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Esporte Clube São Bento, usually known simply as São Bento, is a traditional Brazilian football club from Sorocaba, São Paulo state.

São Bento
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Full nameEsporte Clube São Bento
Nickname(s)Azulão
Bentão
Founded14 September 1913; 106 years ago (1913-09-14)
GroundWalter Ribeiro
Humberto Reale
Capacity12,525 (Walter Ribeiro)
20,000 (Humberto Reale)
PresidentMárcio Rogério Dias
Head coachMarquinhos Santos
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Paulista

HistoryEdit

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 ponts 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 22 May 2018[9]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Cléber Alves
  GK Henal
  GK Rodrigo Viana
  DF Aislan
  DF Douglas Assis
  DF Ewerton Páscoa
  DF João Paulo
  DF Marcelo Cordeiro
  DF Lucas Farias
  DF Luizão
  DF Moraes
  DF Niltinho
  DF Paulinho
  DF Rogério
  MF Alaor
  MF Cassinho
No. Position Player
  MF Dodô
  MF Doriva
  MF Diogo Oliveira
  MF Dudu Vieira
  MF Celsinho
  MF Fábio Bahia
  MF Maicon Souza
  MF Rennan Oliveira
  FW Alecsandro
  FW Bruno Nunes
  FW Everaldo
  FW Lucas Crispim
  FW Lúcio Flávio
  FW Marcelinho
  FW Ronaldo
  FW Zé Roberto (on loan from Bahia)

TitlesEdit

StadiumEdit

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]

MascotEdit

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

NicknameEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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