Associação Cultural Esporte Clube Baraúnas
|Full name||Associação Cultural|
Esporte Clube Baraúnas
Leão do Oeste
|Founded||January 14, 1960|
|Ground||Nogueirão, Mossoró, Brazil|
|Chairman||João Dehon da Rocha|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série D|
|2013||Série C, 20th (relegated)|
In 1924, Baraúnas was initially a carnival block (meaning bloco carnavalesco in Portuguese).
In 1966, Esporte Clube Baraúnas changed its name to Associação Cultural Esporte Clube Baraúnas.
In 2005, Baraúnas competed in the Copa do Brasil for the first time. In the first stage, the club beat América Mineiro, in the second stage, the club beat Vitória, in the third stage, Baraúnas beat Vasco da Gama, but in the quarterfinals, the club was eliminated by Cruzeiro.
- Etevaldo (1960s)
- Romildo (1980s)
- Cícero Ramalho (1990s and 2000s)
- Isaías (1990s and 2000s)
- Nildo (1990s and 2000s)
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The club's mascot is a lion called "Leão da doze". Doze anos (Twelve years, in English) is the name of the neighborhood where the club is located.
Olismar Lima and Francisco Diógenes are the creators of the official anthem's lyrics, and Maestro Batista and Francisco Diógenes are the music authors.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- "Baraúnas at Arquivo de Clubes". Archived from the original on 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2006-08-25.
- History at the fansite
- 1989 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B at RSSSF Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
- 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C at RSSSF Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
- 2005 Copa do Brasil at RSSSF Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
- 2006 Campeonato Potiguar at RSSSF Archived February 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Nogueirão stadium at Templos do Futebol
- Especial Placar - 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- Anthem at the fansite