Goiás Esporte Clube

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Full name Goiás Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Verdão (Big Green)
Esmeraldino (Emerald Green)
Founded April 6, 1943; 73 years ago (1943-04-06)
Stadium Serra Dourada, Goiânia, Brazil
Ground Capacity 41,574
President Sérgio Rassi
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Goiano
2015 Brasileirão, 19th (relegated)
Goiano, 1st
Website Club home page

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, alluding to the few fans who had at that time.

It is currently club with the largest amount 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..

Following the research, Esmeraldino of Central Brazil has the 16th largest 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
1976 30th 1986 23rd 1996 4th 2006 8th
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

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 July 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
Brazil GK Ivan
Brazil GK Matheus
Brazil GK Paulo Henrique
Brazil GK Renan
Brazil DF Alex Alves
Brazil DF Anderson Salles
Brazil DF Artur (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil DF David Duarte
Brazil DF Felipe Macedo
Brazil DF Wesley Matos
Brazil DF Everton
Brazil DF Jefferson
Brazil DF Johnatan
Brazil DF Juninho
Brazil DF Sueliton
Brazil MF Adriano
Brazil MF David
Brazil MF Patrick
Brazil MF Ramires
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Rezende
Brazil MF Willian (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil MF Daniel Carvalho
Brazil MF Higor Leite (on loan from Fluminense)
Brazil MF Jhon Cley
Brazil MF Léo Lima
Brazil MF Léo Sena
Brazil MF Liniker
Brazil MF Murilo
Brazil MF Thalles
Brazil FW Carlos Eduardo
Brazil FW Cassiano
Brazil FW Cléo
Brazil FW Édson Júnior
Brazil FW Léo Gamalho
Brazil FW Marcão (on loan from Atlético-PR)
Brazil FW Rafhael Lucas (on loan from Coritiba)
Brazil FW Rossi

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 DF Baiano (to URT)
Brazil DF Clayton Sales (to Aparecidense)
Brazil DF Mário Sérgio (to Guarani-SP)
Brazil MF Péricles (to Goianésia)
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Pither (to Anápolis)
Brazil MF Túlio (to São Bernardo)
Brazil FW Danilo (to Anápolis)
Brazil FW Jarlan (to Aparecidense)

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 (Portuguese)

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