Sport Club Corinthians Paulista

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Full nameSport Club Corinthians Paulista
Nickname(s)Timão (The Great Team)
Time do Povo (The People's Team)
Todo Poderoso (Almighty)
Founded1 September 1910; 113 years ago (1910-09-01)
GroundNeo Química Arena
PresidentDuílio Monteiro Alves
Head coachMano Menezes
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Paulista
Série A, 4th of 20
Paulista, 7th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Brazilian Portuguese: [isˈpɔɾtʃi ˈklubi koˈɾĩtʃɐ̃s pawˈlistɐ] ), commonly referred to as Corinthians, is a Brazilian professional sports club based in São Paulo, in the district of Tatuapé.[1] Although it competes in multiple sports modalities, it is best known for its professional men's football team, which plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A,[nb 1], the top tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1,[nb 2] the first division of the traditional in-state competition.

Founded in 1910 by five railway workers inspired by the London-based Corinthian Football Club, Corinthians traditionally plays in a white and black home kit. Their long-established crest was first introduced in 1939 by modernist painter Francisco Rebolo, featuring the São Paulo state flag in a shield, two oars, and an anchor, representing the club's early success in nautical sports. Corinthians has played their home matches at the Neo Química Arena since 2014, which served as one of the venues for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and also hosted the opening match. The club has longstanding rivalries with Palmeiras (known as Derby Paulista or simply The Derby), São Paulo (the Clássico Majestoso), and Santos (Clássico Alvinegro).

One of the most widely supported teams in the world and the second most in Brazil, with over 30 million fans,[2] Corinthians is one of the most successful Brazilian clubs, having won seven national titles, three Copa do Brasil trophies, one Supercopa do Brasil title, and a record 30 São Paulo State championships. In international competitions, the club won the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship in 2000, repeated the feat in 2012 after being crowned Copa Libertadores de América champions for the first time that same year, and also won a Recopa Sudamericana title. In 2017, the club was listed by Forbes as the most valuable football club in the Americas, valued at $576.9 million.[3]


One Corinthians line-up of 1914.

In 1910, the top clubs were formed by people who were part of the upper classes.[4] Among them were Club Athletico Paulistano, São Paulo Athletic Club,[5] & Associação Atlética das Palmeiras.[6] Lower-class society, excluded from larger clubs, founded their own minnow clubs and only played "floodplain" football.[citation needed]

Bucking the trend, a group of five workers of the São Paulo Railway, them being, Joaquim Ambrose and Anthony Pereira (wall painters), Rafael Perrone (shoemaker), Anselmo Correia (driver) and Carlos Silva (general laborer), residents of the neighborhood of Bom Retiro. It was 31 August 1910 when these workers were watching a match featuring a London-based club touring Brazil, Corinthian F.C.[7] After the match, while the group returned home, the men talked about partnerships, business ideas, and general dreams of grandeur. They each surfaced one idea: the foundation of a club, after several exchanges in a lively argument, a common ground led those athletes the same dream. The arguments led to the conclusion that they would meet the next day to make their dream into reality.[citation needed]

The Corinthians squad that won its first title in 1914.

On 1 September 1910, the group agreed to meet after sundown in public sight. That night at 8:30pm, on Rua José Paulino ("Rua dos Imigrantes" (Immigrants Street), the five workers reunited alongside their guest and neighbors from Bom Retiro. That night the club was founded, alongside its board of directors, who elected Miguel Battaglia as the first Club President.[7]

Corinthians played their first match on 10 September 1910, away against União da Lapa, a respected amateur club in São Paulo, and they were defeated by 1–0.

On 14 September, Luis Fabi scored Corinthians' first goal against Estrela Polar, another amateur club in the city, and Corinthians won their first game (2–0).

With good results and an increasing number of supporters, Corinthians joined the Liga Paulista, after winning two qualifying games, and played in the São Paulo State Championship for the first time, in 1913. Just one year after joining the league, Corinthians was crowned champion for the first time (in 1914), and were again two years later. There were many fly-by-night teams popping up in São Paulo at the time, and during the first practice held by Corinthians a banner was placed by the side of the field stating "This One Will Last".

Teleco was a superb Corinthians scorer, with 251 goals in 246 matches. He became the top scorer of the Paulista Championships of 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939 and 1941. His nickname was "O rei das viradas" (The king of comebacks).

