Club Sportivo Sergipe

Club Sportivo Sergipe, or Sergipe as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Aracaju, the second oldest club in the state of Sergipe, founded on October 17, 1909.[1] Club Sportivo Sergipe is the only team from Sergipe to have played against foreign opposition, having faced the Argentina youth team, Sparta Prague, Alianza Lima and the Ghana national team.[1] Sergipe is the only team to have won six state championships in a row. Sergipe's main rival is Confiança. Sergipe's home field is the Estádio João Hora de Oliveira, capacity 8,000.

Full nameClub Sportivo Sergipe
O Mais Querido (The Most Loved)
FoundedOctober 17, 1909; 112 years ago (1909-10-17)
GroundJoão Hora de Oliveira
PresidentReinaldo Moura
Head coachElias Borges


The club was founded on October 17, 1909, in Aracaju, by dissidents of Cotingüiba Esporte Clube. The latter club, named after the Cotinguiba River, had been founded on October 10, 1909, the first in Aracaju. The dissidents, including Adalberto Monteiro, Euclides Porto, Adalgiso Rosal, José Couto de Farias, Tancredo Campos, Américo Silva, Francisco Bessa and others, met at noon on October 11 in Commercial Association and decided the next Sunday to found Club Sportivo Sergipe.[1] Sergipe was initially founded as a rowing club, and in January 1910 the first boat was baptized as Nereida. The first head office was in a garage on Ivo do Prado Avenue.[1] Sergipe football club officially started in 1916.[1] In 1972, Sergipe became the first club from Sergipe state to compete in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, finishing in 26th place.[1]

Memorable victoriesEdit

  • 1-0 over Ceará state team in 1926;
  • 4-2 over Botafogo–BA (Bahia state champions) in 1936;
  • 3-1 over Alagoas state team in 1940;
  • 8-2 over Vitória–BA in 1942;
  • 2-0 over Bangu (Rio de Janeiro state champion) in 1967;
  • 3-1 over Argentina youth team in 1968 (first match between local club and foreign team).[1]



Sport RowingEdit


The team logo, composed of an anchor and two paddles is because the club, initially, was dedicated to the practice of nautical sports.[2]


  • Torcida Esquadrão Colorado
  • Torcida Gigante Rubro


  1. ^ a b c d e f g (in Portuguese) Sergipe at Campeões do Futebol
  2. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 2 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.

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