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Figueirense Futebol Clube, also known as Figueirense (Portuguese pronunciation: [fiɡejˈɾẽsi]), is a Brazilian football club based in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. Their home stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, also known as Scarpelão, with a capacity of 19,584.

Full nameFigueirense Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Figueira (The Fig Tree);
Furacão (Hurricane)
Máquina do Estreito
(Estreito's Machine)
Alvinegro (White Blacks)
FoundedJune 12, 1921; 98 years ago (1921-06-12)
GroundOrlando Scarpelli, Florianópolis, Brazil
PresidentCláudio Vernalha
Head coachVinícius Eutrópio
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Catarinense
Série B
Catarinense, 1st
WebsiteClub website

In the state of Santa Catarina, Figueirense is the club that more often participated in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, with 17 holdings by 2016.


The club was founded as Figueirense Football Club on June 12, 1921. The club is named Figueirense after the neighborhood where it is located, in Centro neighborhood).[1] Figueirense means "from Figueira". Figueirense was one of the founders of the defunct Liga Catharinense de Desportos Terrestres, organized on April 12, 1923. In 1932 the team won their first state championship. From 1935 to 1937, Figueirense was three times in a row Catarinense champion. In 1939, Figueirense won again the state championship, that was end of the Golden Decade of the club.

In 1972, was the end of the 30-year state championship titleless period. In 1973, Figueirense was the first team of Santa Catarina state in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. In 1974, the team won Catarinense again.

In 1994, the 17-year state championship titleless period ended. In 1995, Figeirense was Torneio Mercosul champion (not to be confused with Copa Mercosur) at Santa Catarina. It was the club's first (and only) international title.

In 2001, the club was Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division runner-up, and was promoted to the following year's First Division. From 2002 to 2004, Figueirense was three times in a row Campeonato Catarinense champion. In 2008, Figueirense won the Copa São Paulo de Juniores for the first time after beating Rio Branco-SP 2–0 in the final. In the 2008 edition of Serie A, Figueirense finished in 17th place, being relegated to Serie B the following year.

In 2002, Rivaldo's and César Sampaio's company, called CSR Esporte & Marketing, and Figueirense signed a partnership. The company was responsible for the administration of the professional football of Figueirense. The partnership ended in 2004.

Some famous players who have played for Figueirense in the last decade are Edmundo, Loco Abreu, André Santos, Roberto Firmino, Filipe Luís, Cleiton Xavier, Felipe Santana, Michel Bastos and others.


First team squadEdit

As of 12 December 2018.[2]

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

No. Position Player
  DF Wesley
  DF Matheus Pereira
  MF Zé Antônio
No. Position Player
  MF Betinho
  MF Patrick
  MF Kauê
  MF Elias
  MF Guilherme Teixeira
  MF Gustavo Poffo

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  FW João Diogo (at Karpaty Lviv until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player

First-team staffEdit

Role Name
First Team Coach   Vinícius Eutrópio


Figueirense's stadium is Estádio Orlando Scarpelli, built in 1961, with a maximum capacity of 19,584 people. In 2005, Orlando Scarpelli became an all-seater stadium.


Runners-up (1): 2007
Runners-up (2): 2001, 2010
1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1972, 1974, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2018
Runners-up (7): 1950, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1993, 2012
1990, 1996
Runners-up (2): 1991, 1993


Period Name
1985   Zé Mário
1999   Cassiá
2000–2001   Valmir Louruz
2001   Roberval Davino
2002   Cabralzinho
2002   Muricy Ramalho
2003–2004   Dorival Júnior
2004–2005   Paulo Comelli
2005   Marco Aurélio
2005   Zé Mário
2005–2006   Adílson Batista
2006   Waldemar Lemos
2006–2007   Heriberto da Cunha
2007   Mário Sérgio
2007–2008   Alexandre Gallo
2008   Guilherme Macuglia
Period Name
2008   Mário Sérgio
2008–2009   Pintado
2009   Roberto Fernandes
2009   Márcio Araújo
2010–2011   Márcio Goiano
2011   Jorginho
2012   Branco
2012   Argel Fucks
2012   Hélio dos Anjos
2012   Márcio Goiano
2013   Adílson Batista
2013–2014   Vinícius Eutrópio
2014   Guto Ferreira
2014–2015   Argel Fucks
2015   René Simões
2015–2016   Hudson Coutinho
Period Name
2016   Vinícius Eutrópio
2016   Argel Fucks
2016   Tuca Guimarães
2016   Marquinhos Santos
2017   Márcio Goiano
2017   Marcelo Cabo
2017–   Milton Cruz


Since September 2002, Figueirense's mascot is an anthropomorphic fig tree named Figueirinha, which means Little Fig Tree. The mascot is usually depicted wearing the club's home kit.

National and International competitions recordEdit

First Division (Serie A)Edit

Year Position Year Position Year Position
1973 35th 2003 11th 2011 7th
1975 21st 2004 11th 2012 20th
1976 45th 2005 16th 2014 13th
1978 55th 2006 7th 2015 16th
1979 46th 2007 13th 2016 18th
2002 17th 2008 17th

Second Division (Serie B)Edit

Year Position Year Position
1980 32nd 2009 6th
1985 3rd 2010 2nd
1989 32nd 2013 4th
1989 32nd 2017 12th
1991 34th
2000 9th
2001 2nd

Third Division (Serie C)Edit

Year Position
1981 8th
1998 30th
1999 6th

Brazilian CupEdit

Year Position Year Position Year Position
1995 First Round 2004 First Round 2016 Third Round
1997 Second Round 2005 Quarterfinals 2017 First Round
1999 First Round 2007 Finals (2nd) 2018 Third Round
2000 Second Round 2009 Second Round
2001 First Round 2013 Third Round
2002 Round of 16 2014 Second Round
2003 Round of 16 2015 Quarterfinals

Sudamericana CupEdit

Year Position Year Position
2004 First Round 2012 Second Round
2007 First Round 2016 Second Round


  1. ^ RSSSF
  2. ^ "Figueirense FC squad". Soccerway. May 18, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.

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