1922, the Centennial of Brazilian Independence, marks the start of Corinthians hegemony in the São Paulo State Championship. As football was almost exclusively played at Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by that time, the two state champions were considered to be the two top clubs in Brazil. After defeating the Rio de Janeiro State Championship champion of that year, América, Corinthians joined the company of the great teams in Brazil.

The same year also marked the first of three State Championships in a row, something that happened again in 1928–30 and 1937–39.

Corinthians seemed destined to win State Championships in threes; after six years without being a champions, they came won three more from 1937 the 1939. The 1940s were a more difficult time; and the club would win a championship in 1941 and would only win their next in 1951.

At the beginning of the 1950s Corinthians made history in the São Paulo Championship. In 1951, the team composed of Carbone, Cláudio, Luisinho, Baltasar and Mário scored 103 goals in thirty matches of the São Paulo Championship, registering an average of 3.43 per game. Carbone was the top goal-scorer of the competition with 30 goals. The club would also win the São Paulo Championships of 1952 and 1954. In this same decade, Corinthians were champions three times of the Rio-São Paulo Championship (1950, 1953 and 1954), the tournament that was becoming most important in the country with the increased participation of the greatest clubs from the two most important footballing states in the country.

In 1953, in a championship in Venezuela, Corinthians won the Small Cup of the World, a championship that many consider as a precursor of the Worldwide Championship of Clubs. On the occasion, Corinthians, substituting for Vasco da Gama, went to Caracas, the Venezuelan capital and recorded six consecutive victories against Roma (1–0 and 3–1), Barcelona (3–2 and 1–0) and Selection of Caracas (2–1 and 2–0). The club would also win the Cup of the Centenary of São Paulo, in the same year (1954).

Rivellino, considered by many the greatest Corinthians' player of all time.

After the triumphs in the São Paulo Championship and the Rio-São Paulo of 1954, Corinthians had a lengthy title drought. The breakthrough finally came when they won the São Paulo state championship in 1977, breaking a string of 23 years without a major title.

Under the leadership of Sócrates, Wladimir and Casagrande, Corinthians were the first Brazilian club in which players decided about concentração, a common Brazilian practice where the football players were locked up in a hotel days before a game, and discussed politics. (In the early 1980s, military dictatorship, after two decades, ended in Brazil). In 1982, before the election of government of São Paulo State, the team wore a kit with the words: DIA 15 VOTE (Vote on 15th),[8] trying to motivate the biggest number of fans to vote.

In 1990, Corinthians won their first Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, beating their rivals, São Paulo in the final at the opponents' own stadium, Estádio do Morumbi.[9] In the following year, Corinthians beat Flamengo and won the Supercopa do Brasil.[10] In the 1995, the club won the Copa do Brasil for the first time, beating Grêmio in the final at the Estádio Olímpico Monumental in Porto Alegre.[11] In the same decade, the club won the state championship in 1995, 1997 and 1999,[12] and won the national championship again in 1998 and in 1999.[13] In 2000, the club won the first FIFA Club World Cup, beating Vasco da Gama on penalties in the final.[14]

In 2001 and in 2003[12] and the Copa do Brasil in 2002, beating Brasiliense in the final.[15]

Between 1990 and 2005, the club also won the Ramón de Carranza Trophy in 1996, the Rio-São Paulo Tournament in 2002, the São Paulo Youth Cup in 1995, 1999, 2004, and 2005, and the Dallas Cup in 1999 and 2000.

The club's situation in early 2004 was among the most difficult in their history. Bad administration, lack of money and terrible campaigns both in the 2003 Brazilian Championship and in the 2004 São Paulo State Championship caused their millions of supporters to worry. Fortunately, some young players and a new manager Tite helped the team to improve from their terrible start. At the end of the championship, Corinthians finished in 5th place and gained entry to the Copa Sudamericana (a minor continental championship).

This situation was one of the factors which enabled Corinthians' president, Alberto Dualib, to convince the club's advisors to sign a controversial deal with an international fund of investors called Media Sports Investment. The deal granted the company a large degree of control over the club for 10 years in exchange for large financial investments in return. This has brought many quality players to the team, such as Carlos Tevez, Roger, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Alberto.

Despite the MSI investments, Corinthians experienced a slow start in the 2005 state championship, but managed to improve as it progressed, eventually managing to finish second. Their start to the Brazilian championship during 2005 was difficult, too, but after Daniel Passarella's dismissal (due to an unexpected 5–1 loss to Corinthians' rivals, São Paulo), the club finished the championship round well, and were eventually crowned Brazilian Champions for the fourth time, after a controversial annulment of eleven games due to a betting scandal.

