Boa Esporte Clube

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Boa Esporte
Boa EC - MG.svg
Full name Boa Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Boa, Coruja (Owl)
Founded April 30, 1947; 70 years ago (1947-04-30)
Stadium Melão, Varginha, Minas Gerais state, Brazil
Ground Capacity 15,471[1]
President Rone Moraes da Costa
Head coach Julinho Camargo
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Mineiro
2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, 19th (relegated)
Website Club home page

Boa Esporte Clube, commonly known as just Boa Esporte or Boa, is a Brazilian football club from Varginha, Minas Gerais state. The club was formerly known as Ituiutaba Esporte Clube.


The club was founded on April 30, 1947, in Ituiutaba city, as Ituiutaba Esporte Clube.[2] They won the Campeonato Mineiro Second Level in 2004 and the Taça Minas Gerais in 2007. They lost the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C to ABC Futebol Clube in 2010. During the 2011 season, the club played in Varginha, adopting the name Boa Esporte Clube, and will return to Ituiutaba after the new stadium is built. As Boa Esporte Clube, they won the Campeonato Mineiro Second Level in 2011. They were the surprise winners of the 2016 Série C.

In March 2017, the club came to international media attention for their signing of Bruno Fernandes de Souza. Bruno was convicted of dismembering his mistress, Eliza Samudio, in 2010 and feeding her remains to his pet dogs, in a dispute over child support. In March 2013, he was sentenced to 22 years, however, he was granted release on appeal.[3] This signing led to multiple sponsors, such as Gois and Silva, dropping the club and has led to protests and outrage in Brazil.[4] Bruno's signing while awaiting appeal has led to various Human Rights organizations to protest that clubs like Boa Esporte do not value women or abuses against them by players.[5]



The club plays their home games at Estádio Municipal Prefeito Luiz Dilzon de Melo, commonly known as Melão. The stadium is located in Varginha, and has a maximum capacity of 27,000 people.[6]

As Ituiutaba Esporte Clube, the club played their home games at Estádio da Fazendinha, located in Ituiutaba.[2] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 3,840 people.[6]

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 Andrey
Brazil GK Douglas
Brazil GK Fernando Júnior
Brazil GK Henrique
Brazil GK Bruno Fernandes
Brazil DF Everton Sena
Brazil DF Gabriel Dias
Brazil DF Hugo
Brazil DF Léo Baiano
Brazil DF Moacir
Brazil DF Patrick
Brazil DF Pirão
Brazil DF Raphael Silva
Brazil DF Sheslon Lucas
Brazil DF Wallace
Brazil MF Alê
Brazil MF Chapinha
Brazil MF Clebson
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Danilo Neves
Brazil MF Jarlan
Brazil MF Jonatas Paulista
Brazil MF Kleiton Domingues
Brazil MF Leonardo
Brazil MF Márcio Diogo
Brazil MF Mardley
Brazil MF Radamés
Brazil MF Thaciano
Brazil MF Wendel
Brazil FW Claytinho
Brazil FW Erick
Brazil FW Felipe Alves
Brazil FW Marcelo Nicácio
Brazil FW Romário
Brazil FW Tadeu
Brazil FW Wilson Jr


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  2. ^ a b Rodolfo Rodrigues (2009). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 57. 
  3. ^ "Convicted killer Bruno on Boa Esporte signing: I deserve a second chance". ESPN. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Return of Brazilian goalkeeper convicted in murder prompts uproar". Yahoo. March 13, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "A goalie convicted in the grisly murder of his girlfriend seeks to play in Brazil". Washington Post. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 

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