Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube

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Full name Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Leão (Lion)
Founded July 17, 1990 (27 years ago) (1990-07-17)
Stadium Estádio Cláudio Moacyr
Ground Capacity 16,000
President Valter Luis Medeiros Bittencourt
Head coach Josué Teixeira
League Série C
Rio de Janeiro State League
Série C, 16th
Rio de Janeiro State League, 9th
Website Club website

Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube, or Macaé, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Macaé in Rio de Janeiro (state), founded on July 17, 1990.


The city's most popular team, the Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube was founded on July 17, 1990 as Botafogo Futebol Clube. For eight years, the team only participated in amateur competitions and the first titles came in the middle of the decade, when he became a double champion in the municipality of Macaé (1994 and 1995).

But it was from 1998 that the club began to show its "face" to the State of Rio, when the professionalization took place. And soon in its first season, the then Botafogo conquered the State of the Third Division. In that same year, the team finished runner-up of Copa Rio do Interior and one of the semifinalists of Copa Rio da Capital, being eliminated by Fluminense.

In 1999, already using the fancy name Macaé Sports, the club disputed the State of the Second Division and ended up getting the runner-up. In the year 2000, the club made its second statutory change and, definitively, it was renamed Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube. In 2002, alvianil was close to reaching the elite of Rio de Janeiro, but again it was runner-up in Second Division, a fact that was repeated in 2006. But it was in 2003 that the club entered the national scene, when playing for the first time the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

In 2009, the club had one of its best seasons of its history. Macaé was fifth in the Campeonato Carioca, behind only the four majors of the state. The campaign won a place in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, a competition in which the club won the runner-up.

But it was in 2014 that Macaé achieved its greatest glory in all its history. In addition to gaining access to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B the following year, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C by drawing 3-3 with Paysandu.


Macaé play its home games at Estádio Cláudio Moacyr. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 16,000 people.



Current squad[edit]

As of February 22, 2017[1]

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 Milton Raphael
Brazil GK Andrey
Brazil GK Paulo Victor
Brazil DF Aislan
Brazil DF Ramon
Brazil DF Márcio Rozário
Brazil DF Charles
Brazil DF Ebert
Brazil DF Ronaldo
Brazil DF Matheus Cambuci
Brazil DF Léo Rodrigues
Brazil DF André Paulino
Brazil MF Dierson (on loan from Botafogo)
Brazil MF Donavan
Brazil MF Willean Lepu
Brazil MF Gedeil
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Rafael Laurenço
Brazil MF Alan
Brazil MF Marquinho (on loan from Botafogo)
Brazil MF Wagner Carioca
Brazil MF Guilherme Xavier (on loan from América (MG))
Brazil MF Fernando Santos
Brazil FW Yuri
Brazil FW Hudson
Brazil FW Luan
Spain FW Romarinho
Brazil FW Elton
Brazil FW Yago
Brazil FW Jones
Brazil FW Maycon Aperibé
Brazil FW Charles Chad


  1. ^ "Macaé First Team". thefinalball. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 

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