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.
|Full name||Esporte Clube XV de Novembro|
|Founded||15 November 1913|
|Ground||Estádio Barão de Serra Negra|
|Head coach||Moisés Egert|
|League||Campeonato Paulista Série A2|
|2021||Paulistão 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.
On November 15, 1913, the club was founded as Esporte Clube XV de Novembro.
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.
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
As of January 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
XV de Piracicaba's home stadium is Estádio Barão de Serra Negra, inaugurated in 1965, with a maximum capacity of 26,528 people. In the 2nd Semester of 2007, the stadium has undergone a structural renovation in order to allow its safe use.
- Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
- (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba) at Arquivo de Clubes
- 1947 Campeonato Paulista Second Level at RSSSF Archived August 11, 2007, at archive.today
- Articles published in the Jornal de Piracicaba, by Cecílio Elias Netto
- 1977 Campeonato Brasileiro First Division at RSSSF Archived September 9, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
- 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro First Division at RSSSF Archived October 31, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- 1995 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C Archived February 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- https://web.archive.org/web/20101204122704/http://xvpiracicaba.com.br/?page_id=62. Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2011. Missing or empty
- (in Portuguese) Estádio Barão de Serra Negra at Templos do Futebol
- "XV de Piracicaba official website". Archived from the original on December 4, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2011.
- (in Portuguese) Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba) at Times Brasileiros Archived February 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
- (in Portuguese) XV de Piracicaba's Official Website