Esporte Clube Santo André

Esporte Clube Santo André, commonly referred to as simply Santo André, is a Brazilian association football club in Santo André, São Paulo. They currently play in the Série D, the fourth tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Paulista, São Paulo's premier state league.

Santo André
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Full nameEsporte Clube Santo André
Nickname(s)Ramalhão ("Big Ramalho”, João Ramalho's nickname)
Founded18 September 1967; 55 years ago (1967-09-18)
GroundEstádio Bruno José Daniel
PresidentSidney Riquetto
Head coachMárcio Fernandes
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
Campeonato Paulista Série A1
Série D, 46th of 64
Paulistão, 8th of 16
WebsiteClub website

Santo André greatest rival is São Caetano, the other team in ABC region. The club's mascot name is Ramalhão ("Big Ramalho") after João Ramalho, the bandeirante who founded the city of Santo André in 1553.


Santo André was founded on 18 September 1967, by people that wanted to have a team in their city representing the professional football of the Municipality.

The first Santo André directorship was elected on 4 October 1967, and was composed by the following members: Newton Brandão, the President; Wigand dos Santos, Antonio Ferreira dos Santos and Hildebrando Mota Carneiro, the vice-presidents; Nelson Cerchiari and Durval Daniel, secretaries; Matheus Guimarães Jr. and João Manha, the treasurers.

The first official match of the club took place on April 8, 1968, at Américo Guazzelli stadium in a friendly match against Santos. Pelé did not play, but watched the game and participated in the festivities. Santo André won 2 - 1.

In 1984 Santo André were invited to play in Série A based on their State Championship performance. The team reached the third round (ranked 10th overall), but were not invited to compete the following year as the criteria changed.

Santo André next made headlines in 2003 when the team finished as runners-up to Ituano in Série C and thus were promoted to Série B.

In 2004, Santo André won their first national title when they defeated Flamengo in the Copa do Brasil final, gaining the right to compete in the following year's Copa Libertadores de América. Their first season in Série B was over before it started as the team was docked 12 points for playing an ineligible player. This meant at the time of the Copa do Brasil success their point tally on the local tournament was negative. The team recovered to comfortably avoid relegation.

In 2008 Santo André were runners-up to Corinthians in the Série B and thus earned promotion to Série A. After a hard-fought campaign Santo André were relegated back to Série B on the last day of the season.

The 2010 Paulista State Championship proved to be a highly successful campaign. The team finished second in the table behind Santos after a mid season seven match winning streak put them in a commanding position. In the playoffs Santo André overcame Grêmio Prudente, before facing the all conquering Santos team who had scored nearly 100 goals already in all competitions. The first game ended in a 3-2 victory for Santos despite Santo André having a man sent off. The second match on 2 May 2010, proved to be an epic encounter as Santo André leveled the tie in the first minute, before being pegged back. A thrilling game finally ended 3-2 to Santo André (5-5 on aggregate) and saw three red cards given to Santos, and one to Santo André. Despite hitting the post twice, Santo André could not break down a professional Santos rear guard action. Santos thus won the title due to their superior overall record.

Santo André slipped into free fall and were relegated to Série C in 2010 and almost relegated to the Série D in 2011.


Runners-up (1): 2008
Runners-up (1): 2003
2003, 2014
Runners-up (1): 2010
1975, 1981, 2008, 2016, 2019


As of 22 July 2020

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 Fabricio Santos
GK   BRA Ivan
GK   BRA Júlio Silva
GK   BRA Luis Augusto
DF   BRA Bahia
DF   BRA Buiú
DF   BRA Héliton
DF   BRA Marlon
DF   BRA Marquinhos
DF   BRA Mendes
DF   BRA Pedro Vitor
DF   BRA Rodrigo
DF   BRA Ricardo Luz
DF   BRA Willian Goiano
MF   BRA Danilo
MF   BRA Denis
MF   BRA Guilherme Garré
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Gustavo
MF   BRA Jocinei
MF   BRA Nando Carandina (captain)
MF   BRA Paulo Vinícius
MF   BRA Rodrigo Yuri
MF   BRA Rondinelly
MF   BRA Ruan
MF   BRA Vinicius
MF   BRA Vitinho
MF   BRA Vitinho Schimith
FW   BRA Branquinho
FW   BRA Dioran
FW   BRA Douglas Baggio
FW   BRA Fernandinho
FW   BRA Rafhael Lucas
FW   BRA Ramon
FW   BRA Vitor Carvalho
FW   BRA Wanderley
MF   BRA Carlos Jatobá (on loan from Sporting CP)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   BRA Eliandro (to EC São Bernardo)
MF   BRA Jhonson (to EC São Bernardo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Pereira (to Costa Rica-MS)
FW   BRA Matheus Santiago (to Portuguesa Santista)


Former coachesEdit


Santo André's stadium is Estádio Bruno José Daniel, inaugurated in 1969, with a maximum capacity of 18,000 people.

2004 Copa do BrasilEdit

Home Score Away
First Phase
Novo Horizonte (GO) 0–5 Santo André
Second Phase
Santo André 3–0 Atlético Mineiro
Atlético Mineiro 2–0 Santo André
Third Phase
Guarani 1–1 Santo André
Santo André 0–0 Guarani
Santo André 3–3 Palmeiras
Palmeiras 4–4 Santo André
Santo André 3–4 15 de Novembro
15 de Novembro 1–3 Santo André
Santo André 2–2 Flamengo
Flamengo 0–2 Santo André


  1. ^ Bittencourt, Dérek. "Sem Brunão, Ramalhão deve jogar no Canindé". Diário do Grande ABC (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved July 13, 2020.

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