Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube
|Full name||Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube|
|Nickname(s)||Bolívia Querida (Honey Bolivia)|
Tricolor de São Pantaleão
|Founded||March 25, 1923|
|Head coach||João Brigatti|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|Série B, 18th (relegated)|
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.
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.
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.
Its home matches are usually played at Castelão stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 40,000 people.
- Copa Norte: 1
- 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, 2017
According to the official website.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Mancha Tricolor
- Sangue Tricolor
- Torcida Tradicional Tubarões da Fiel
- Fiel Tricolor
- Official website (in Portuguese)