Associação Atlética Ponte Preta

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Associação Atlética Ponte Preta (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐsosjɐˈsɐ̃w ɐˈtlɛtʃikɐ ˈpõtʃi ˈpɾetɐ]), commonly referred to as simply Ponte Preta, is a Brazilian association football club in Campinas, São Paulo. They currently play in the Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1, the top tier of the São Paulo state football league.

Ponte Preta
Associação Atlética Ponte Preta logo
Full nameAssociação Atlética Ponte Preta
Nickname(s)Ponte
Macaca (Female Monkey)
Alvinegra de Campinas (Campinas' White & Black)
A Veterana (The Veteran)
FoundedAugust 11, 1900; 121 years ago (1900-08-11)
GroundEstádio Moisés Lucarelli
Capacity19,722
PresidentSebastião Arcanjo (Tiãozinho)
Head coachFabinho Moreno
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista
2020
2021
Série B, 7th of 20
Paulista, 11th of 16
WebsiteClub website
Estádio Moisés Lucarelli

Ponte Preta is also known as Macaca. Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city, Guarani, against whom matches are known as derby campineiro (dérbi campineiro in Portuguese). They are known as "pontepretanos". Ponte Preta is the second oldest football team established in Brazil still in activity, founded on August 11, 1900, the oldest being Sport Club Rio Grande, of Rio Grande do Sul.

HistoryEdit

Ponte Preta was founded on August 11, 1900, by Colégio Culto à Ciência students Miguel do Carmo (nicknamed "Migué"), Luiz Garibaldi Burghi, (nicknamed "Gigette") and Antonio de Oliveira (nicknamed "Tonico Campeão"), nearby a black painted wood railroad bridge, so the name Ponte Preta (which means "black bridge", in English). Ponte Preta's first president was Pedro Vieira da Silva.

The team's history is directly intertwined with the railroad business that was flourishing in its city of Campinas. Most of the people involved with the foundation of the team were residents of the working-class neighbourhood by the railroad. One of the team's first nicknames was the "Train of August 11th". Ponte's stadium, the Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, is located right by the railroad in a way where it is possible to see it when inside the stadium, and according to the fans, when the train passes by during a game, it is a sign of good luck to come for the team.

Ponte Preta is recognized, by FIFA, as one of the first teams in the Americas to accept black players, since its foundation in 1900. The club claims to be the first football team ever to have a black player in their roster, that player being the before mentioned Miguel do Carmo, who was part of their first squad.[1] It is also the first countryside team to play a national competition, in 1970.

Pelé's last match in Brazil was against Ponte Preta. On September 2, 1974, at Vila Belmiro stadium, Santos defeated Ponte Preta 2–0.

Ponte Preta lost the Campeonato Paulista final to Corinthians in 1977 in a controversial game that ended in a 2–1 final score.[citation needed] Rui Rey, an important piece of the Ponte Preta team, was shown a red card early in the game. Ponte Preta were considered the favorites for the championship that year.

On November 27, 2013, at the Romildo Ferreira stadium, Ponte Preta reached the 2013 Sudamericana final by defeating São Paulo (4–2 on aggregate) in the semi finals. It was a historical time for the club, which was playing its first international cup. The final was against Lanús, a Traditional Argentine team, with Ponte Preta finishing as runner up.

HonoursEdit

Copa São Paulo de Juniores:

  • Winners (2): 1981, 1982

Campeonato Paulista Série A2:

  • Winners (1): 1969

Campeonato Paulista do Interior:

  • Winners (2): 2009, 2013, 2015, 2018

Copa Sudamericana:

  • Runners-up (1): 2013

Achievements time lineEdit

  • 1912: Champions – Liga Campineira de Futebol
  • 1928: ChampionsCampeonato Paulista da Divisão Principal – 2º quadro (L.A.F.)
  • 1929: Champions – Campeonato Paulista da Divisão Principal – 2º quadro (L.A.F.)
  • 1951: Champions – State Amateur Championship (45 games unbeaten)
  • 1969: Champions – Campeonato Paulista – Divisão de Accesso
  • 1970: Runner-up Campeonato Paulista
  • 1977: Runner-up Campeonato Paulista
  • 1979: Runner-up Campeonato Paulista
  • 1981: Champions – Campeonato Paulista Championship First Stage
  • 1981: Runner-up – Campeonato Paulista
  • 1981: Third placed – Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
  • 1981: ChampionsCopa São Paulo de Juniores
  • 1982: Champions – Copa São Paulo de Juniores
  • 1991: Champions – Campeonato Paulista de Aspirantes

StadiumEdit

Ponte Preta's stadium is Estádio Moisés Lucarelli, also known as "Majestoso", or "Estádio Majestoso" (Portuguese for Majestic Stadium), built in 1948, by its own fan's material and work.

