Linhares Futebol Clube

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Full name Linhares Futebol Clube
Founded August 16, 2001; 16 years ago (2001-08-16)
Stadium Estádio Joaquim Calmon
Ground Capacity 2,000
President Adauto Menegussi
Website Club website

Linhares Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Linhares, is a Brazilian football club from Linhares, Espírito Santo state.


The club was founded on August 16, 2001, after the Escolinha de Futebol Companhia de Craques, which was a football youth academy founded by Adauto Menegussi, became a professional football club.[1]

Linhares participated in its first professional competition in 2004, in the Campeonato Capixaba Second Division. The team was formed by young players, but they failed to reach promotion to the First Division.

The club played in 2005 for the second time in the second division and qualified to play the semifinal against GEL. In the first leg Linhares won 1–0 and in the second game Linhares and GEL drew 0–0 and thus the team was promoted to the first division in the state league.

Linhares Futebol Clube debuted in the Campeonato Capixaba First Division in 2006, finishing in third place.

In 2007, the club won its first title, which was the Campeonato Capixaba. Linhares beat Jaguaré in the final.[2] In the same year, the club competed in the Brazilian Championship Third Level.[3]

The club competed in the Copa do Brasil in 2008, the tournament that give a spot in the Copa Libertadores to the winner. Linhares played against Juventude-RS but after a 1–1 draw in first leg at home and a 0–0 in the second leg, they lost in the penalty shootout and were eliminated in the first stage of the cup.In the same year,for second time, the club competed in the (campeonato Brasileiro serie C ) Brazilian Champion ship Third Level.

Linhares regularly participated in the Campeonato Capixaba between 2009 and 2016, making some good performances, Like vice -Championship in 2011 and 2014


First team[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 Wilker
Brazil DF Diego Brum
Brazil DF Vagner Amacio
Brazil DF Nayro
Brazil DF Bruno Morgan
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Igor Kapoor
Brazil MF James
Brazil MF Arthur Giovaneli
Brazil FW Suelki
Brazil FW Léo Dias


  1. ^ "Fundação do Clube" (in Portuguese). Linhares Futebol Clube official website. Archived from the original on May 11, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Espírito Santo State Championship 2007". RSSSF. May 17, 2007. Archived from the original on July 2, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Brazil 2007 Championship – Third Level (Série C)". RSSSF. December 6, 2007. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 

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