The relationship between Corinthians' managers and the MSI president, Kia Joorabchian was not good, and after being eliminated in the Copa Libertadores, the club experienced a crisis which was responsible for the bad performances for the rest of 2006. Eventually, the partnership came to an end.[16]

On 2 December 2007, following a 1–1 draw away to Grêmio, Corinthians were relegated to the second division.

In 2012, Corinthians won their second FIFA Club World Cup title after defeating Chelsea 1–0 in the final.

Corinthians, who won promotion to the top division of Brazilian football for 2009 by winning the Serie B tournament, signed with three-time FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldo.[17][18] In 2009, led by Ronaldo, Corinthians won their 26th Campeonato Paulista and their third Copa do Brasil. Confirming the club's good moment, Corinthians finished the Campeonato Brasileiro 2010 in 3rd place, granting their place on the subsequent Copa Libertadores. After being eliminated from the South American tournament by the relatively less traditional Deportes Tolima, though, Corinthians saw Ronaldo retire from football. To replace him, the club signed with other 2006 national squad veteran Adriano.[19] In 2011, Corinthians won their fifth national title.

On 4 July, after reaching the final of the 2012 Copa Libertadores undefeated, Corinthians won its first title after a two-match final against 6-time champions Boca Juniors by drawing 1–1 in Argentina and winning 2-0 at the Estádio do Pacaembu in São Paulo, becoming the ninth Brazilian side to win the Copa Libertadores.[20][21] The club won the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup after defeating English club Chelsea 1–0 on 16 December 2012.[22][23][24]

Visual identity[edit]


Evolutions of the uniform

Even though the club has been recognized by the colors black and white for most of their history, the first Corinthians' kit originally consisted of cream shirts and black shorts. Back then, the choice of colors proved wrong, as the cream color would gradually fade white when the shirts were washed, representing a cost a recently created club could not afford. Thus, early after the foundation, the official shirt colors were changed to white. In 1954 the traditional black with thin white stripes uniform was introduced, and became the alternative uniform since then.


The Corinthians shirt had no badge or crest until 1913, when the club joined the Liga Paulista, that mandated that every club in the competition should have one in their uniforms. A simple composition of the letters C (Corinthians) and P (Paulista) was hastily created and embroidered on the players uniforms for the upcoming matches, thus being considered the club's first de facto badge.[25]

Unlike the kit, the badge went through several changes over the years. In 1914, lithographer Hermogenes Barbuy, brother of then-player Amilcar Barbuy designed the club's first official badge, which premiered at a friendly against Torino (Italy), in São Paulo.[26] In 1919, the round shield with the São Paulo state flag was introduced, and modified in 1939 by modernist painter Francisco Rebolo, a former reserve player of the club in the 1920s, to include a string, an anchor and two oars, representing the early success the club achieved in nautical sports. Thereafter, the badge passed through small changes over time, specifically in the flag and in the frame.[25]

In 1990, a yellow star was added above the badge to celebrate Corinthians' first national title. The same would occur when achieving the national titles in 1998, 1999 and 2005, and a larger star was introduced in 2000 after winning the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup. The stars remained as part of the badge until 2011, when the board decided the badge would not present any stars in the future.

Badge evolution

Kit suppliers and sponsors[edit]

Nike is the manufacturer of the club's kit since 2003. Previous manufacturers have been: Topper (1980–1989, 1999–2002), Finta (1990–1994) and Penalty (1995–1998).

In 2017, Corinthians and Nike have reached a 12-year U$115 million deal to renew their partnership until 2029[27]

Previous main sponsors have been: Bombril (1982), Cofap (1983), Citizen (1984), Bic (1984), Corona (1984), Kalunga (1985–1994), Suvinil (1995–1996), Banco Excel (1996–1998), Embratel (1998), Batavo (1999–2000; 2009), Pepsi (2000–2004), Samsung (2005–2007), Medial Saúde (2008), Hypermarcas (2009–2012), Iveco (2012), Caixa (2012–2017), Banco BMG (2019–2021) and Neo Química (2021–).



Pacaembu, Corinthians popular home from 1940–2014

Early grounds[edit]

The first playing ground Corinthians used was located in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro (where the club was founded in 1910), in a vacant lot owned by a firewood seller, from which it got its nickname: Campo do Lenheiro ("Lumberjack's field"). It was the time of the floodplain and the players themselves had to clean and flatten the lawn.

