Treze Futebol Clube

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Full name Treze Futebol Clube
Nickname(s) Galo da Borborema (Borborema's Rooster)
Founded September 7, 1925; 91 years ago (1925-09-07)
Stadium Estádio Presidente Vargas,
Campina Grande, Brazil
Ground Capacity 12,000
President vacant
Head coach vacant
League Campeonato Paraibano

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.[1] 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.[2]

State Championship[edit]

In 1939, Treze became the first team from outside the metropolitan region of João Pessoa to enter the Campeonato Paraibano.[3] They won their first title in 1940[4] 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[5]

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.[6] They have competed a further 7 times in the second tier, 12 times in the third tier and 4 times in the fourth tier. They have gained promotion only once, in 2011, from Serie D, when a 5th placed finish meant they replaced Rio Branco-AC who were excluded from the competition.[7]

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.[8]

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 January 2017.[9]

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 Bruno Fuso
Brazil GK Diego
Brazil GK Ronaldo
Brazil DF Everaldo
Brazil DF Fernando Lopes
Brazil DF Ferreira
Brazil DF Italo
Brazil DF Jefferson Sandes
Brazil DF Julinho
Brazil DF Laerte
Brazil DF Léo Kanu
Brazil DF Murilo Ceará
Brazil MF Anderson Feijão
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Dedé
Brazil MF Kaique
Brazil MF Marcelinho Paraíba
Brazil MF Patrick
Brazil MF Robson
Brazil MF Thiago Costa
Brazil MF Weslley
Brazil FW Dico
Brazil FW Erico Jr.
Brazil FW Geraldo
Brazil FW Jacson
Brazil FW Júlio
Brazil FW Otacílio Neto




  • Campeonato Paraibano (15): 1940, 1941, 1950, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
  1. ^ Unofficial title. There were four group winners who shared the title.[10]

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

Série D[edit]

Season Position Notes
2009 25th/39
2010 13th/40
2011 5th/40 Promoted to Serie C to replace Rio Branco-AC
2015 17th/40

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. ^ "Laudo de Segurance Pres Vargas (Page 22)" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Federação Paraibana de Futebol. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "TREZE FUTEBOL CLUBE" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Paraíba State League - Composition of the championships 1919-2014". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Paraíba State League 1940". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Paraíba State League 1966". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Treze Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  7. ^ "Em nova liminar, Justiça da PB manda a CBF excluir o Rio Branco da Série C" (in Portuguese). 6 July 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Brazil Cup 1999". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Treze Football Club". Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship - Copa Brasil". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 

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