Treze Futebol Clube
|Full name||Treze Futebol Clube|
|Nickname(s)||Galo da Borborema (Borborema's Rooster)|
|Founded||September 7, 1925|
|Stadium||Estádio Presidente Vargas,
Campina Grande, Brazil
|Head coach||Marcelo Vilar|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|2013||Group A, 3rd
Quarter-finals (Final stage)
Home stadium is the Presidente Vargas stadium, capacity 12,000.
The club was founded on September 7, 1925 by Antônio Fernandes Bioca and twelve other football fans. The group usually played football at a field which is now João Pessoa street. Antônio Fernandes Bioca introduced football to Paraíba, after bringing the first football to the state.
In 1925, Treze's first team was José Rodolfo, José Casado, Alberto Santos, Zacarias Ribeiro "Cotó" and Plácido Veras "Guiné", Eurico, Zacarias do Ó, José Eloy, Olívio Barreto, Osmundo Lima and José de Castro.
Treze's first match was played on November 6, 1925, where today is located the remains of SANBRA, when Treze beat a local team called Palmeiras 1-0. Plácido Veras, known as Guiné, and also one of the thirteen founders of the club, scored the first goal of Treze in an official match.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Current squad (some players)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Campeonato Paraibano (15): 1940, 1941, 1950, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
Treze's colors are black and white. They usually play in black and white vertical stripes, black shorts and black socks. Its away kit is almost all-white, with the exception being its black socks.
Club name and mascot
The name Treze translates Thirteen in English, the number of the founders of the club. The mascot is a rooster as it represents the number 13 in Jogo do Bicho (an illicit gambling game in Brazil).
- "Treze Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-05-19.