In January 1918, Corinthians inaugurated its first official football field, Ponte Grande, on the banks of Tiete River. The land was leased from the municipality under the influence of the intellectual Antonio de Alcantara Machado, one of the first to approach the club workers. It was built by the players and fans in a community helping system. The Corinthians played their games there until 1927, upon the completion of their first stadium. It was then donated to São Bento.

Parque São Jorge[edit]

In 1926, the club purchased Parque São Jorge ("Saint George's Park"), located within the Tatuapé district of the city, belonging to then rivals Esporte Clube Sírio, After purchasing, President Ernesto Cassano decided to reform the stage, with financial support from the members.

The renovated Parque São Jorge, still without floodlights, was inaugurated on 22 July, in a friendly game against América-RJ that ended in a 2-2 draw. The land purchased included a Syrian farm - hence the nickname Fazendinha ("Little Farm"), still used today. It was from here that the Corinthians began to develop and could build up its headquarters.

Due to their growing number of fans, Estádio Alfredo Schürig (the official name of "Fazendinha") and the commissioning of city-owned Pacaembu in the 1940s, from the 1950s the stadium was mostly used for Academy level competitions and friendly matches. The last first team match played there was a friendly against Brasiliense on 3 August 2002. Since 1997, it is also the home ground of the professional women's football team.


The club has established a relationship with Paulo Machado de Carvalho Stadium, which belongs to the municipality of São Paulo and is best known as Pacaembu Stadium, inaugurated in 1940 as the largest stadium in Latin America with a capacity of more than 70,000 people, in a double-fixture that pitted rivals Palestra Italia against Coritiba in the preliminary match and then current three-time state champion Corinthians against Atlético Mineiro, in a match Corinthians won by 4–2. Currently, the Pacaembu has capacity for up to 40,000 spectators.

Arena Corinthians[edit]

In 2009 there were some conjectures that the government of São Paulo could make a deal for a 30-year allotment of Pacaembu, but it never materialized, even though it was the club's directors preference, with projects designed to that matter.

After the Estádio do Morumbi, then named as the city's host in the World Cup, failed to comply to FIFA's standards, a new project to create a home for Corinthians emerged as a possibility. In August 2010 the president of the CBF, Ricardo Teixeira, along with Governor of São Paulo state, Alberto Goldman, and the mayor of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab announced that the opening ceremony of the World Cup of Brazil would be held in the new Corinthians Stadium to be built in the district of Itaquera, in the eastern part of São Paulo city.

On 1 September 2020 (Corinthians' 110th anniversary) a special event live from the stadium was held to announce the Arena's new name. It was officially renamed Neo Química Arena, part of a 20-year partnership with Hypera Pharma, Brazil's largest pharmaceutical company. Neo Química is Hypera's generic drugs division, which already served as Corinthians' main sponsor during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The full contract is expected to be around R$300–320 million.[28]

Training facilities[edit]

CT Joaquim Grava[edit]

Corinthians inaugurated their state-of-the-art training facilities in September, 2010 during the celebrations of the club's 100th anniversary. The training facilities were named after long-time associate and consulting medical doctor, Joaquim Grava, that oversaw the medical department construction.

The training facilities feature a 32 bedroom hotel for the players, a bio-mechanics complex (Lab Corinthians-R9. named after Brazilian legend Ronaldo), a center for player rehabilitation and therapy (CePROO, named after fan and journalist Osmar de Oliveira), basketball and volleyball courts (approved by FIBA and FIVB for official matches), as well as other amenities.

An extension to be used by the Academy teams is currently under construction.

Club culture[edit]

The Flag of The República Popular do Corinthians.


The Corinthians fanbase is fondly called Fiel ("The Faithful"), starring memorable moments like the "Corinthian Invasion" (pt / Invasão Corinthiana) in 1976, when more than 70,000 Corinthians Fans traveled from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro to watch the match against Fluminense at Maracana Stadium, in that year's national championship semifinals, as well as having one of the biggest average attendances in the country.[citation needed] Fans being famous for being passionate about the team and loyal supporters motivated the club to make a tribute documentary to their fans, named "Faithful" (pt / Fiel), highlighting the fans' support in one of the most difficult moments in the club's history: the relegation to national second division in 2007. Similar initiatives would be made in the next years, reflecting other moments in the club's history in that the fanbase was essential.[citation needed]

Integral to the club culture are the fan organizations ("torcidas organizadas") such as Gaviões da Fiel ("The Hawks of the Faithful"), founded in 1969 by fans attempting to recover political and administrative control of the club and now the largest of such organizations in Brazil with almost 100,000 associates.[29] Camisa 12 ("The 12th Shirt", founded in 1971), Estopim da Fiel ("Faithful's Fuse", 1979), Coringão Chopp ("Corinthians Draught Beer", 1989), Pavilhão Nove ("Pavillion Nine", 1990), and Fiel Macabra ("Macabre Faithful", 1993) are other important fan organizations that have been actively supporting social and cultural activities representing the club.

