Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube

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Full name Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube
Nickname(s) Fantasma da Vila (The Ghost of the Village)
Founded May 1, 1912; 106 years ago (1912-05-01)
Stadium Estádio Vila Oficinas
Ground Capacity 13,000
President Laurival Pontarollo
Head coach Gerson Gusmão
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2017 Série D, 1st (champions)

Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube, commonly known as Operário, is a Brazilian football team from the city of Ponta Grossa, Paraná.[1] They competed in the Série A once.


The team was founded on May 1, 1912, thus being the second oldest club in the state of Paraná.[1] The club won the Southern Zone Campeonato Paranaense Second Level in 1969.[2] Operário competed in the Série A in 1979 and in the Série B in 1980, 1989, 1990 and 1991.[2]


They play their home games at the Germano Kruger stadium, also known as "Estádio Vila Oficinas".[2] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 13,000 people.[3]



Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 211. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b c "Operário Ferroviário Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved July 7, 2009. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Vila Oficinas" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 7, 2009.