Fortaleza Esporte Clube

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Fortaleza
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Full nameFortaleza 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)
FoundedOctober 18, 1918; 100 years ago (1918-10-18)
GroundCastelão
Capacity63,903
PresidentMarcelo Paz
Head coachZé Ricardo
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Cearense
2018Série B, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Castelão (Fortaleza, Ceará, 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[clarification needed] clubs in the Northeastern region of Brazil alongside Bahia, Vitória, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico and Ceará, its biggest rival, with less tradition in the state and which does not have any national title.

Club colors are red, blue and white.

Current sponsors[edit]

Leão 1918 (in commemoration of the club’s centenary in 2018), MRV Engenharia, Cimento Apodi, Pro Tork, Unimed, and Governo do Estado do Ceará, Caixa.[citation needed]

Statistics[edit]

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo Santana dos Santos (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 (2015-2017)
  • Luis Eduardo Girão (2017)
  • Marcelo Paz (atual)

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2019

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 Tinga
3 Colombia DF Juan Quintero
4 Brazil DF Roger Carvalho
5 Brazil MF Paulo Roberto (on loan from Corinthians)
6 Brazil DF Carlinhos
7 Brazil MF Edinho (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
8 Brazil MF Derley
9 Brazil FW Wellington Paulista
11 Brazil FW Osvaldo
12 Brazil GK Felipe Alves
13 Brazil MF Gabriel Dias
14 Brazil DF Nathan (on loan from Fluminense)
15 Brazil MF Felipe
19 Uruguay MF Santiago Romero
20 Brazil FW Romarinho (on loan from Globo)
22 Brazil MF Felipe Araruna (on loan from São Paulo)
No. Position Player
23 Brazil GK Max
26 Brazil DF Jackson (on loan from Bahia)
27 Brazil MF Nenê Bonilha
28 Brazil MF Marlon
30 Brazil DF Bruno Melo
32 Argentina MF Mariano Vázquez
40 Brazil MF Tião
43 Brazil DF Diguinho
55 Brazil MF Juninho (on loan from Bahia)
86 Brazil FW Kieza (on loan from Botafogo)
91 Brazil FW Éderson
95 Brazil FW Felipe Pires (on loan from Hoffenheim)
96 Brazil FW Matheus Alessandro (on loan from Fluminense)
97 Brazil FW André Luis (on loan from Corinthians)
Brazil GK Matheus Inácio
Brazil GK Matheus Jesus

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 MF Adenilson (on loan at América-RN)
Brazil MF Madson (at CSA)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Sérgio (at Hercílio Luz)
Brazil FW Dênis (at Piauí)

Technical staff[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Football

League Cup Ceará 2010
2018
2019
1970
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, 2019
  • Torneio Início do Ceará: 12
1925, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1948, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1977
  • Copa dos Campeões Cearenses: 1
2016

References[edit]

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

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