Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano

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Corinthians Alagoano
Full name Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano
Nickname(s) Tricolor da Via Expressa (Freeway's Tricolor)
Timão da Serraria (Lumber-mill's Big Team)
Founded 1991
Ground Nelsão, Maceió, Brazil
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman João Feijó
Manager Wanderley Paiva
League  –
2008  –

Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano, or Corinthians Alagoano, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Maceió in Alagoas, founded on April 4, 1991.

Home stadium is the Nelsão stadium, capacity 10,000.


On April 4, 1991, the club was founded.[1] Four year later, in 1995, the club competed in the Campeonato Alagoano Second Division, which the club won without losing a single match. The club gained the right to play in the following year's First Division, but the team's board of directors preferred to stay in the Second Division.[1]

In 1997 the club joined a partnership with Portuguese club Benfica.[2] The club again competed in the Campeonato Alagoano Second Division. Corinthians Alagoano won again without losing a single match, and was promoted to the First Division.[1]

In 2000, the club, for the first time ever, played in a national competition. Corinthians Alagoano was in the green module (which was the competition equivalent to the Third Division) of Copa João Havelange. In the first stage, the club qualified in the first position in their group. However, they were eliminated in the second stage.[3] In 2001, Corinthians Alagoano competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division. The club was the first placed team in their group in the first stage, but was, however, eliminated in the second stage.[4] In the following year, in 2002, after a poor performance, Corinthians was eliminated in the first stage of the Campeonato Brasileiro third division.[5] Corinthians Alagoano competed again in the competition in 2003. Corihtians Alagoano's group consisted of Botafogo (PB) and Sousa, both of Paraíba state. The club was defeated in all four group matches it played.[6] Corinthians Alagoano also took part in that year's Copa do Brasil, but was eliminated in the first stage by Flamengo of Piauí.[7]

In 2004, Corinthians Alagoano won its first state championship, after defeating Coruripe in the final.[8] In the same year, the club again was eliminated in the first stage of the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division, finishing last in its group.[9]


Youth squad[edit]

The club is well known in Brazil because of his youth squad.[10] Several famous players including among others Pepe and Luiz Gustavo were discovered by the club. Revealing new talented football players is one of the club's main priorities. The focus is on players between 15 and 22 years old.[11]

The club's youth squad has competed in the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior since 2000.[12] In that year, the club was eliminated in the first round of the competition. In 2005, the club reached the third stage of the competition.[13]

First Team[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 DF Buiú
Brazil DF Selmo Lima
Brazil DF Edson
Brazil DF Gustavo
Brazil MF Ataliba
Brazil MF Pio
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Johnny
Brazil MF Robson[disambiguation needed]
Brazil MF Edson Sá
Brazil FW Reinaldo
Brazil FW Leo Macaé
Brazil FW Zé Carlos

Logo and colors[edit]

The club is named after Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, of São Paulo state. The logo is also very similar to the logo of the São Paulo state's club.

Corinthians Alagoano's official colors are black, white and red.[14]


The club's anthem was composed by Antônio Guimarães. It was sung by Carlos Moura.[15]


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