Clube Atlético Linense

The Clube Atlético Linense is a traditional Brazilian football club from the city of Lins, interior of São Paulo state, in Brazil. Founded on June 12, 1927, was reorganized on February 11, 1930. Their colors are red, white and black. They won the Campeonato Paulista Second Division in 1952, and the Série A-2 (Second Division) in 2010, returning to the First Division in 2011, what has not happened since 1957.

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Full nameClube Atlético Linense
Nickname(s)Elefante da Noroeste
Founded12 June 1927; 92 years ago (1927-06-12)
GroundEstádio Gilberto Siqueira Lopes, Lins
PresidentJosé Hugo Gentil Moreira
Head coachJúlio Sérgio

They are the club that showed Leivinha, idol of Portuguesa, Palmeiras, the Brazilian national team and Atlético Madrid, was also the club that held the first international transfer of Brazilian striker Americo Murolo trading with Italy. Has one of the most curious football mascots of São Paulo state, with which it is intimately connected. Some episodes characteristic of the players involved a parade of circus elephants on site after winning the league's second division in 1952. In 2000, there was a parade of elephants from the track's premises Estádio Gilberto Siqueira Lopes.

The club recently announced the launch of a professional basketball team, which will begin playing in the second tier division of Sao Paulo state basketball. In January 2015, it is also expected that Clube Atlético Linense will join Liga Ouro, the second division of Brazil's national basketball league known as NBB.

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Júnior Oliveira
2   DF Gedeílson
4   DF Magno Alves
5   MF Maycon
6   DF Thiago Feltri
7   MF Henrique Santos
8   MF Diego Silva
9   FW Raphaël Carioca
10   MF Thiago Humberto
11   FW Carlos André
13   DF Felipe Costa
14   DF Wellington
15   MF Pedro Demarchi
16   FW Lucas Machado (on loan from Londrina)
17   DF João Paulo
18   FW Franco
No. Position Player
19   FW Wellisson
20   FW Raul
21   DF Vinicius Silva
22   DF Rodrigo Salgado
23   FW Luan
25   MF Kássio
26   MF Diego Felipe
27   DF Lucas Newiton (on loan from Grêmio Novorizontino)
28   MF Balestra
29   MF Mateus Melo
30   GK Igor
31   FW Juan
32   DF Mateus Bolt
33   MF Alvaro
35   GK Jonatas


The supporters of the Clube Atlético Linense is, in proportional terms, one of the largest in Brazil. A poll conducted by TV TEM, the local affiliate of Rede Globo, found that only in the city of Lins, whose estimated population in 2007 was 70,000 inhabitants, there are approximately 45,00 fans known as atleticanos. The team is also known to regularly carry more than 15% of its population, i.e. 12,000 people at a football stadium, an achievement considered unique in the whole national territory.


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