Many of the groups above have established branches for fans living outside of São Paulo city, out-state and even internationally. Most are also involved in the Brazilian Carnival festivities, most famously Gaviões da Fiel, one of the most important Carnival of São Paulo Parade samba schools, having won the contest for 4 times, the most among football team organizations.

Organized Fans of Corinthians, at an away match in Florianópolis, SC


Derby Paulista[edit]

Derby Paulista, c. 1920s

Derby Paulista is a crosstown fixture between Corinthians and Palmeiras, consistently cited as one of the greatest rivalries worldwide by sources including FIFA[30] and CNN.[31] Palmeiras was founded by a group of Italians who were formerly members of Corinthians.[32] Since 1914, when that treasonous act was taken upon these former supporters, a deep-seated hatred was born.[32] The Derby atmosphere is fierce on and off the pitch, as violence is a norm between the clubs.[33][34]

Clássico Majestoso[edit]

Clássico Majestoso is a crosstown fixture between Corinthians and São Paulo. The Derby dates back to 1935, at the final re-founding São Paulo after being thrice defunct. Corinthians possesses the largest number of supporters in the state (25 Million), whereas São Paulo's lies in second place (16 Million). The Clássico's most memorable match for Corinthians is the 1990 Campenato Brasileiro finals, which led to Corinthians first national title.

Clássico Alvinegro[edit]

Clássico Alvinegro is a regional fixture between Corinthians and Santos.'Alvinegro' is given after the colors worn by both teams, black and white (Alvi, from Latin albus, white, and negro, black). The Classico reached one of its highest stages for Corinthians supporters when Corinthians met Santos in the Semi-Finals of Libertadores 2012. Corinthians won 2-1 on aggregate.

Other rivalries[edit]

Derby dos Invictos (Derby of the Undefeated), Corinthians and Portuguesa is a crosstown rivalry. Corinthians vs Ponte Preta is an in-state rivalry that peaked in the 1977 Campeonato Paulista final, which led to Ponte Preta's greatest Paulista Finish (runner-up). Classico das Multidões (Classic of The Masses) is an inter-state rivalry pegging the two most supported teams in Brazil: Corinthians and Flamengo. Corinthians and Vasco led to great match ups and some rivalry recently, mostly after Vasco winning the Brasileirão in 1997 and 2000, and Corinthians in 1998 and 1999. Their greatest match coincided with the first FIFA Club World Cup in 2000, with a Corinthians victory in the penalty shootout. Corinthians also won the 2011 Brasileirão in the last round of the season, two points over the runners-up Vasco. Corinthians saved Vasco from their usual runner-up fate by defeating the cariocas in 2012 Libertadores Quarter-finals.


D'Artagnan, Corinthians Mascot


Corinthians' official mascot is the Musketeer, a symbol of bravery, audacity and fighting spirit. The adoption of that character recalls the first years of the club.

In 1913 most of the leading football clubs in São Paulo State founded the APEA (Paulista Athletic Sports Association). The depleted Paulista League was left with only Americano, Germania and Internacional, known as the "three musketeers" of São Paulo football. Corinthians joined the three as D'Artagnan, being the fourth and most adored musketeer, just like in Alexandre Dumas, père's novel The Three Musketeers. To be accepted in that "musketeers universe", Corinthians had to show their bravery. As there was many other teams who coveted the spot in the Liga Paulista, Corinthians participated in a selective tournament against Minas Gerais and São Paulo, two other great teams of Paulista amateur football at that time. The Corinthian team beat Minas 1–0 and São Paulo 4–0, earning acceptance into the group and acquiring the right to participate in the Special Division of the Paulista League in the following year.

