]

Fortaleza is one of the most traditional clubs in the Northeastern region of Brazil alongside Bahia, Vitória, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico and Ceará, its biggest rival.

Club colors are red, blue and white.

Current sponsors[edit]

Kappa, Fiat, Weber Saint-Gobain and Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza.


  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (27 goals), in 2005 and 2006
    • Player with most goals scored in a single tournament: Rinaldo (16 goals), in 2005
  • All divisions taken in consideration
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (43 goals); in 2004 (14), 2005 (16), 2006 (11) and 2008 (2)
  • Best Série A right-back (Bola de Prata award): Louro, in 1974


Main site is Alcides Santos Stadium, with capacity for 7,100 people, but the team also plays in Castelão, which is up about 67,037 supporters and Estádio Presidente Vargas, which had a 20,600 capacity.

Past presidents[edit]

  • Alcides Santos
  • João Gentil
  • João César
  • Ney Rebouças
  • Aírton França Rebouças
  • Péricles Mulatinho
  • José Atanásio dos Santos
  • José Nestor Falcão
  • Osvaldo Azim
  • Ezequiel Menezes
  • Jorge Mota (1999-03)
  • Clayton Alcântara Veras (2004)
  • Ribamar Bezerra (2005–06)
  • Marcello Desidério (2007–08)
  • Lúcio Bonfim (2008–09)
  • Renan Vieira (2010)
  • Paulo Arthur Magalhães (2011)
  • Osmar Baquit (actual)

Current squad[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 GK Deola (on loan from Palmeiras)
Brazil GK Erivelton
Brazil GK Max
Brazil DF Adalberto
Brazil DF Auremir
Brazil DF Bruno
Brazil DF Genilson
Brazil DF Hudson
Brazil DF Jean
Brazil DF Lima
Brazil DF Max Oliveira
Brazil DF Radar
Brazil DF Tinga (on loan from Grêmio)
Brazil DF Wanderson
Brazil MF Corrêa
Brazil MF Daniel Sobralense
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Dudu Cearense
Brazil MF Elias
Brazil MF Everton
Brazil MF Jefferson
Brazil MF Júnior
Brazil MF Laertes
Brazil MF Maranhão
Brazil MF Pio
Brazil MF Samuel
Brazil MF Vinícius Hess
Brazil FW Cassiano (on loan from Internacional)
Brazil FW Cássio
Brazil FW Lúcio Maranhão
Brazil FW Márcio Diogo
Brazil FW Romarinho
Brazil FW Uilliam

Technical staff[edit]


League Cup Ceará 2010
1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015
1960, 1968
Runners Up: 2002, 2004
Runners-up : 1960, 1968


  1. ^ "Fortaleza". Albion Road. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 

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