Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube

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Macaé
Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube logo.jpg
Full name Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube
Founded July 17, 1990; 26 years ago (1990-07-17)
Stadium Moacyrzão
Ground Capacity 20.000[1]
Chairman Teodomiro Bittencourt Filho
Head coach Josué Teixeira
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2015 Série B, 17th (relegated)
Team photo from the 2009 season

Macaé Esporte Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Macaé, is a Rio de Janeiro 1st division Brazilian football team from the city of Macaé, Rio de Janeiro state, founded on July 17, 1990. The club has competed in the Série C since 2010 season.

History[edit]

Macaé finished as the 2009 Série D runners-up after being defeated by São Raimundo in the final.[2]

In the year of 2014, unlike the last two years, the Macae made a troubled campaign in the Série C and only managed to classification for the final phase in the last round, as placed fourth in Group B. In quarter-finals, garnered winner after two clashes against the and, finally, won the unprecedented access to Série B. The time of Josué Teixeira came to the history of the club to exit with the classification in front of more than 62 thousand fans of Fortaleza, in full Castelão. After passing the CRB in the semi-final, the alvianil praiano reached the final against the Paysandu. In the game of ida, equalized in Moacyrzão by 1–1. Already in the game back in the face of almost 38 thousand fans at Mangueirão, the club won its first national title after a tie at 3–3 .[3]

Stadium[edit]

The home stadium Moacyrzão was not approved for 2009 Campeonato Estadual Carioca, due to the renewal of the whole stadium. A concrete structure was lifted, but the building process is far from complete yet. Then new stadium is said to hold 25,000 people, when done, besides having stores and a school underneath the seats structure. Unfortunately, there will be no floodlights yet.

As the Carioca championship is underway, Macaé Esporte is playing his "Homeground" matches in Araruama, a city 100 kilometers far away of Macaé, the hometown of the club. The stadium which Macaé is playing as homeground is the Arena Guanabara, owned by Guanabara Esporte Clube, a small but very comfortable stadium, which has a small capacity of 2.000 people. Just for instance, in Macaé's first match of the championship, against Volta Redonda on January 24, 2009, the public was said to be 541.

Colors[edit]

The official colors are yellow, blue and white.

Club kits[edit]

The home kit is a yellow, blue and white jersey, white shorts and white socks.

Achievements[edit]

2014
1998
Runners-up: 2009

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 Willian Alves
Brazil GK Weverton
Brazil GK Marcão
Brazil GK Paulo Victor
Brazil GK Milton Raphael (on loan from Botafogo)
Brazil DF Guilherme
Brazil DF Kleber Viana
Brazil DF Sérgio Raphael
Brazil DF Luis Felipe
Brazil DF Matheus Cambuci
Brazil DF Ronaldo
Brazil DF Thiago Cardoso
Brazil DF Gabriel Proença
Brazil DF Dieguinho
Brazil DF Diego Guerra
Brazil DF Charles
Brazil DF Nilo
No. Position Player
Brazil DF Dos Santos
Brazil MF Marcelo Passos
Brazil MF Magnum
Brazil MF Marques
Brazil MF Fabricio Baiano
Brazil MF Matheus Guimarães
Brazil MF Moisés
Brazil MF Luís Mário
Brazil MF Felipe Ferraz
Brazil MF Juninho
Brazil MF Júnior
Brazil FW Bruno Luiz
Brazil FW Fabinho Cambalhota
Brazil FW Dija Baiano
Brazil FW Lucas Souza
Brazil FW Deivison
Brazil FW Charles Chad

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nl.soccerway.com/teams/brazil/macae-esporte-futebol-clube/10202/venue/
  2. ^ Marcos Neves (November 1, 2009). "De virada, São Raimundo bate Macaé e conquista título da Série D" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. Retrieved November 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ Jorge Sauma (November 23, 2014). "De virada, São Raimundo bate Macaé e conquista título da Série D" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 

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