Ferroviário Atlético Clube (CE)
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Ferroviário Atlético Clube, or Ferroviário as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Fortaleza in Ceará, founded on May 9, 1933. The team name means "railroad worker" in Portuguese.
|Full name||Ferroviário Atlético Clube|
|Nickname(s)||Tubarão da Barra (Barra's Shark)|
Ferrão (Big Iron)
Time Proletário (Proletarian Team)
|Founded||May 9, 1933|
|Ground||Vila Olímpica Elzir Cabral|
Estádio Presidente Vargas
|Capacity||4,200 (Elzir Cabral)|
20,268 (Presidente Vargas)
|Head coach||Marcelo Veiga|
|League||Campeonato Brasileiro Série C|
|Série C, 10th|
Home stadium is the Elzir Cabral stadium, capacity 8,000.
The club was founded after two amateur soccer teams, named Matapasto and Jurubeba fused, and after RVC (Rede de Viação Cearense, "Cearense Transit Net"), a railroad company, wanted to have a team playing in Campeonato Cearense. On May 9, 1933 the team was founded as Ferroviário Foot-Ball Club. The club changed its name to Ferroviário Atlético Clube after some time.
In 1937, Ferroviário won its first title, the Campeonato Cearense Second Division, being promoted to the following year's first division. In 1945, the club won its first state championship, the Campeonato Cearense, after beating Maguari 3-1 in the final. In 1968, Ferroviário won the Campeonato Cearense without losing a single match.
On December 6, 2005, a Ferroviário player, Alessandro, died during a training at Vila Olímpica Elzir Cabral.
There are several groups supporting Ferroviário, like:
- Torcida Falange Coral
- Ultras Resistência Coral
The team colors, as well as the logos and kits are very similar to São Paulo ones. Ferroviários's mascot is a shark.