Esporte Clube São José

Esporte Clube São José, usually known as São José de Porto Alegre or simply as São José-PA, is a traditional Brazilian football club from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state.

São José
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Full nameEsporte Clube São José
Nickname(s)Zequinha (Little Zeca)
FoundedMay 24, 1913 (107 years ago) (1913-05-24)
GroundEstádio Passo D'Areia
PresidentÊnio Gomes
Head coachLeocir Dall'Astra
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Campeonato Gaúcho
Série C, 8th
Gaúcho, 6th
WebsiteClub website


On May 24, 1913, students of a Catholic school named Colégio São José founded the club as Sport Club São José. The club was named after the student's school.[1]

On June 22, 1913, São José beat Hilsfverein 2-0. It was the first match played by the club.[2]

On August 30, 1914, the club played its first official match, for the Campeonato da Cidade (City's Championship), against Fuss Ball Frisch Auf, owned by Sogipa. São José won 3-0.[2]

In 1963, São José defeated Riograndense and won its first title, which was the Campeonato Gaúcho Second Level.[3]




São José's stadium is Estádio Passo D'Areia, inaugurated in 1940, with a maximum capacity of 8,000 people.[4]


São José's biggest rival is Cruzeiro-POA.

Other sportsEdit

Besides football, São José also has other sports sections, such as basketball, bocce, futsal, and roller skating.[5]


The club is usually nicknamed Zequinha, meaning Little José.[2]


  1. ^ "Jovens católicos fundam o E.C. São José". Esporte Clube São José official website. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c "Esporte Clube São José". Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
  3. ^ "Championship of Rio Grande do Sul (Second Level) 1963". RSSSF. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
  4. ^ "Passo D'Areia". Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
  5. ^ "Esporte Clube São José official website's main page". Esporte Clube São José official website. Archived from the original on December 30, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2007.

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