Goiás Esporte Clube

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Full name Goiás Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Verdão (Big Green)
Esmeraldino (Emerald Green)
Founded April 6, 1943; 74 years ago (1943-04-06)
Stadium Estádio da Serrinha, Goiânia, Brazil
Ground Capacity 50,049
President Marcelo Almeida
Head coach Hélio dos Anjos
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
2016 Série B, 13th
Goiano, 1st
Website Club website

Goiás Esporte Clube, also known as Goiás, is a Brazilian sports club, best known for its association football team, located in Goiânia, Goiás state. Biggest club of the Central-Western, Goiás have won the Brazilian's second tier Série B twice, also 26 Campeonato Goiano and 3 Copa Centro-Oeste. Goiás' football team has been a mainstay in premiere Brazilian league Série A, been promoted to Latin America's Copa Libertadores thrice and South America's Copa Sudamericana six times.

Its main rival is Vila Nova. Goiás has a wide advantage in derbies between the two teams.


On April 6, 1943, in a meeting among friends at Lino Barsi's home, Goiás Esporte Clube was founded. In 1973, the team was promoted to the first division of Campeonato Brasileiro.

In 1998, the team joined the Clube dos 13 (Clube dos 13 is an organization composed by the greatest teams of Brazil). They won the Série B in 1999 and 2012.


Goiás' stadium is Serrinha, with a maximum capacity of 10,000 people. However, the club plays several matches at Estádio Serra Dourada, built in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 54,048 people.


In its first year of existence, it was said that Goiás had only 33 fans.

It is currently the club with the largest number of fans of Goiás, the North and Midwest regions of Brazil, according to a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute Placar,[1] Serpes, Fortiori and Pluri Consultoria..

Esmeraldino of Central Brazil was found to have the 16th largest number of fans in Brazil, with 1.6 million fans.



  • Força Jovem Goiás

Founded on May 23, 1997, from the extinction of the Green Hell, with the goal of creating an association of fans really emerald, and they had the same thought, love Goias Esporte Clube.

And fulfilling your goals and your ideal Jovem Goiás Force managed to win the support and respect among all the emerald, thus becoming the most vibrant and passionate, which now has approximately 12,000 associates.


Headquarters Serrinha[edit]

Administrative Headquarters
  • Serrinha Stadium (Stadium Haile Pinheiro): capacity: 10,000 spectators.
  • Gymnasium covered with capacity for 3,000 people.
  • Complete structure of concentration for the athletes.
  • 2 grasslands training for students of the Little School Sports Initiation.
  • A 25m swimming pool and indoor semi-Olympic heated for Sports Initiation.
  • Parking for 300 vehicles.
  • 2 sand courts for volleyball and lighted futvôlei.
  • Runs to 1-kilometer jogging.
  • Area available for conduct of parties.

Edmo Pinheiro Sports and Recreation Center[edit]

Park Anhanguera
  • 4 grasslands officers.
  • Changing rooms with custom closets (with photo of each player), air conditioning, showers, hot tubs, and special chairs.
  • Technical Committee room with computers, TV and DVD and meeting table, besides an exclusive locker room with shower and toilet.
  • Medical Department
  • Gym
  • Recreation area with kiosk and barbecue.
  • 3 soccer fields.
  • Lake natural.

The mini-forest with native trees.

  • Playground amusement.

Coimbra Bueno Center[edit]

Aparecida de Goiânia
  • Training Center.
  • Assistance to needy children in the south, and Goiânia.
  • Jogging track.
  • 200 grasslands.


Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 1999, 2012
Runner-up (1): 1994
Winners (26): 1966, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Winners (3): 2000, 2001, 2002
Runner-up (1): 1990


Runner-up (1): 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A record[edit]

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 24th 1991 15th 2001 10th 2011 -
1972 - 1982 33rd 1992 17th 2002 12th 2012 -
1973 13th 1983 7th 1993 26th 2003 9th 2013 6th
1974 21st 1984 14th 1994 - 2004 6th 2014 12th
1975 17th 1985 35th 1995 8th 2005 3rd 2015 19th
1976 30th 1986 23rd 1996 4th 2006 8th 2016 -
1977 35th 1987 13th 1997 19th 2007 16th
1978 14th 1988 13th 1998 22nd 2008 8th
1979 7th 1989 10th 1999 - 2009 9th
1980 - 1990 10th 2000 10th 2010 19th

Copa Libertadores record[edit]

Year Position
2006 9th

Copa Sudamericana record[edit]

Year Position
2004 14th
2005 33rd
2007 13th
2009 12th
2010 2nd
2014 12th
2015 27rd

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 December 2016[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 Marcelo Rangel
2 Brazil DF Tony
3 Brazil DF David Duarte
4 Brazil DF Alex Alves
5 Brazil MF Willians (on loan from Cruzeiro)
6 Brazil DF Jefferson
7 Brazil FW Carlos Eduardo
8 Brazil MF Victor Bolt
9 Brazil FW Léo Gamalho
10 Brazil MF Jean Carlos (on loan from São Bernardo)
11 Brazil FW Tiago Luis
12 Brazil GK Ivan
13 Brazil DF Carlinhos (on loan from Coritiba)
14 Brazil DF Everton Sena
15 Brazil DF Matheus Ferraz (on loan from Sport Recife)
16 Brazil DF Paulinho
17 Brazil FW Jarlan
18 Brazil FW Aylon (on loan from SC Internacional)
No. Position Player
19 Brazil FW Michael
20 Brazil MF Léo Sena
21 Brazil MF Toró
22 Brazil GK Matheus
23 Brazil MF Pedro Bambú
25 Brazil MF Elyeser
31 Brazil MF Rezende
33 Brazil MF Andrezinho (on loan from Vasco)
35 Brazil GK Márcio
85 Brazil GK Renan
99 Brazil FW Gustavo (on loan from Corinthians)
Brazil DF Bruno Aguiar
Brazil DF Fábio Sanches
Brazil DF Felipe Saturnino
Brazil DF Hélder
Brazil MF Ramires
Brazil MF Thalles

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 GK Paulo Henrique (to Tupi-MG)
Brazil MF Léo Teles (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Liniker (to Aparecidense)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Murilo (to Aparecidense)
Brazil MF Péricles (to Tupi-MG)

Technical staff[edit]



  1. ^ "Pesquisa: Goiás detém a maior torcida em Goiânia. Vila em segundo" (in Portuguese). Portal 730. 18 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Goiás official website (in Portuguese)

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