Associação Ferroviária de Esportes

Associação Ferroviária de Esportes, commonly referred to as simply Ferroviária, is a Brazilian association football club in Araraquara, São Paulo. They currently play in the Série D, the fourth tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista, São Paulo's premier state league.

Full nameAssociação Ferroviária
de Esportes
Locomotiva (Locomotive)
Founded12 April 1950 (72 years ago) (12 April 1950)
GroundFonte Luminosa
ChairmanCarlos Alberto Salmazo
Head coachThiago Carpini
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Paulista Série A1
Série D, 43th of 68
Paulistão, 11th of 16
WebsiteClub website

Founded on April 12, 1950, Ferroviária is the only Araraquara club to reach the Campeonato Paulista first division. The club's best campaign in that competition was in 1959, when the club finished in the third position. It is also the only club of the city to have competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. The club competed in this competition in 1995.

They play in carmine shirts, white shorts and socks.


The club was founded on April 12, 1950, by engineers of Estrada de Ferro Araraquara (meaning Araraquara Railroad). Antônio Tavares Pereira Lima was chosen as the club's first president. Initially the club's colors were to be blue and white, like the Rio de Janeiro city team. However, these colors were not very popular, and were changed to carmine and white, like the Juventus ones.

On May 13, 1951, the club played their first match ever. The club beat Mogiana of Campinas 3–1. The club's first goal was scored by Fordinho in that match. On May 20, 1951, the club played their second match, in Taquaritinga city. It was also the club's first defeat. Linense, of Lins, beat Ferroviária 2–1. On June 10, 1951, Ferroviária's stadium, called Estádio Fonte Luminosa, was inaugurated. In the inaugural match, Vasco da Gama, of Rio de Janeiro, beat Ferroviária 5–0. On July 1, 1951, Ferroviária played their first match against a club from the same city. Ferroviária was defeated by Paulista (Araraquara) 4–0.

On April 15, 1956, Ferroviária beat Botafogo of Ribeirão Preto 6–3 in the Campeonato Paulista Second Division final stage (disputed by eight teams playing against each other twice), and won the title and the promotion to the following year's first division. In the last match of the competition, Ferroviária beat Portuguesa Santista 5–4.

In 1983, Ferroviária competed in the Brazilian Série A, finishing in the 12th position. In 1994, the club was the runner-up of the Brazilian Série C, after losing to Novorizontino 1–0 in the first leg, at home, and 5–0 in the second leg, in Novo Horizonte. The club was promoted to the following year's second division.

From 1994 until 1996, the Ferroviária participated in the top division of São Paulo state championship, having Otavio Augusto (Otavio Braga) as their topscore in 1994 with 8 goals and in 1996 with 6 goals.

Current squad (2018)Edit

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
GK   BRA Gustavo
GK   BRA Gabriel Leite
GK   BRA Tadeu
DF   BRA Luan
DF   BRA Alex
DF   BRA Daniel Vançan
DF   BRA Alisson
DF   BRA Arthur Henrique
DF   BRA Moacir
DF   BRA Diogo Mateus
DF   BRA Patrick
MF   BRA João Paulo
MF   BRA Lauro
MF   BRA Élton
MF   BRA Caíque
MF   BRA Elvis
MF   BRA Luis Henrique
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Rafinha
MF   BRA Marlon Bica
MF   BRA Matheus Vinicius
MF   BRA Pedro do Rio
MF   BRA Fabio
MF   BRA Ikaro
MF   BRA Danilo Sacramento
MF   BRA Velicka
FW   BRA Marco Damasceno
FW   BRA Eliandro
FW   BRA Hygor Cléber
FW   BRA Caio Mancha
FW   BRA Rodolfo
FW   BRA Mauricinho
FW   BRA Léo Castro
FW   BRA Welinton Júnior
FW   BRA Luis Henrique
FW   BRA Misael


2006, 2017
1955, 1966, 2015
1967, 1968, 1969
Runners-up (1): 1994


Ferroviária plays their matches at Estádio Fonte Luminosa, inaugurated in 1951, with a maximum capacity of 18,453 people.


The club's mascot is a locomotive.

Women's teamEdit

The women's team won the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino as well as the 2014 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Ferroviária é campeã da Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino" (in Spanish). April 16, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Futebol feminino: Ferroviária recebe título de campeã brasileira". 30 November 2014.

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