Grêmio Esportivo Brasil

Grêmio Esportivo Brasil, also known as Brasil de Pelotas or Xavante, is a Brazilian football team in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul. It was founded on September 7, 1911. The club mascot is an Xavante Indian. The team wears red and black colors. The club has as nicknames Xavante, Rubro-Negro and Team of Warriors, due to its history of victories and classifications with the claw of its players. At the moment it contests the Series B of the Brazilian Championship and Gauchão Series A.

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Full nameGrêmio Esportivo Brasil
Time de Guerreiros (Team of Warriors)
FoundedSeptember 7, 1911; 108 years ago (1911-09-07)
GroundEstádio Bento Freitas (under renovation)
Capacity10,501 (22,500 after retirement)[1]
PresidentRicardo Fonseca
Head coachGustavo Papa
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Gaúcho
Gauchão, 10th
Série B, 14th
WebsiteClub website
Current season


The squad that won the Pelotas championship treble in 1919

Grêmio Esportivo Brasil was founded after a dispute between players and directors of Sport Club Cruzeiro do Sul, which was supported and managed by employees of Cervejaria Haertel. On September 7, 1911, the Brazilian Independence anniversary, the club was founded at Santa Cruz street, in the residence of José Moreira de Brito, father of one of the former members of Cruzeiro do Sul, after a meeting between him and the other former members. The colors chosen were yellow and green, which are the colors of Brazil. Later, the club changed its colors to red and black, after Clube Diamantinos, a defunct club. The colors were also changed because EC Pelotas, rival of Brasil has similar colors.

The greatest moment in the club's history came during the 1985 Brazilian League, when Brasil managed to reach the semifinals after moving past giants such as Flamengo. However, the club from Pelotas did not manage to defeat Bangu from Rio de Janeiro and ended up missing the glory of taking part in the final match.

The following years were not nearly as successful. Even though the club was frequently invited to take part in the Brazilian League due to their fanatic crowd, performances were usually disappointing. In the league of Rio Grande do Sul, the club spent a few years in the second division. In 2004, Brasil won the second division of the regional league, the first title in many years.

On January 16, 2009 the team bus plunged 130 ft into a ravine in Rio Grande do Sul when returning from a friendly match against Santa Cruz. Striker Claudio Milar, defender Regis and goalkeeping coach Giovani were killed in the accident caused by the driver losing control when making a turn, more than 20 others were injured.[2]


First-team squadEdit

As of 17 May 2019[3]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Marcão
  GK Carlos Eduardo
  GK Cléber Alves
  DF Héverton
  DF Leandro Camilo
  DF Nirley
  DF Ednei
  DF Jacone
  DF Bruno Aguiar
  DF Pará
  DF Bruno Santos
  DF Ricardo Luz
  MF Sousa
  MF Leandro Leite
No. Position Player
  MF Jatobá (on loan from Sporting CP)
  MF Marcinho
  MF Washington
  MF Diogo Oliveira
  MF Pereira
  MF Murilo Rangel
  MF Maicon Assis
  FW Fabrício
  FW Juba
  FW Douglas Baggio
  FW Branquinho
  FW Bruno Paulo (on loan from Corinthians)
  FW Daniel Cruz
  FW Rafael Grampola

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
  DF Douglas Assis (on loan to Sampaio Corrêa)
  DF Hélder Maurílio (on loan to Londrina)
No. Position Player
  FW Luiz Eduardo (on loan to São José)

Coaching staffEdit

As of 20 February 2018
Coaching staff
Head coach Clemer
Assistant coach Rubens Cardoso
José Leão
Gustavo Papa
Goalkeeper coach Alex Lessa
Head athletic trainer João Goulart
Supervisor Rafael Maydana
Analyst Marcos Zambiazi

Under-20 squadEdit

As of 17 May 2019[4]

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

No. Position Player
  GK Fernando Moro
  GK Marcelo Soler
  DF Daniel Silva
  DF Eduardo Domachowski
  DF Guilherme Silva
  DF Jacone *
  DF Tobia Bartz
  DF Leonardo Santos
  DF Antônio Nunes
  DF Noé Paim
  DF Lucas Sum
No. Position Player
  MF Gabriel Silva
  MF Igor Paulinely
  MF Lucas Porto
  MF Otávio Roloff
  MF Pedro Azevedo
  MF Rafael Nascimento
  FW Bruno Fernandes
  FW Bruno Sammario
  FW Cristian Fagundes
  FW Fabrício *
  FW Matheus Braga

(*) first-team squad


Current uniformsEdit

First uniform
Second uniform

Others uniformsEdit

  • 2017

(  Topper)

First uniform
Second uniform
  • 2016 - First semester

(  Kappa)

First uniform
Second uniform
  • 2015

(  Kappa)

First uniform
Second uniform
  • 2014 - Second semester

(  Kappa)

First uniform
Second uniform
Third uniform
  • 2014 - First semester

(  Dresch Sport)

First uniform
Second uniform
Third uniform
  • 2013

(  Dresch Sport)

First uniform
Second uniform
Third uniform
Fourth uniform
  • 2012

(  Kanxa)

First uniform
Second uniform


Brasil de Pelotas's home stadium is Estádio Bento Freitas, inaugurated in 1943, with a maximum capacity of 18,000 people.



  • Campeonato Gaúcho (1): 1919
  • Campeonato do Interior (10): 1919, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1963, 1968, 1983, 1984, 2014, 2015
  • Campeonato Gaúcho Segunda División (3): 1961, 2004, 2013
  • Regional do Campeonato Gaúcho (7): 1926, 1927, 1941, 1946, 1950, 1955, 1961
  • Copa Governador (1): 1972
  • Campeonato da Cidade de Pelotas (28): 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1937, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1977, 1982, 2004, 2006

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ (2018-02-03). "Após vistoria, Corpo de Bombeiros libera arquibancadas móveis para Brasil x Inter". Soccer. Globoesporte. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  2. ^ Associated Press (2009-01-16). "2 soccer players, coach die in Brazil crash". Soccer. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  3. ^ "Profissional" (in Portuguese). Grêmio Esportivo Brasil. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Brasil Sub20" (in Portuguese). Grêmio Esportivo Brasil. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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