Esporte Clube Taubaté

Esporte Clube Taubaté, commonly referred to as Taubaté, is a professional association football club based in Taubaté, São Paulo, Brazil. The team competes in Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second tier of the São Paulo state football league.

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Full nameEsporte Clube Taubaté
Nickname(s)Burro da Central
Alvi Azul
Gigante do Vale
FoundedNovember 1, 1914
ChairmanEduardo Cursino
ManagerToninho Cecílio
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A2
2022Paulista A2, 14th of 16

The club's home colours are blue and white and the team mascot is a donkey.


The idea of founding a football club in Taubaté appeared when the football fans José Pedro de Oliveira, Jayme Tindal and Frederico Livrero had a meeting at Associação Comercial, and they decided to study the viability of founding a football club in the city. At that meeting they decided that the name of the club would be Sport Club Taubaté.[1]

On October 25, 1914, the colors of the club were chosen: blue and white. On November 1, 1914, the club was founded as Sport Club Taubaté.[1]

First matchEdit

The first match of the club was on December 25, 1914, against AA Palmeiras at Estádio da Praça Monsenhor Silva Barros (known also as Campo do Bosque) in Taubaté. The match ended with a defeat by 1–6. The players of Taubaté were Paulinho, Luiz Simi, Paiva; Synésio, Sérgio Areão, Hugo; Paulo Silva, Waldemiro, Renato Granadeiro (captain), Abreu and Jacinto. Irito also played.[2]



Youth teamEdit

  • Campeonato Paulista de Juniores - 2ª Divisão: 1
    • 1985


Taubaté has a fierce rivalry with São José. 1979 Campeonato Paulista second division final match was an epic match between them. Another rival of Taubaté is Guaratinguetá.

Symbols and colorsEdit

The club's mascot is a donkey, known as Burro da Central (burro means donkey in Portuguese). In 1954, the club played the Campeonato Paulista second division final against Comercial of Ribeirão Preto and fielded an ineligible player in the match. Because of this mistake, the press of São Paulo nicknamed the club Burro (Donkey) not just meaning for donkey but for being dumb because of this mistake.

The blue color of the club represents the infinity of the sky, and the white color represents peace.[1]

See alsoEdit

São José Esporte Clube and Esporte Clube Taubaté football rivalry


  1. ^ a b c Foundation at the official website Archived 2006-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "First match at the official website". Archived from the original on 2006-06-30. Retrieved 2006-08-06.

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