Treze Futebol Clube

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Full nameTreze Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Galo da Borborema (Borborema's Rooster)
FoundedSeptember 7, 1925 (95 years ago) (1925-09-07)
GroundEstádio Presidente Vargas
Capacity8,885 (Presidente Vargas)
19,000 (Amigão)
PresidentWalter Júnior
Head coachMárcio Fernandes[1]
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Paraibano
Série C Group A, 8th
Paraibano, Champions
WebsiteClub website

Treze Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football team from Campina Grande in Paraíba, founded on September 7, 1925. Historically, the club has competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times. Recently, the club has competed only in lower divisions of the national league, the Copa do Brasil, the regional Copa do Nordeste and the Paraíba State Championship

The main rival of Treze is Campinense, another traditional football club from Campina Grande. They have a long-standing rivalry, being collectively known as the Maiorais. This is considered as the most important derby in the countryside of Brazil. There is also a rivalry between Treze and Botafogo (PB), a football club from João Pessoa (Paraíba's capital), due to some historical issues between the two cities.

The club own the Presidente Vargas stadium, which has a theoretical capacity of 12,000, but an approved capacity of 3,800.[2] Games are often played at the state-owned stadium Amigão.



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.

First team[edit]

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.

First game[edit]

Treze's first official match was played on 1 May 1926, at Campo dos Currais, which is now the site of a public market. Treze beat Palmeiras, an established team from the state capital João Pessoa, 1-0. Plácido Veras (known as Guiné), one of the thirteen founders of the club, scored the goal, to become the scorer of the first official Treze goal.[3]

State Championship[edit]

In 1939, Treze became the first team from outside the metropolitan region of João Pessoa to enter the Campeonato Paraibano.[4] They won their first title in 1940[5] and have a total of 15 championship titles.

In 1966, Treze won the Campeonato Paraibabo undefeated, recording 12 victories and 2 draws, and conceding only 5 goals[6]

National Competition[edit]

Treze have competed in the top tier of the Brazilian football league system a total of 9 times, including the combined tournaments held in 1986, 1987 and 2000.[7] They have competed a further 7 times in the second tier, 12 times in the third tier and 5 times in the fourth tier. They have gained promotion twice from Série D, in 2011, when a 5th-placed finish meant they replaced Rio Branco-AC who were excluded from the competition[8] and in 2018.

In 1999, Treze were the first Paraíba State team to progress beyond the first stage of the Copa do Brasil, beating Santa Cruz. Treze lost the first leg 2-3 in Campina Grande, but then won the second leg 4-2 in Recife.[9]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 September 2020, registered for 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.[10][11]

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 Paulo Wanzeler (Paulo Narciso Goncalves Wanzeler)
GK Brazil BRA Jéferson
GK Brazil BRA Andrey
GK Brazil BRA Renan Batista Pereira (on loan from Náutico)
DF Brazil BRA Thalles José da Silva
DF Brazil BRA Italo Anderson Duarte de Santana
DF Brazil BRA Carlos Breno Barroso Calixto
DF Brazil BRA Nilson Júnior (Nilson Barbosa Nascimento Júnior)
DF Brazil BRA Gilmar Lourenço da Silva
DF Brazil BRA José Gustavo Pereira de Oliveira
DF Brazil BRA Iago Leite (Iago Antonio Costa Leite)
DF Brazil BRA Léo Pereira (Léonardo Pereira dos Santos)
DF Brazil BRA Alisson Cassiano (Alisson Agostinho Cassiano da Silva)
MF Brazil BRA Douglas Packer
MF Brazil BRA José Guilherme Medeiros
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Robson Luiz Lopes
MF Brazil BRA Dedé
MF Brazil BRA Carlos Alexandre Santana Barroso
MF Brazil BRA Vinícius Barba (Vinícius dos Santos)
MF Brazil BRA Edson Carioca (Edson Guilherme Mendes dos Santos)
MF Brazil BRA Marcos Vinicius dos Santos Silva
MF Brazil BRA Bruno Menezes de Jesus
FW Brazil BRA Caxito (Jeferson Luiz da Silva Caetano)
FW Argentina ARG Frontini
FW Brazil BRA Mirandinha (Maycon Gomes Santana)
FW Brazil BRA Jânio Fialho de Aquino Júnior
FW Brazil BRA Douglas Lima (Douglas de Jesus Lima)
FW Brazil BRA Erminio Santana Lopes
FW Brazil BRA Gilvan Ferreira dos Santos
FW Brazil BRA Matheus Régis (Wellison Matheus Rodrigues Régis)
FW Brazil BRA Cláudio Murici (Cláudio Henrique da Silva Barboza) (on loan from América-RN)




  • Campeonato Paraibano (15): 1940, 1941, 1950, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2020
  1. ^ Unofficial title. There were four group winners who shared the title.[12]

Seasons in National League divisions[edit]

Série A[edit]

Season Position Notes
1976 53rd/54
1977 55th/62
1979 61st/94
1982 28th/44
1983 44th/44
1984 29th/41
1986 24th/48 Qualified via parallel Série B tournament
2000 92nd/115 Single parallel tournament for all levels

Serie B[edit]

Season Position Notes
1980 58th/64
1981 37th/48
1985 7th/24
1986 3rd/36 Parallel tournament, qualified for Série A 2nd phase
1987 9th/16 Copa João Havelange Group Yellow
1988 22nd/24
1989 12th/96
1990 24th/24
1991 45th/64

Série C[edit]

Season Position Notes
1992 29th/31
1998 48th/66
2001 12th/65
2002 17th/61
2003 44th/93
2004 5th/60
2005 5th/63
2006 8th/64
2008 60th/63
2012 13th/20
2013 5th/21
2014 18th/20 Relegated to Série D
2019 16th/20
2020 scheduled

Série D[edit]

Season Position Notes
2009 25/39
2010 13/40
2011 5/40 Promoted to Série C to replace Rio Branco-AC
2015 17/40
2018 2/68 Promoted to Série C

Team colors[edit]

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[edit]

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).


  1. ^ "Assista no ge: Treze anuncia Márcio Fernandes como treinador para a sequência da Série C" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. September 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Laudo de Segurance Pres Vargas (Page 22)" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Federação Paraibana de Futebol. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "TREZE FUTEBOL CLUBE" (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Paraíba State League - Composition of the championships 1919-2014". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Paraíba State League 1940". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Paraíba State League 1966". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Treze Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2008.
  8. ^ "Em nova liminar, Justiça da PB manda a CBF excluir o Rio Branco da Série C" (in Portuguese). July 6, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Brazil Cup 1999". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Elenco" (in Portuguese). Treze Football Clube official site. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Treze FC". Soccerway. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  12. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship - Copa Brasil". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.

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