Esporte Clube Noroeste

Esporte Clube Noroeste, commonly referred to as Noroeste, is a Brazilian professional association football club based in Bauru, São Paulo. The team competes in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second tier of the São Paulo state football league.

Noroeste
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Full nameEsporte Clube Noroeste
Nickname(s)Norusca
Maquininha Vermelha
FoundedSeptember 1, 1910 (112 years ago) (1910-09-01)
GroundEstádio Alfredo de Castilho
Capacity18,866 [1]
PresidentRodrigo Gomes [2]
Head coachLuís Carlos Martins[3]
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A2
2022Paulistão A3, 1st of 16 (champions)
WebsiteClub website

Named after a now-defunct railway, Noroeste is a very traditional team within São Paulo state. Their home ground is "Alfredo de Castilho" stadium (supports approximately 18,840 people).

HistoryEdit

Noroeste was founded on September 1, 1910, on the same day as Corinthians, the most popular club in Brazil. The club became professional only in 1948. Before that year, it won the Campeonato do Interior, the most prestigious tournament among São Paulo countryside teams, in 1943.

Ten years later (1953), Noroeste were promoted to Campeonato Paulista (state championship) first division. Until 1966, they played against many of the best teams of the country, including legendary Pelé's Santos. After that year, Noroeste has built a history of promotions and relegations to the 1980s. The club reached Campeonato Brasileiro (national first division) once, in 1978.

The 1990s marked one of the hardest period in Noroeste history. They were relegated to Campeonato Paulista Série A-3 (state third division) twice (1994 and 1999) and come back to Série A-1 (state first division) only in 2005, boosted by the wealth support from chairman Damião Garcia, elected in 2003.

At 2006 season, Noroeste finished Campeonato Paulista in the fourth position, the best in whole club history. They were in Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) for the first time, but lost to 15 de Novembro (Campo Bom) yet on early stages. On Série C (national third division), Noroeste reached the third phase, but failed to promote.

2007 season ended with a good general performance for the club, despite first round disqualification in Série C. Noroeste finished 7th on Campeonato Paulista, their third best effort ever. The club was second to Guaratinguetá in Campeonato do Interior and advanced to second round in Copa do Brasil, where runners-up Figueirense defeated them.

The financial struggle when former chairman Damião Garcia ended Kalunga's sponsorship marked the end of an era. A succession of relegation brought the club from First to Last Division of state championship in only 5 years time. In 2015, for the first time in his centennial history, Noroeste played Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão, the fourth and last division. Promotion was granted one year later after an irregular season, but enough to qualify among the four best teams. Noroeste has been disputing Campeonato Paulista Série A3 since 2016.

StadiumEdit

Noroeste plays their home matches on Alfredo de Castilho stadium. Today's maximum attendance is of 18,840. Public record was 22,863 in a Campeonato Paulista match against Palmeiras.

AchievementsEdit

Current squadEdit

As of March, 2020

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 Pablo
GK   BRA Tales Leonardo
GK   BRA Felipe Bastos
GK   BRA Matheus Grijo
DF   BRA Carlinhos
DF   BRA Edson Junior
DF   BRA Renan
DF   BRA Denilton Xavier
DF   BRA Vitor Gava
DF   BRA Guilherme Teixeira
DF   BRA Jean Pierre
DF   BRA Matheus Blade
MF   BRA França
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Jonatas Paulista
MF   BRA Richarlyson
MF   BRA Leno
MF   BRA Rogério Maranhão
MF   BRA Igor Pimenta
MF   BRA Diego Souza
MF   BRA Leandro Oliveira
MF   BRA Yamada
MF   BRA John Egito
FW   BRA Fabrício
FW   BRA Leleco
FW   BRA Everton
FW   BRA Pedro Felipe

Current staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach Luís Carlos Martins
Assistant managers Gilmar Minelli
André Luiz Martins
Goalkeeping coach Bruno Uchoa
Fitness coaches Djair Ferreira
Guilherme de Paula
Physiotherapists Cesar Prando
Giancarlo Fellipe
Massagist Jeova Rodrigues
Nutritionists Carol Bernardino
Kátia Bertuzzo

Last updated: 5 May 2020
Source: [1]

RivalsEdit

Noroeste main rivals are Marília and XV de Jaú.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (in Portuguese).
  2. ^ "Rodrigo Gomes é eleito novo presidente do Noroeste até 2022" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Luiz Carlos Martins é anunciado como técnico do Noroeste para a Série A3" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved May 7, 2020.

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