Villa Nova Atlético Clube

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Villa Nova
Villa Nova's logo
Full name Villa Nova Atlético Clube
Nickname(s) Leão do Bonfim
Founded 1908
Ground Castor Cifuentes, Nova Lima, Brazil
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Nélio Aurélio
Manager Leston Júnior
League Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

Villa Nova is a Brazilian football team from Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, founded on June 28, 1908.

Home stadium is the Castor Cifuentes, capacity 15,000. They play in red and white striped shirts, red shorts and red socks.

History[edit]

Villa Nova was founded on June 28, 1908, in Nova Lima, by English factory workers and miners of Mineração Morro Velho S.A.. Villa Nova was the first club of Minas Gerais to have players called up to the Brazilian national football team.

In 1971, Villa Nova won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B first edition after beating Remo in the final.

Stadium[edit]

Villa Nova's stadium is Estádio Castor Cifuentes, built in 1989, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.

Current squad[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 Luís Guilherme
Brazil GK Thiago Leal
Brazil GK André Pereira
Brazil DF Boiadeiro
Brazil DF Gabriel Santos
Brazil DF Thiagão
Brazil DF Tiago Baiano
Brazil DF Dudu
Brazil DF Rafael Morisco
Brazil DF Antônio Carlos (on loan from Cruzeiro)
Brazil DF Marcelo Tchê
Brazil DF Joseph
Brazil MF Mancini
Brazil MF Advam
Brazil MF Marcelo Rosa
No. Position Player
Poland MF Roger Guerreiro
Brazil MF Jhonata
Brazil MF Jhonatan Araújo
Brazil MF Marcinho Pitbull
Brazil MF Marielson
Brazil MF Ravelly
Brazil MF Roberson
Brazil FW Fábio Júnior
Brazil FW Thiago Silvy
Brazil FW Soares
Brazil FW Júnior Alves
Brazil FW Kerlon
Brazil FW Kaiky
Brazil FW Wellington

Supporters[edit]

Below is the list of the supporters historical team:

Dick, Madeira, Luizinho, Anísio Canelão and Eberval; Lito, Vaduca and Foguete; Gil, Paulinho Cai-Cai and Escurinho. Coach: Brandãozinho.

Achievements[edit]

Mascot[edit]

The club's mascot is a lion.

References[edit]

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