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Castanhal Esporte Clube

Castanhal Esporte Clube, or Castanhal, as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Castanhal in Pará, founded on September 7, 1924.

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Full nameCastanhal Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Japiim da Estrada (Japiim of Road)
Founded7 September 1924; 95 years ago (1924-09-07)
GroundEstádio Maximino Porpino Filho
PresidentJosé Wanderley Melo
Head coachArtur Oliveira
LeagueCampeonato Paraense
WebsiteClub website


Founded in 1924, Castanhal Esporte Clube came soon after the founding of the town of Castanhal. A group of local sportsmen gathered and formed the club. Among the founders, Jota Vicente, Orvácio Batista and Lauro Cardoso. The club was professionalized in 1975. It ended up moving away in 1978.. He returned to professionalism in 1998. He has the nickname of Japiim, a bird of yellow and black plumage, very common in the region. Today, Castanhal is a great frequenter of the elite phase of the Campeonato Paraense leading the midsize clubs that are still in contention. Representing the municipality that originated its name, the Castanhal counts on the strength of its great crowd to repeat feats of the past.

In 2003, the club won the Campeonato Paraense Second Division. In the main division of the championship, his best campaign was in the year 2000 when he lost to Paysandu.

In the national scenario, Castanhal participated twice in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. In 2000 he finished 27th out of 36 teams. Four years later he finished in the 33rd position of 60 participants in that edition. In the Copa do Brasil, the club participated only once. It was in 2003, when it was eliminated in the first phase by Ponte Preta.


Castanhal play their home games at Estádio Maximino Porpino Filho. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 4,800 people.


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