Treze Futebol Clube

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Full name Treze Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Galo da Borborema (Borborema's Rooster)
Founded September 7, 1925; 90 years ago (1925-09-07)
Stadium Estádio Presidente Vargas,
Campina Grande, Brazil
Ground Capacity 12,000
President Bebeto Silva
Head coach Marcelo Vilar
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
2013 Group A, 3rd
Quarter-finals (Final stage)

Treze Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football team from Campina Grande in Paraíba, founded on September 7, 1925. The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times.

Treze greatest rivals are Botafogo (PB) and Campinense.

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.

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 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[edit]

The club competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A in 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 2000.[1]

Current squad (some players)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Brazil GK Gilson
2 Brazil DF Eduardo Arroz
3 Brazil DF Negretti
4 Brazil DF Douglas
5 Brazil MF Leanderson
6 Brazil DF Júnior Barbosa
7 Brazil MF Hudson
8 Brazil MF Léo
9 Brazil FW Jaílson
10 Brazil MF Packer
11 Brazil FW Fabinho Cambalhota
12 Brazil GK Éder
No. Position Player
14 Brazil DF Fernando
16 Brazil MF Esquerdinha
17 Brazil MF Jardson Sapé
18 Brazil FW Jonatas Belusso
19 Brazil MF Birungueta
20 Brazil FW Glaucio
21 Brazil MF Fernandes
22 Brazil MF Clébson
23 Brazil MF Téssio
24 Brazil GK Artur
25 Brazil MF Lidio
26 Brazil DF Oliveira




  • Campeonato Paraibano (15): 1940, 1941, 1950, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011

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. ^ "Treze Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 

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