Esporte Clube São Bento

Esporte Clube São Bento, commonly referred to as São Bento, is a Brazilian professional association football club based in Sorocaba, São Paulo. They currently compete in the Série D, the fourth tier of the Brazilian football league system, as well as in Campeonato Paulista, the top tier of the São Paulo state football league.

São Bento
Full nameEsporte Clube São Bento
Founded14 September 1913; 109 years ago (1913-09-14)
GroundEstádio Walter Ribeiro
PresidentAlmir Laurindo
Head coachPaulo Roberto Santos
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A1
2022Paulistão A2, 2nd of 16 (promoted)


On 14 September 1913,[1] shortly after a yellow fever epidemic in Sorocaba,[2] the club was founded as Sorocaba Athletic Club by Ferreira e Cia. horse tack factory employees.[3] On 14 October 1914, the club was renamed to Esporte Clube São Bento.[3] The club 's new name honors Saint Benedict, because São Bento's first games were played at the city's Saint Benedict's monastery.[2]

In 1953, São Bento professionalized its football section. On 10 June 1953, the club played its first professional match (Campeonato Paulista Second Level), against Ferroviária of Botucatu. São Bento won 4-2.[3]

In 1962, the club won its first title, the Campeonato Paulista Second Level, beating América (SP) in the final.[4]

In 1979, São Bento competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. The club was eliminated in the third stage, finishing in the 15th place.[5]

In 2001, the club won its second title, the Campeonato Paulista Third Level, finishing four points ahead of Atlético Sorocaba.[6] In 2002, São Bento won its third title, the Copa FPF, beating Jaboticabal in the final.[7]

São Bento reached the Semifinals in the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, but it was eliminated by CSA, in the first leg CSA won 2-0 and in the second leg São Bento beat its opponent 1-0.[8]

Current squadEdit

As of 4 April 2022[9]

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 Wellison
GK   BRA William
GK   BRA Zé Carlos
DF   BRA Diego Sacoman
DF   BRA Dogão
DF   BRA Douglas Mendes
DF   BRA Fellipe
DF   BRA Victor Pereira
DF   BRA Dênis Neves
DF   BRA Éder Sciola
DF   BRA Eliandro
DF   BRA Foguinho
DF   BRA Ruan
MF   BRA Bruno Formigoni
MF   BRA Lucas Lima
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Victor Bolt
MF   BRA Anderson Kunzel
MF   BRA Diogo Oliveira
MF   BRA Everton Dias
MF   BRA Gian
MF   BRA Kayan
MF   BRA Nenê Bonilha
MF   BRA Serginho
FW   BRA Bruninho
FW   BRA Cristiano
FW   BRA Fabinho
FW   BRA Francis
FW   BRA Marcos Nunes
FW   BRA Wilson Júnior
MF   BRA Carlos Jatobá



São Bento's home stadium is Estádio Municipal Walter Ribeiro,[1] inaugurated in 1978, with a maximum capacity of 12,525 people.[10]

Another stadium, named Estádio Humberto Reale is owned by the club,[11] and has a maximum capacity of 20,000 people.[12]

The club also trains at a training ground named Centro de Treinamento Humberto Reale.

Club coloursEdit

São Bento's colours are blue and white. The club's home kit is composed of a blue shirt, white short and blue socks.[12]


The club's mascot is a blue bird named Azulão wearing São Bento's home kit and carrying a bludgeon.[1]


The club is nicknamed Azulão, meaning Big Blue, and Bentão, meaning Big Bento or Big Benedict.[13]

Ultra groupsEdit

  • Torcida Uniformizada Falcão Azul
  • Torcida Uniformizada Sangue Azul
  • Torcida Uniformizada Tira Prosa


  1. ^ a b c (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube São Bento profile at Federação Paulista de Futebol official website Archived January 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 - Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  3. ^ a b c (in Portuguese) Club history at Esporte Clube São Bento's unofficial website Archived July 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 1962 Campeonato Paulista Second Level at RSSSF Archived December 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A at RSSSF Archived 31 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 2001 Campeonato Paulista Third Level at RSSSF Archived February 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ 2002 Copa FPF at RSSSF Archived April 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Fillipe Lima (September 18, 2016). "CSA é derrotado pelo São Bento pelo placar de 1 a 0, mas é finalista da Série D" (in Portuguese). Gazetaweb. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Profissional". EC São Bento. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  10. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Municipal Walter Ribeiro at Templos do Futebol
  11. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Humberto Realli at Templos do Futebol
  12. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube São Bento at Arquivo de Clubes
  13. ^ revistaplacar

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