Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube

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Sampaio Corrêa
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Full name Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Bolivianos (Bolivians)
Founded March 25, 1923 (94 years ago) (1923-03-25)
Stadium Castelão
Ground Capacity 40,000
President Sérgio Frota
Head coach Francisco Diá
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Maranhense
2016
2016
Série B, 20th (relegated)
Maranhense, Runners-up
Website Club home page

Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube, usually known as Sampaio Corrêa, is a Brazilian association football club from São Luís, Maranhão state, founded on March 25, 1923.

The club's colors are yellow, green and red. Sampaio Corrêa's nickname is Bolivianos (meaning Bolivians) because its colors are similar to the Bolivian ones. The club is also nicknamed Tricolor de Aço (meaning Steel Tricolour). The club's mascot is a shark.

It has a fierce rival with Moto Club de São Luís which is considered one of the biggest in Brazil.

History[edit]

On March 25, 1923, the club was founded as Associação Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube. Abrahão Andrade was the Sampaio Corrêa's first president. The club is named after a seaplane called Sampaio Corrêa II, which visited the city of São Luís on December 12, 1922, and was commanded by two pilots, the Brazilian Euclides Pinto Martins and the American Walter Hinton. On April 26, 1925 the club played its first official match. Sampaio Corrêa beat Luso Brasileiro 1–0. The goal was scored by Lobo.

On December 17, 1972, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division, after beating Campinense in the final. However, there was no promotion to the first division.

In 1997, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division, after beating Francana 3–1 in the last match, and was promoted to the following year's Second Division. In 1998, Sampaio Corrêa won the Copa Norte, beating São Raimundo-AM in the final. In the same year, the club reached Copa CONMEBOL's semi-final round. Sampaio Corrêa beat América de Natal in the first round, Deportes Quindío of Colombia in the second round, and was eliminated by Santos in the semi-finals.

Stadium[edit]

Its home matches are usually played at Castelão stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 40,000 people.

Achievements[edit]

1972
1997
2012
1998
1933, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Current squad[edit]

According to the official website.[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 Jean
Brazil GK Naylson
Brazil GK Rodrigo Ramos
Brazil DF Alex Baiano
Brazil DF Breno
Brazil DF Éder
Brazil DF Guilherme Lucena
Brazil DF Héverton
Brazil DF Itapera
Brazil DF Luiz Otávio
Brazil DF Mimica
Brazil DF Paulo Sergio
Brazil DF Rafael Estevam
Brazil DF Ruhan
Brazil DF Uirá Marques
Brazil DF Wágner Fogolari
Brazil MF Carlos Copetti
Brazil MF Cleitinho
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Daniel Barros
Brazil MF Diego Lorenzi
Brazil MF Diogo Orlando
Brazil MF Enercino
Brazil MF Esquerdinha
Brazil MF Fernandinho
Brazil MF Hiltinho
Brazil MF Gustavo Marmentini
Brazil MF Lucas Sotero
Brazil MF Rayllan
Brazil MF Tássio
Brazil FW Edgar
Brazil FW Felipe Costa
Brazil FW Felipe Paulista
Brazil FW Henrique
Brazil FW Pimentinha
Brazil FW Thiago Santos

First-team staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Coach Francisco Diá  Brazil
Assistant coach Arlindo Maracanã  Brazilian
Maurinho

Ultra groups[edit]

  • Mancha Tricolor
  • Sangue Tricolor
  • Torcida Tradicional Tubarões da Fiel
  • Fiel Tricolor

External links[edit]