Madureira Esporte Clube

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Full name Madureira Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Tricolor Suburbano and Madura
Founded August 8, 1914
Stadium Aniceto Moscoso (Conselheiro Galvão),
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ground Capacity 10,000
President Elias José Duba Neto
Head coach Jairo Francisco
League Série D
2015 Série C, 18th (relegated)
Team photo from the 2007 season

Madureira Esporte Clube, or Madureira as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on August 8, 1914.


Madureira was founded on August 8, 1914 as Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube.[1] The businessmen Elísio Alves Ferreira, Manoel Lopes da Silva, Manuel Augusto Maia and Joaquim Braia, among others, in 1932, wanted to found a strong club in Madureira neighborhood.[2] They contacted Uassir do Amaral, president of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube at that time.[2] In the same year, they tried to fuse Fidalgo and Magno Futebol Clube, but the partners of Fidalgo did not approve this.[2] After several assemblies, on February 16, 1933, the team was named Madureira Atlético Clube, and the foundation date was determined to be August 8, 1914 (the same foundation date of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube).[2]

Madureira competed in the Federação Metropolitana de Futebol (Metropolitan Football Federation) state championship in 1939, winning the amateur competition and the Torneio Início, which is disputed by professional players.[1]

Madureira Esporte Clube was founded on October 12, 1971, after Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube, and Imperial Basquete Clube fused.[3] The foundation date was determined to be, again, August 8, 1914.[1]

Madureira beat Americano 1–0 on March 29, 2006, winning the Taça Rio for the first time, and qualifying to play the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro final against Botafogo.[4] In the final, played on April 2, 2006 and on April 9, 2006 the club was defeated in both legs, finishing as the competition runner-up.[5]


  • Taça Rio (2nd round of Campeonato Carioca): 2
2006, 2015

Stadium and real properties[edit]

Madureira's home stadium is the Estádio Conselheiro Galvão, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people.[6]

30 (thirty) real properties are owned by Madureira. The income generated by these properties are used to pay the club's obligations, like the player's wages.[7]

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
1 Brazil GK Jonathan
2 Brazil DF Luiz Paulo
3 Brazil DF Thiago Cardoso
4 Brazil DF Marcelo Tavares
5 Brazil MF Gilson
6 Brazil DF Formiga
8 Brazil MF Ryan
9 Brazil FW Sérgio Júnior
10 Brazil MF Camacho
11 Brazil MF Rodrigo Lindoso
12 Brazil GK Adilson
13 Brazil DF Yago
14 Brazil DF Leozão
15 Brazil FW Rodrigo Pinho
No. Position Player
16 Brazil MF Júlio César Resende
17 Brazil DF Luiz Eduardo
18 Brazil FW João Carlos
19 Brazil FW Washington
20 Brazil MF Bruno
22 Brazil DF Júlio César
23 Brazil MF Ramon
25 Brazil FW Douglas Caé
26 Brazil MF Lorran
29 Brazil FW Robinho
32 Brazil GK Yan
35 Brazil FW Lucas Brisson
92 Brazil DF Daniel
99 Brazil FW Berg
Brazil MF Leandro Chaves

Out to 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 MF Victor Bolt (on loan to Vasco)


The club's colors, blue, purple and yellow, represent, respectively, Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube and Imperial Basquete Clube.[1] Madureira's anthem was composed by Lamartine Babo, who also composed the anthems for the big clubs of Rio de Janeiro.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Mello, Sérgio (August 10, 2008). "Parabéns, Madureira" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Sports. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Madureira Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 200–201. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  4. ^ "Madureira leva Taça Rio e faz final com Botafogo" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Sports. March 29, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Com festa completa, Botafogo faz história" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. April 9, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Madureira Esporte Clube" (PDF) (in Portuguese). FFERJ. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 17, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Sede Social" (in Portuguese). Madureira Esporte Clube. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Um compositor, dez hinos" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 12, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2009. 

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