Saint George[edit]

An important symbol for Corinthians is Saint George/(Ogum). Saint George is one of the most revered Catholic Saints in Brazil, a nation with a blend of cultures. The collusion between African & European cultures is seen in Brazil's definition of São Jorge as a mash between Catholicism & Western African Mythology. The comparison may be drawn the entities similar characteristics; St George, the soldier who protects those who pray to him; Ogum God of War who serves the communities who believe in him. it is this warrior demeanor that made Corinthians fans indebted to São Jorge.

Corinthians began as a small team for the lower classes of São Paulo, even though they obtained initial success. Lack of respect for the working class forced Corinthians to leave their São Paulo State Football League in protest. after multiple championships Timão made its largest leap in prestige in the founding of a Corinthians' Headquarters, 1926. The creation of said headquarters became the first fusion of Timão & São Jorge. The land purchased for the headquarters was formerly Parque São Jorge (St. George Park) at 777 Rua São Jorge, Tatuapé, São Paulo, SP.[35]

Corinthians support for São Jorge became fanatical during the decade of the 60's, Between 1954 and 1977, Corinthians failed to add to its gallery of conquests and the Corinthian Nation lived the hardest moments of its history. While the stream struggled in the 60's, fan recanted that they were blessed by a "Santo Guerreiro" (Warrior Saint). In the early 60's the lack of success lingered in the minds of fans & gave birth to a utilization of the blessings of São Jorge. this caused Corinthians to erect a chapel in honor of the saint, in order to strengthen the clubs resolve via mysticism. 1969, after the death of two players Lidu & Eduardo, the funeral was held in Capela São Jorge, & strengthened the clubs identity at a time when championships were non-existent. 1974 Paulista Final, after a heart-wrenching loss to arch-rival Palmeiras, composer Paulinho Nogueira recorded "Oh Corinthians", a song that had popular commercial success at the time. In the verses of the composition dedicated to the suffering Corinthians could not miss the quote to the patron Saint George:

"...Oh, são 20 anos de espera. Mas meu São Jorge me dê forças, para poder um dia enfim, descontar meu sofrimento em quem riu de mim".
("... Oh, It's been 20 years of waiting, but my St. George gives me strength to be able to one day finally cashing in my suffering upon those who laughed at me.)"

Corinthians' 2011 third kit was burgundy colored & featured São Jorge slaughtering a dragon in a dark watermark across the right side of the chest. The utilization of São Jorge's image on the shirt is the practice of São Jorge's Prayer.

Corinthians Headquarters, located at 777 Rua São Jorge (Parque São Jorge), Tatuapé, Sao Paulo, SP

Board of directors[edit]

Current administration[edit]

Board of Directors
Name Position
Brazil Duílio Monteiro Alves President
Brazil Elie Werdo Vice-President
Brazil Luis Wagner de Alcântara Vice-President
Brazil Wesley Melo Financial Director
Brazil José Colagrossi Neto Marketing Director
Brazil Herói Vicente Legal Director

Former presidents[edit]

Name Tenure
Brazil Miguel Battaglia 1910
Brazil Alexandre Magnani 1910–14
Brazil Ricardo de Oliveira 1915
Brazil João Baptista Maurício 1915–16
Brazil João Martins de Oliveira 1917
Brazil João de Carvalho (Interim) 1918
Brazil Albino Teixeira Pinheiro 1919
Brazil Guido Giacominelli 1920–25, 1927
Brazil Aristides de Macedo Filho 1925
Brazil Ernesto Cassano 1926, 1928
Brazil José Tipaldi 1929
Brazil Filipe Collona 1929–30
Brazil Alfredo Schürig 1930–33
Brazil João Baptista Maurício 1933
Brazil José Martins Costa Júnior 1933–34
Brazil Manuel Correcher 1935–41
Brazil Mario Henrique Almeida (Intervenor) 1941
Brazil Pedro de Souza 1941
Brazil Manuel Domingos Correia 1941–43
Brazil Alfredo Ignácio Trindade 1944–46
Brazil Lourenço Fló Junior 1947–48
Brazil Alfredo Ignacio Trindade 1948–59
Brazil Vicente Matheus 1959–61
Brazil Wadih Helu 1961–71
Brazil Miguel Martinez 1971–72
Brazil Vicente Matheus 1972–81
Brazil Waldemar Pires 1982–85
Brazil Roberto Pasqua 1985–87
Brazil Vicente Matheus 1987–91
Brazil Marlene Matheus 1991–93
Brazil Alberto Dualib 1993–07
Brazil Clodomil Antonio Orsi (Interim) 2007
Brazil Andrés Sanchez 2007–11
Brazil Mário Gobbi 2012–15
Brazil Roberto de Andrade 2015–18
Brazil Andrés Sanchez 2018–21
Brazil Duílio Monteiro Alves 2021–

