Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba)

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

XV de Novembro
Esporte Clube XV de Piracicaba-SP logo.svg
Full nameEsporte Clube XV de Novembro
Nhô Quim
Founded15 November 1913; 108 years ago (15 November 1913)
GroundEstádio Barão de Serra Negra
PresidentRodolfo Geraldi
Head coachMoisés Egert
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A2
2021Paulistão A2, 8th of 16

The club was founded in 1913 and its most famous President was Romeu Italo Ripoli.


During the 1910s, there were two important amateur football clubs in Piracicaba, Vergueirense, owned by Pousa family, and 12 de Outubro, owned by Guerrini family. In October 1913, the clubs' owners decided to merge both clubs. Captain Carlos Wingeter, of the Brazilian National Guard and who was also a dental surgeon, was appointed as the new club's first president. He accepted the task only if the club was named XV de Novembro (November 15), after the Brazilian Proclamation of Republic day.[1]

On November 15, 1913, the club was founded as Esporte Clube XV de Novembro.[2]

In 1943, XV de Piracicaba won its first title, which was the Campeonato Paulista Second Level, finishing one point ahead of Taubaté.[3]

In 1964, Romeu Italo Ripoli took the XV on a tour through Europe and Asia. At that time, Brazil was already two-time world champion and only Santos and Botafogo made this type of trip. The team played in Sweden, Poland, Germany (Western and Eastern division of the season), Denmark and, at the height of Cold War , in the then Soviet Republics of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.[4]

In 1976, at the second term of Ripoli's presidency, the club finished second in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1, second only to Palmeiras.

In 1977, the club disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro First Division for the first time, finishing in the 22nd position, ahead of clubs like Internacional, Fluminense and Atlético Paranaense.[5]

In 1979, XV de Piracicaba disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro First Division for the second time, finishing in the 13th position, ahead of clubs such as Fluminense and Botafogo.[6]

In 1995, the club won its first national title, which was the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, beating Volta Redonda of Rio de Janeiro state in the final.[7]

In 2011, XV de Piracicaba was Série A2 champion after beating Guarani on penalty shoot outs after a draw score of 2–2 on the regular and extra time and gained again access to the São Paulo State First Division (Série A1) after 16 years.

In 2016, XV de Piracicaba was relegated from the São Paulo State First Division (Série A1) after 4 seasons in the top flight of the state competition. In the second semester of 2016, XV de Piracicaba won the Copa Paulista (one of top divisions of teams in who don't play in the top 4 leagues of the Brazilian Championship) for the first time in the club's history being awarded a spot in the Série D of the Brazilian Championship in 2017.


Runners-up (1): 1976
1947, 1948, 1967, 1983, 2011
1931, 1932

Current squadEdit

As of January 2015[8]

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 Diogo Silva (on loan from Vasco)
GK   BRA Mateus
GK   BRA Ramon Azevedo
GK   BRA Roberto
DF   BRA Airton
DF   BRA Ednei
DF   BRA Fabiano
DF   BRA Fernandes
DF   BRA Leonardo Luiz
DF   BRA Rodrigo
DF   BRA Wescley
DF   BRA Zelão
MF   KOR Chico
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Clayton
MF   BRA Diego Silva
MF   BRA Elias
MF   BRA Juliano
MF   BRA Renan Foguinho
MF   BRA Danilo Sacramento
FW   BRA Bruninho (on loan from Flamengo)
FW   BRA Celsinho
FW   BRA Daniel Bueno
FW   BRA David Batista (on loan from Gil Vicente)
FW   BRA Henrique
FW   BRA Roni (on loan from São Paulo FC)
FW   BRA Tiago


XV de Piracicaba's home stadium is Estádio Barão de Serra Negra,[2] inaugurated in 1965, with a maximum capacity of 26,528 people.[9] In the 2nd Semester of 2007, the stadium has undergone a structural renovation in order to allow its safe use.[10]


XV de Piracicaba's mascot is Nhô Quim,[11] created by Edson Rontani, and portraits the typical Piracicaban supporter.[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  2. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba) at Arquivo de Clubes
  3. ^ 1947 Campeonato Paulista Second Level at RSSSF Archived August 11, 2007, at
  4. ^ Articles published in the Jornal de Piracicaba, by Cecílio Elias Netto
  5. ^ 1977 Campeonato Brasileiro First Division at RSSSF Archived September 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro First Division at RSSSF Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ 1995 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Archived February 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Barão de Serra Negra at Templos do Futebol
  10. ^ "XV de Piracicaba official website". Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
  11. ^ (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba) at Times Brasileiros Archived February 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.

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