Its maximum capacity is of 19,722 people, nowadays. The biggest public in it was in a State's Championship in 1970, against Santos, with an official public of 33,000, but it is said that there were about 40,000 people, as the gates were broken down.

Its nickname is "Majestoso", meaning the "Majestic One" because it was the third largest stadium in Brazil at the time of its inauguration (only smaller than Pacaembu, in São Paulo and São Januário, in Rio de Janeiro).

In Majestoso's entrance hall there is a bust of the stadium's founder, Moisés Lucarelli (after whom the venue is named) facing the outside. In 2000, after a long series of defeats some superstitious fans argued that the founder ought to see the team playing and the bust was rotated 180 degrees. As the team's performance did not improve noticeably, the statue was put back in its original position.[citation needed]

SupportersEdit

Ponte Preta supporters are known as "pontepretanos". A club from Maceió, Alagoas, adopted a similar name and colors as the Campinas club. There is a Norwegian futsal club named after Ponte Preta.[2]

RivalryEdit

Associação Atlética Ponte Preta's biggest rival is from the same city: Guarani. The games between Ponte Preta and Guarani, known as derby (dérbi in Portuguese), are usually preceded by a week of tension, provocations and also fights in the city of Campinas.

It is a centenary rivalry (the first being held on March 24, 1912), the greatest in Brazil's countryside and one of the most intense in the whole country.

SymbolsEdit

The club's mascot is a female monkey (Macaca) wearing Ponte Preta's home kit. It was initially intended as a derogatory term, reflecting the racism against the club (one of the first Brazilian teams to accept blacks, having been even refused participation in championships due to this) and its fans. This co-option of a derogatory term as team mascot was copied by Palmeiras fans, who adopted the pig as their mascot instead of taking offense from it, and other teams.

UltrasEdit

Placar magazine's Silver Ball Prize winners while playing on Ponte PretaEdit

BasketballEdit

Ponte Preta had one of the most powerful teams in the history of Brazilian female Basketball during the early 1990s, winning the World Club Championship twice.[3]

Current squadEdit

As of 17 September 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Ivan (captain)
2 DF   BRA Felipe Albuquerque (on loan from Grêmio)
3 DF   BRA Ednei
6 DF   BRA Rafael Santos (on loan from Cruzeiro)
7 FW   BRA Niltinho
8 MF   BRA Vini Locatelli
10 MF   BRA Camilo
11 FW   BRA Pedrinho
12 GK   BRA Ygor Vinhas
13 DF   BRA Thiago Lopes
14 MF   BRA Lucas Cândido
15 MF   BRA Marcos Júnior (on loan from São Paulo)
16 DF   BRA Gustavo Cipriano
17 FW   BRA Richard (on loan from Internacional)
18 MF   BRA Léo Naldi
19 FW   BRA Josiel (on loan from Cuiabá)
20 FW   BRA Fessin (on loan from Corinthians)
21 FW   BRA Moisés
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 DF   BRA Cleylton
25 DF   BRA Kevin (on loan from Tombense)
26 DF   BRA Jean Carlos
27 DF   BRA Fábio Sanches
30 GK   BRA Luan Ribeiro
31 MF   BRA Yago (on loan from Juventude)
33 FW   BRA Wanderley
39 DF   BRA Douglas Mendes
44 DF   BRA Rayan (on loan from Ferroviária)
45 FW   BRA João Veras
71 FW   BRA Iago
86 DF   BRA Marcelo Hermes
95 MF   BRA André Luiz
98 MF   BRA Thalles (on loan from Goiás)
99 FW   BRA Rodrigão (on loan from Santos)
MF   BRA Matheus Anjos (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
FW   BRA Alan

Reserve teamEdit

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   BRA Guilherme
MF   BRA Anderson

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Jeferson (on loan to Ituano)
DF   BRA Léo Silva (on loan to Inter de Limeira)
MF   BRA Danrley (on loan to Palmeiras)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Igor Maduro (on loan to Inter de Limeira)
FW   SEN Papa Faye (on loan from São Bento)

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

WebsitesEdit

  1. ^ "Folha de S.Paulo - Clube quer que Fifa reconheça "democracia" - 12/12/2010". www1.folha.uol.com.br. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ponte Preta Norway". Indoor Football. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Ponte Preta Official Website Archived December 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

BooksEdit

  1. O Início de uma Paixão: a fundação e os primeiros anos da Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, José Moraes dos Santos Neto, Editora Komedi, 2000
  2. História da Associação Atlética Ponte Preta, em sete volumes: 1900–2000, Sérgio Rossi, R. Vieira Gráfica, 2001

External linksEdit

OtherEdit