Players and staff[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2023

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF Portugal POR Rafael Ramos
3 DF Brazil BRA Lucas Veríssimo (on loan from Benfica)
4 DF Brazil BRA Gil
5 MF Argentina ARG Fausto Vera
6 DF Brazil BRA Fábio Santos
7 MF Brazil BRA Maycon (on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk)
8 MF Brazil BRA Renato Augusto
9 FW Brazil BRA Yuri Alberto
10 MF Paraguay PAR Matías Rojas
11 FW Paraguay PAR Ángel Romero
12 GK Brazil BRA Cássio (captain)
14 DF Brazil BRA Caetano
15 MF Brazil BRA Paulinho
17 FW Brazil BRA Giovane
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW Brazil BRA Gustavo Silva
20 MF Brazil BRA Giuliano
21 DF Brazil BRA Matheus Bidu
22 GK Brazil BRA Carlos Miguel
23 DF Brazil BRA Fagner
24 MF Colombia COL Víctor Cantillo
25 DF Uruguay URU Bruno Méndez
27 FW Brazil BRA Pedro
29 MF Brazil BRA Roni
30 MF Brazil BRA Matheus Araújo
32 GK Brazil BRA Matheus Donelli
33 MF Brazil BRA Ruan Oliveira (on loan from Metropolitano)
44 MF Brazil BRA Gabriel Moscardo


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF Brazil BRA Léo Mana
26 MF Brazil BRA Guilherme Biro
36 FW Brazil BRA Wesley
38 FW Brazil BRA Arthur Sousa
No. Pos. Nation Player
41 FW Brazil BRA Felipe Augusto
46 MF Brazil BRA Renato Santos
47 MF Brazil BRA João Pedro
49 MF Brazil BRA Ryan

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Brazil BRA Ivan (on loan to Vasco da Gama until 31 December 2023)
DF Brazil BRA Alan Ferreira (on loan to América de Natal until 31 July 2023)
DF Brazil BRA Daniel Marcos (on loan to Ferroviário until 31 December 2023)
DF Brazil BRA Léo Santos (on loan to Ceará until 31 December 2023)
DF Brazil BRA Raul Gustavo (on loan to Bahia until 31 December 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Luis Mandaca (on loan to Juventude until 31 December 2023)
FW Brazil BRA Jonathan Cafú (on loan to Cuiabá until 31 December 2023)
FW Brazil BRA Léo Natel (on loan to Melbourne City until 30 June 2024)
FW Brazil BRA Rodrigo Varanda (on loan to América Mineiro until 31 January 2024)

Technical staff[edit]

Coaching Staff
Name Position
Brazil Mano Menezes Head coach
Brazil Fernando Lázaro Assistant coach
Brazil Sidnei Lobo Assistant coach
Brazil Cauan de Almeida Assistant coach
Brazil Diogo Linhares Fitness coach
Brazil Leandro Serafim da Silva Assistant fitness coach
Brazil Marcelo Carpes Goalkeeping coach
Brazil Bruno Mazziotti Medical Consultant
Management Staff
Name Position
Brazil Alessandro Nunes Football Manager
Brazil Mauro da Silva Technical Supervisor
Brazil André Figueiredo Academy Manager

Football honours and statistics[edit]


Sport Club Corinthians Paulista honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons
Worldwide FIFA Club World Cup 2 2000, 2012
Continental Copa Libertadores 1 2012
Recopa Sudamericana 1 2013
National Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 7 1990, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2011, 2015, 2017
Copa do Brasil 3 1995, 2002, 2009
Supercopa do Brasil 1 1991
Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 1 2008
Inter-state Torneio Rio-São Paulo 5 1950, 1953, 1954, 1966, 2002
Taça dos Campeões Estaduais RJ/SP 2 1929, 1941
State Campeonato Paulista 30 1914, 1916, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
Copa Paulista 1 1962
Torneio Início 9 1919, 1920, 1921, 1929, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1944, 1955
Taça Competência 3 1922, 1923, 1924
Taça Cidade de São Paulo 5 1942, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1952
Torneio das Missões 1 1953
Taça Piratininga 1 1968
Copa Bandeirantes 1 1994
International (not recognized by FIFA and CONMEBOL) Small Club World Cup 1 1953
Torneio Internacional Charles Miller 1 1955
Copa do Atlântico[a] 1 1956
  1. ^
    Corinthians won the first leg of the final, but the tournament was not officially concluded.

