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Goiás Esporte Clube is a Brazilian sports club, best known for its association football team, located in Goiânia, Goiás state. It's the biggest club of the Central-Western. Goiás has won Brazilian's second tier Série B twice, also 28 Campeonato Goiano and 3 Copa Centro-Oeste. Goiás' football team has been a mainstay in premiere Brazilian league Série A and has been promoted to Latin America's Copa Libertadores twice and South America's Copa Sudamericana six times. Its main rival is Vila Nova. Goiás has a wide advantage in matches between the two teams.

Full nameGoiás Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Verdão (Big Green)
Esmeraldino (Emerald Green)
FoundedApril 6, 1943; 76 years ago (1943-04-06)
GroundEstádio da Serrinha, Goiânia, Brazil
PresidentMarcelo Almeida
Head coachClaudinei Oliveira
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Goiano
2018Série B, 4th (promoted)
Goiano, 1st
WebsiteClub website



On April 6, 1943, in a meeting among friends at Lino Barsi's home, Goiás Esporte Clube was founded. In 1973, the team was promoted to the first division of Campeonato Brasileiro. In 1998, the team joined the Clube dos 13 (Clube dos 13 is an organization composed by the greatest teams of Brazil). They won the Série B in 1999 and 2012.


Goiás' stadium is Serrinha, with a maximum capacity of 9,900 people. However, the club plays several matches at Estádio Serra Dourada, built in 1975, with a maximum capacity of 41,574 people.


In its first year of existence, it was said that Goiás had only 33 fans. It is currently the soccer club with the largest number of fans in Goiás, the North and Midwest regions of Brazil, according to a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute Placar,[1] Serpes, Fortiori and Pluri Consultoria..

Esmeraldino of Central Brazil was found to have the 16th largest number of fans in Brazil, with 1.6 million fans.



  • Força Jovem Goiás

Founded on May 23, 1997, from the extinction of the Green Hell, with the goal of creating an association of fans that really loved Goiás.Jovem Goiás fans managed to win the support and respect among all the emerald, thus becoming the most vibrant and passionate, which now has approximately 12,000 fans.

Headquarters SerrinhaEdit

Administrative Headquarters
Stadium Hailé Pinheiro
  • Serrinha Stadium (Stadium Haile Pinheiro): capacity: 9.900 spectators.
  • Gymnasium covered with capacity for 3,000 people.
  • Complete structure of concentration for the athletes.
  • 2 grasslands training for students of the Little School Sports Initiation.
  • A 25m swimming pool and indoor semi-Olympic heated for Sports Initiation.
  • Parking for 300 vehicles.
  • 2 sand courts for volleyball and lighted futvôlei.
  • Runs to 1-kilometer jogging.
  • Area available for conduct of parties.

Edmo Pinheiro Sports and Recreation CenterEdit

Park Anhanguera
  • 4 grasslands officers.
  • Changing rooms with custom closets (with photo of each player), air conditioning, showers, hot tubs, and special chairs.
  • Technical Committee room with computers, TV and DVD and meeting table, besides an exclusive locker room with shower and toilet.
  • Medical Department
  • Gym
  • Recreation area with kiosk and barbecue.
  • 3 soccer fields.
  • Lake natural.

The mini-forest with native trees.

  • Playground amusement.

Coimbra Bueno CenterEdit

Aparecida de Goiânia
  • Training Center.
  • Assistance to needy children in the south, and Goiânia.
  • Jogging track.
  • 200 grasslands.


Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (2): 1999, 2012
Runner-up (1): 1994
Winners (28): 1966, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Winners (3): 2000, 2001, 2002
Runner-up (1): 1990


Runner-up (1): 2010

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A recordEdit

Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position Year Position
1971 - 1981 24th 1991 15th 2001 10th 2011 -
1972 - 1982 33rd 1992 17th 2002 12th 2012 -
1973 13th 1983 7th 1993 26th 2003 9th 2013 6th
1974 21st 1984 14th 1994 - 2004 6th 2014 12th
1975 17th 1985 35th 1995 8th 2005 3rd 2015 19th
1976 30th 1986 23rd 1996 4th 2006 8th
1977 35th 1987 13th 1997 19th 2007 16th
1978 14th 1988 13th 1998 22nd 2008 8th
1979 7th 1989 10th 1999 - 2009 9th
1980 - 1990 10th 2000 10th 2010 19th

Copa Libertadores recordEdit

Year Position
2006 9th

Copa Sudamericana recordEdit

Year Position
2004 14th
2005 33rd
2007 13th
2009 12th
2010 2nd
2014 12th
2015 27th


Current squadEdit

As of 16 May 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 Marcos
2   DF Kevin
3   DF David Duarte
4   DF Rafael Vaz
5   MF Geovane
6   MF Yago Rocha (on loan from Vitória)
7   MF Renatinho (on loan from Mirassol)
8   MF João Afonso
9   FW Júnior Brandão (on loan from Ludogorets Razgrad)
10   MF Marlone (on loan from Corinthians)
11   FW Michael
13   DF Jefferson
14   DF Iago Pereira
15   DF Daniel Guedes (on loan from Santos)
17   FW Vinícius
18   MF Ratinho
19   MF Flávio
20   MF Léo Sena
No. Position Player
21   DF Nilson Loyola
22   FW Marcinho (on loan from São Bernardo)
23   GK Tadeu (on loan from Ferroviária)
25   FW Rafinha
27   DF Fábio Sanches
29   MF Gilberto Júnior
30   FW Leandro Barcia
33   DF Yago (on loan from Corinthians)
40   MF Madison
77   FW Kayke (on loan from Yokohama Marinos)
80   MF Miguel Figueira
86   DF Marcelo Hermes (on loan from Cruzeiro)
88   GK Marcelo Rangel
89   MF Giovanni Augusto (on loan from Corinthians)
94   GK Matheus
97   FW Giovanny (on loan from Athletico Paranaense)
98   MF Thalles
  DF Paulo Ricardo (on loan from Sion)

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
  GK Paulo Henrique (to Tupi-MG)
  DF Yago Rocha (to Aparecidense)
  MF Alisson Taddei (to Aparecidense)
  MF Léo Teles (to Aparecidense)
No. Position Player
  MF Liniker (to Aparecidense)
  MF Murilo (to Aparecidense)
  MF Péricles (to Tupi-MG)
  FW Ricardo Verza (to Drita)

Technical staffEdit



  1. ^ "Pesquisa: Goiás detém a maior torcida em Goiânia. Vila em segundo" (in Portuguese). Portal 730. August 18, 2009.

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