Sport Club São Paulo

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Not to be confused with São Paulo Futebol Clube.
São Paulo
Full name Sport Club São Paulo
Nickname(s) Leão do Parque
Founded October 4, 1908
Ground Aldo Dapuzzo, Rio Grande, Brazil
Ground Capacity 7,000
President Vitor Mendes Magalhães
Head coach Gilson Maciel
League Campeonato Gaúcho, Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2016 Campeonato Gaúcho, ranked for the second phase.

Sport Club São Paulo, also known as São Paulo, are a Brazilian football team from Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul. They competed in the Série A three times.


Sport Club São Paulo were founded on October 4, 1908,[1] by Adolpho Corrêa and other young sportsmen.[2] The club were named São Paulo after Adolpho Corrêa's home city.[2] São Paulo won their first title, which was the Campeonato Gaúcho, in 1933.[1] They won the Copa Bento Gonçalves in 1985.[2]

The club competed in the Série A three times.[2] São Paulo's first participation was in 1979, when they finished in the 42nd place.[3] The club competed again in 1980, finishing in the 41st place.[4] They competed for the last time in 1982, when they ended in the 31st place in the league.[5]


São Paulo play their home games at Estádio Aldo Dapuzzo.[2] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 July 2016.

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 Rafael Roballo
- Brazil GK Gil Grando
- Brazil GK Medina
- Brazil DF Adriano Lara
- Brazil DF Afonso
- Brazil DF Henrique Pedrozo
- Brazil DF Alisson Gaúcho
- Brazil DF Lacerda
- Brazil DF Cleylton
- Brazil DF Diego Rocha
- Brazil DF Sávio
- Brazil DF Iago Alves
- Brazil MF Fidélis
- Brazil MF Dema
No. Position Player
- Brazil MF Roberto
- Brazil MF Ton
- Brazil MF Jerson
- Brazil MF Cleiton
- Brazil MF Leandro Canhoto
- Brazil MF Leomir
- Brazil FW Cleverson
- Brazil FW Neilson
- Brazil FW Welder
- Brazil FW Leandro Rodrigues
- Brazil FW Chico
- Brazil FW Fred Saraiva
- Brazil FW Rafael Pilões



The derby between São Paulo and Rio Grande is known as Rio-Rita.[7]


  1. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 239. ISBN 85-88651-01-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sport Club São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ Ricardo Pontes (November 16, 2007). "V COPA BRASIL - 1979". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  4. ^ Ricardo Pontes (January 4, 2000). "VI Copa Brasil - 1980". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on May 31, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  5. ^ Ricardo Pontes (January 18, 2000). "Brazil 1982". RSSSF Brasil. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Aldo Dapuzzo" (in Portuguese). Templos do Futebol. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Esporte: Rio Grande vence o Rio-Rita e é líder da Chave 2" (in Portuguese). Diário Popular. April 14, 2008. Retrieved June 15, 2009. [dead link]

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