Recent seasons[edit]

Last Ten Seasons
Year Campeonato Brasileiro Copa do Brasil Continental/Worldwide Campeonato Paulista
Div Pos G W D L GF GA Maximum stage Competition Maximum stage Div. Maximum stage Pos.
2013 A 10th 38 11 17 10 27 22 Quarter-finals CL RS Round of 16 Final A1 Final 1st
2014 A 4th 38 19 12 7 49 31 Quarter-finals A1 First stage 9th
2015 A 1st 38 24 9 5 71 31 Round of 16 CL Round of 16 A1 Semi-finals 3rd
2016 A 7th 38 15 10 13 48 42 Quarter-finals CL Round of 16 A1 Semi-finals 3rd
2017 A 1st 38 21 9 8 50 30 Fourth Round SA Round of 16 A1 Final 1st
2018 A 13th 38 11 11 16 34 35 Final CL Round of 16 A1 Final 1st
2019 A 8th 38 14 14 10 42 34 Round of 16 SA Semi-finals A1 Final 1st
2020 A 12th 38 13 12 13 45 45 Round of 16 CL Second stage A1 Final 2nd
2021 A 5th 38 15 12 11 40 36 Third Round SA Group stage A1 Semi-finals 3rd
2022 A 4th 38 18 11 9 44 36 Final CL Quarter-finals A1 Semi-finals 3rd
  Classified for Copa Libertadores da América via Campeonato Brasileiro Campaign.
  Classified for Copa Libertadores da América via Copa do Brasil or Copa Libertadores Title.
  Classified for Copa Sul-Americana.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Also known by its nickname "Brasileirão".
  2. ^ Also known by its nickname "Paulistão".


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  2. ^ Jardine, Alexandra (5 May 2016). "30 Million Soccer Fans Sang Brand Jingles to Raise Money for This Brazilian Club". Ad Age. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Los 50 equipos más valiosos de América". Forbes Mexico. 29 September 2017. Archived from the original on 16 February 2022. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. ^ Parrish, Charles (2014). Soccer around the world : a cultural guide to the world's favorite sport. John Nauright. Santa Barbara, California. ISBN 978-1-61069-302-8. OCLC 856053801.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  5. ^ not to be confused with São Paulo Futebol Clube
  6. ^ do not confuse with Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
  7. ^ a b "No Bom Retiro, em 1910, Começa Esta História" [At the Good Retreat in 1910, This Story Begins]. Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 12 May 1976. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  8. ^ BORBA, Marco Aurélio (5 November 1982) "O Timão cheio de bossas". Revista Placar. pp. 50-53
  9. ^ Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1990 at RSSSF Archived 2 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Supercopa do Brasil at RSSSF Archived 15 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Copa do Brasil 1995 at RSSSF Archived 14 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ a b Campeonato Paulista at RSSSF Archived 17 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived 28 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Corinthians crowned world champions". BBC Sport. 15 January 2000. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  15. ^ Copa do Brasil 2002 at RSSSF Archived 3 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
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  17. ^ Brazilian Ronaldo set to join Corinthians – The Telegraph, 9 December 2008
  18. ^ Ronaldo agrees to join Corinthians – The Independent, 9 December 2008
  19. ^ "World Football – Adriano signs for Corinthians – Yahoo! Eurosport". Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  20. ^ "World Football – Adriano signs for Corinthians – Yahoo! Eurosport". ESPN Soccernet. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
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  22. ^ "World is lost for Chelsea". ESPNFC.Com. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
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  25. ^ a b 1913: Nasce o Mosqueteiro corintiano Archived 2 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine - Lance1, 28 May 2010
  26. ^ 1914 - O primeiro título e o primeiro ídolo Archived 2 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine - Lance!, 29 May 2010
  27. ^ "American sportswear giant will continue with Brazilian top-tier soccer side". 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  28. ^ "Corinthians anuncia venda dos naming rights da Arena" (in Portuguese). 1 September 2020.
  29. ^ "Nasce Os Gaviões Da Fiel". Retrieved 31 July 2012.
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  34. ^ "Palmeiras fan dead after violent clash with Corinthians supporters". ESPN. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  35. ^ "Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Headquarters". Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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