Fortaleza Esporte Clube

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Not to be confused with Fortaleza F.C..
Fortaleza
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Full name Fortaleza Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Leão (The Lion)
Tricolor
Rei Leão do Brasil
(King Lion of Brazil)
Clube da Garotada
(Club of Children)
Tricolor de Aço
(Steel Tricolor)
Founded October 18, 1918; 98 years ago (1918-10-18)
Stadium Castelão (Ceará) (most games), Fortaleza, Brazil
Ground Capacity 62.903
President Jorge Mota
Head coach Marquinhos Santos
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2016 Série C, 6th
Website Club home page
Estádio Castelão (Fortaleza,Brazil)

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]

Leão 1918, Fiat, Weber Saint-Gobain and Prefeitura Municipal de Fortaleza.

Statistics[edit]

  • 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)
  • Topscorers in national competitions (cups and leagues)
  • Best Série A right-back (Bola de Prata award): Louro, in 1974

Mascot[edit]

The team mascot is the Lion of Pici.

Structure of the club[edit]

The Fortaleza Esporte Clube has its headquarters in the district of Pici, which consists of the headquarters Manoel Guimarães, stadium Alcides Santos, indoor trophies, Hotel Ribamar Bezerra (used for concentration of athletes ), Otoni Diniz accommodation, dressing rooms, modern medical department .

Stadium[edit]

Main site is Alcides Santos Stadium, with capacity for 8,300 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 (2012-2014)
  • Jorge Mota (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
1 Brazil GK Marcelo Boeck
2 Brazil DF Felipe
3 Brazil DF Del'Amore
4 Brazil DF Ligger
5 Brazil MF Anderson Uchoa
6 Brazil DF Allan Vieira
7 Brazil FW Juninho Potiguar
9 Brazil FW Lúcio Flávio
10 Brazil MF Rodrigo Andrade
11 Brazil MF Jefferson
12 Brazil GK Matheus I.
13 Brazil DF Gabriel Teixeira
14 Brazil DF Max Oliveira
15 Brazil MF Esquerdinha
16 Brazil DF Bruno Melo
17 Brazil FW Gabriel Pereira
19 Uruguay DF Gastón Filgueira
20 Brazil MF Cássio Ortega
22 Brazil DF Pablo
No. Position Player
23 Brazil GK Max Walef
25 Brazil DF Eduardo
26 Brazil FW Vinícius Baiano
27 Brazil MF Wesley
28 Brazil DF Heitor
29 Brazil MF Patuta
30 Brazil DF Bruninho
31 Brazil MF William Schuster
32 Brazil MF Matheus Guimarães
33 Brazil MF Leandro Lima
34 Brazil MF Iury Silva
35 Brazil MF Erick
36 Brazil FW Luis Henrique
40 Brazil MF Rodrigo Mancha
52 Brazil MF Ronny
77 Brazil MF Everton
88 Brazil FW Zé Carlos
91 Brazil MF Renatinho
Brazil GK Matheus J.

Technical staff[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Football

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, 2016
  • Torneio Início do Ceará: 12
1925, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1948, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1977
  • Copa dos Campeões Cearenses: 1
2016
1970
1960, 1968
  • Paramaribo Cup: 1
1962
Runners Up: 2002, 2004
Runners-up : 1960, 1968

References[edit]

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

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