Esporte Clube Pelotas

Esporte Clube Pelotas, more commonly referred to as Pelotas, is a professional football club based in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Founded in 1908, it plays in the Série D, the fourth tier of Brazilian football, as well in the Campeonato Gaúcho, the state of Rio Grande do Sul's premier state league, holding home games at Estádio Boca do Lobo, with a 23,336-seat capacity.

Pelotas
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Full nameEsporte Clube Pelotas
Nickname(s)Lobão (Big Wolf)
FoundedOctober 11, 1908; 112 years ago (1908-10-11)
GroundBoca do Lobo
Capacity18,000
PresidentLuis Aleixo
Head coachAntônio Picoli
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Gaúcho
2021Gauchão, 12th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Estádio Boca do Lobo

The club competed several times in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B and in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, and won the Campeonato Gaúcho in 1930. Esporte Clube Pelotas women's football team competed in the 2008 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on October 11, 1908, after two clubs from Pelotas, Club Sportivo Internacional and Football Club, merged.[1] In 1930, Pelotas won the Campeonato Gaúcho, beating Grêmio in the final.[2]

In 1983, Pelotas won the Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level.[3] In 1988, Pelotas competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B for the first time,[4] but was eliminated in the first stage.[5] In 1989, the club competed again in the Série B, being eliminated in the first stage again.[6]

In 1995, 1996 and in 1998, Pelotas competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C,[4] being eliminated in the first stage in all three seasons.[7][8][9] In 2003, the club competed again in the Série C, where they were eliminated by RS Futebol in the third stage of the competition.[10] In the same year, Pelotas competed in the Copa do Brasil, being eliminated in the cup's first round, by Guarani.[11]

In 2008, the club won the Copa FGF for the first time, after beating Cerâmica in the final,[12] thus qualifying to the same season's Recopa Sul-Brasileira,[13] and the following season's Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.[12] The club was eliminated in the Recopa Sul-Brasileira in the semifinals 2–0, by Atlético Sorocaba.[14]

AchievementsEdit

1930
Runners-up (5): 1932, 1945, 1951, 1956, 1960
2008, 2019
1983
2014
1913, 1915, 1916, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1981, 1996

Women's football teamEdit

Esporte Clube Pelotas women's football team competed in the 2008 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino, but was eliminated in the first round by Kindermann, of Caçador, Santa Catarina. In the first leg, the club was beaten 5–0,[16] then in the second leg the club was defeated again, 3–0.[17]

RivalsEdit

Pelotas's rivals are Brasil de Pelotas and Farroupilha. The first derby is known as Bra-Pel,[18] while the second derby is known as Far-Pel.[19]

StadiumEdit

The club usually plays its home games at Estádio Boca do Lobo, which is a stadium located in Pelotas, and it has a maximum capacity of 23,336 people.[20]

Current squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Bruno Hepp
2 DF   BRA Jefferson Sandes
3 DF   BRA Stevys
6 DF   BRA Elbér
8 MF   BRA Ademir
11 FW   BRA Gilian
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 GK   BRA Igor Rayan
13 DF   BRA Anderson Luis
14 MF   BRA Arthur
15 DF   BRA Gere Itaqui
25 FW   BRA Feliphe
1 GK   BRA Rafael Roballo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "História do Clube" (in Portuguese). Esporte Clube Pelotas official website. Archived from the original on January 18, 2009. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  2. ^ "Rio Grande do Sul 1930". RSSSF. August 2004. Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Rio Grande do Sul - 2nd Level 1983". RSSSF. May 19, 2000. Archived from the original on August 23, 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Esporte Clube Pelotas" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  5. ^ "Brazil 2nd Level 1988". RSSSF. September 2006. Archived from the original on December 10, 2007. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  6. ^ "Brazil 2nd Level 1989". RSSSF. November 22, 2006. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  7. ^ "Brazil 1995 Third Division". RSSSF. February 25, 2006. Archived from the original on February 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  8. ^ "Série C 1996". RSSSF. June 6, 2003. Archived from the original on November 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  9. ^ "1998 Brazilian Championship Série C (3rd Level)". RSSSF. August 3, 2005. Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  10. ^ "Brazil 2003 Championship - Third Level (Série C)". RSSSF. December 7, 2003. Archived from the original on April 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  11. ^ "Brazil 2003 Cup". RSSSF. July 11, 2003. Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  12. ^ a b "Pelotas é campeão da Copa Lupi Martins" (in Portuguese). Federação Gaúcha de Futebol. November 30, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2008.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Atlético Sorocaba encara o Pelotas pela Recopa Sul-Brasileira" (in Portuguese). Terra. December 4, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  14. ^ "Após Copa Paulista, Sorocaba está perto de outro título" (in Portuguese). Futebol Interior. December 5, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  15. ^ "Títulos" [Titles] (in Portuguese). Esporte Clube Pelotas. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "Kindermann vence por 5 a 0 na estréia do Copa do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Caçador Online. November 1, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  17. ^ "Kindermann confirma favoritismo e avança na Copa do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Caçador Online. November 6, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  18. ^ "Clássico Bra-Pel" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  19. ^ "Clássico Far-Pel" (in Portuguese). Clássicos do Futebol Brasileiro. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  20. ^ "Esporte Clube Pelotas" (in Portuguese). Federação Gaúcha de Futebol. Archived from the original on December 28, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2008.

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