Esporte Clube São José
|Full name||Esporte Clube São José|
|Nickname(s)||Zequinha (Little Zeca)|
|Founded||May 24, 1913|
|Ground||Estádio Passo D'Areia|
|Head coach||Rafael Jaques|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|Série D, 3rd (promoted)|
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.
On June 22, 1913, São José beat Hilsfverein 2-0. It was the first match played by the club.
São José's biggest rival is Cruzeiro-POA.
The club is usually nicknamed Zequinha, meaning Little José.
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- "Championship of Rio Grande do Sul (Second Level) 1963". RSSSF. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
- "Passo D'Areia". Templos do Futebol. Retrieved July 23, 2007.
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