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Fortaleza Esporte Clube, usually known as Fortaleza, is primarily a football club, but is active in other sports such as futsal, handball and basketball. Fortaleza Esporte Clube is based in Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará, Brazil. The club was founded on October 18, 1918, emerged from an earlier club called Stella, under the name Fortaleza Sporting Club.[1]

Fortaleza
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Full nameFortaleza Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Leão (The Lion)
Tricolor
Rei Leão do Brasil
(King Lion of Brazil)
Clube da Garotada
(Club of Children)
Tricolor de Aço
(Steel Tricolor)
FoundedOctober 18, 1918; 100 years ago (1918-10-18)
GroundCastelão
Capacity63,903
PresidentMarcelo Paz
Head coachZé Ricardo
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Cearense
2018Série B, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Castelão (Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil)

Fortaleza is one of the most traditional[clarification needed] clubs in the Northeastern region of Brazil alongside Bahia, Vitória, Santa Cruz, Sport, Náutico and Ceará, its biggest rival, with less tradition in the state and which does not have any national title.

Club colors are red, blue and white.

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Current sponsorsEdit

Leão 1918 (in commemoration of the club’s centenary in 2018), MRV Engenharia, Cimento Apodi, Pro Tork, Unimed, and Governo do Estado do Ceará, Caixa.[citation needed]

StatisticsEdit

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo Santana dos Santos (27 goals), in 2005 and 2006
    • Player with most goals scored in a single tournament: Rinaldo (16 goals), in 2005
  • All divisions taken in consideration
    • Player with most goals scored: Rinaldo (43 goals); in 2004 (14), 2005 (16), 2006 (11) and 2008 (2)
  • Topscorers in national competitions (cups and leagues)
  • Best Série A right-back (Bola de Prata award): Louro, in 1974

MascotEdit

The team mascot is the Lion of Pici.

Structure of the clubEdit

The Fortaleza Esporte Clube has its headquarters in the district of Pici, which consists of the headquarters Manoel Guimarães, stadium Alcides Santos, indoor trophies, Hotel Ribamar Bezerra (used for concentration of athletes ), Otoni Diniz accommodation, dressing rooms, modern medical department .

StadiumEdit

Main site is Alcides Santos Stadium, with capacity for 8,300 people, but the team also plays in Castelão, which is up about 67,037 supporters and Estádio Presidente Vargas, which had a 20,600 capacity.

Past presidentsEdit

  • Alcides Santos
  • João Gentil
  • João César
  • Ney Rebouças
  • Aírton França Rebouças
  • Péricles Mulatinho
  • José Atanásio dos Santos
  • José Nestor Falcão
  • Osvaldo Azim
  • Ezequiel Menezes
  • Jorge Mota (1999-03)
  • Clayton Alcântara Veras (2004)
  • Ribamar Bezerra (2005–06)
  • Marcello Desidério (2007–08)
  • Lúcio Bonfim (2008–09)
  • Renan Vieira (2010)
  • Paulo Arthur Magalhães (2011)
  • Osmar Baquit (2012-2014)
  • Jorge Mota (2015-2017)
  • Luis Eduardo Girão (2017)
  • Marcelo Paz (atual)

Current squadEdit

As of 31 August 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Marcelo Boeck
2   DF Tinga
3   DF Juan Quintero
4   DF Roger Carvalho
5   MF Paulo Roberto (on loan from Corinthians)
6   DF Carlinhos
7   MF Edinho (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
8   MF Derley
9   FW Wellington Paulista
11   FW Osvaldo
12   GK Felipe Alves
13   MF Gabriel Dias
14   DF Nathan (on loan from Fluminense)
15   MF Felipe
19   MF Santiago Romero
20   FW Romarinho (on loan from Globo)
22   MF Felipe Araruna (on loan from São Paulo)
No. Position Player
23   GK Max
26   DF Jackson (on loan from Bahia)
27   MF Nenê Bonilha
28   MF Marlon
30   DF Bruno Melo
32   MF Mariano Vázquez
40   MF Tião
43   DF Diguinho
55   MF Juninho (on loan from Bahia)
86   FW Kieza (on loan from Botafogo)
91   FW Éderson
95   FW Felipe Pires (on loan from Hoffenheim)
96   FW Matheus Alessandro (on loan from Fluminense)
97   FW André Luis (on loan from Corinthians)
  GK Matheus Inácio
  GK Matheus Jesus

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
  MF Adenilson (on loan at América-RN)
  MF Madson (at CSA)
No. Position Player
  MF Sérgio (at Hercílio Luz)
  FW Dênis (at Piauí)

Technical staffEdit

AchievementsEdit

Football

 
League Cup Ceará 2010
2018
2019
1970
1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2019
  • Torneio Início do Ceará: 12
1925, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1948, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1977
  • Copa dos Campeões Cearenses: 1
2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortaleza". Albion Road. Retrieved November 23, 2011.

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