Sport Club Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz
Full name Sport Club Santa Cruz
Nickname(s) Tricolor do Trairi
Founded November 30, 2003
Ground Iberêzão, Santa Cruz, Brazil
Ground Capacity 4,500
Head coach Maurício Rodrigues
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
2011 Série D, 16th

Sport Club Santa Cruz, also known as Santa Cruz, are a Brazilian football team from Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Norte. They competed in the Série C in 2008.


Sport Club Santa Cruz were founded on November 30, 2003.[1] They won the Campeonato Potiguar Second Level in 2004, after beating Vila Nova in the final.[2] Santa Cruz competed in the Série C in 2008, when they were eliminated in the first stage.[3] The club withdrew from competing in the 2009 Série D.[4]


Santa Cruz play their home games at Iberêzão.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 4,500 people.[1]

Current squad (selected)[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 GK Isaias
Brazil GK Eridelson
Brazil DF Pantera
Brazil DF Paulinho (on loan from ABC)
Brazil DF Adalberto
Brazil DF Fernandes
Brazil DF Marcelo
Brazil DF Rafinha
Brazil DF Rogerinho
Brazil DF Geriel
Brazil DF Michell
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Lano
Brazil MF Robson
Brazil MF Rodrigo
Brazil MF Daniel
Brazil MF Gabriel
Brazil FW Cristiano Tiririca
Brazil FW Hendrich
Brazil FW Alberto
Brazil FW Didi Potiguar
Brazil FW Wlademir


Runners-up (1): 2011
Runners-up (2): 2008, 2009
Runners-up (1): 2005

Season Records[edit]

Season Campeonato Potiguar Campeonato Brasileiro Copa do Brasil
Division Format Stage Position Position Division Stage Position
2004 B g6*-4 Final Champions
2005 A 2g6-8 Semifinals 4th
2006 A g12*-8 Quarterfinals 6th
2007 A g12*-8 First Stage 9th
2008 A (2g6*-4)²-2 Copa RN-Final RU 5th C First Stage
Taça Natal-First Stage 4th
2009 A (g11*-2,g6*-2)-2 Final RU 4th D withdrew
Second Stage 4th
2010 A g(10*-2,g10*-2)-2 First Stage 7th 4th D withdrew
First Stage 3rd
2011 A (g10*-2,g10*-2)-2 Final CH RU D in 1st stage
Second Stage 5th


  1. ^ a b c "Sport Club Santa Cruz" (in Portuguese). Futnet. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rio Grande do Norte State League 2004 - 2nd Level". RSSSF. November 29, 2004. Archived from the original on September 17, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brazil 2008 Championship - Third Level (Série C)". RSSSF. December 16, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Alecrim será o representante potiguar" (in Portuguese). Agora Esportes. June 5, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 

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