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)
Rei Leão do Brasil
(King Lion of Brazil)
Clube da Garotada
(Club of Children)
Tricolor de Aço
(Steel Tricolor)
Founded October 18, 1918; 97 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
2014 Série C, 5th
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]

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


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 .


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
Brazil GK Deola (on loan from Palmeiras)
Brazil GK Erivelton
Brazil GK Max
Brazil GK Ricardo Berna
Brazil DF Adalberto
Brazil DF Bruno
Brazil DF Genilson
Brazil DF Hudson
Brazil DF Lima
Brazil DF Max Oliveira
Brazil DF Radar
Brazil DF Tinga (on loan from Grêmio)
Brazil DF Thallyson (on loan from Flamengo)
Brazil MF Auremir
Brazil MF Corrêa
Brazil MF Daniel Sobralense
Brazil MF Dudu Cearense
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Elias
Brazil MF Everton
Brazil MF Felipe
Brazil MF Jean Mota
Brazil MF Júnior
Brazil MF Laertes
Brazil MF Pio
Brazil MF Tiago Azulão
Brazil MF Vinícius Hess
Brazil FW Adriano Martins
Brazil FW João Pedro
Brazil FW Lúcio Maranhão
Brazil FW Maranhão
Brazil FW Ricardo Jesus
Brazil FW Romarinho
Brazil FW Uilliam
Brazil FW Anselmo

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


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

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