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Grêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube

Grêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube, commonly known as Audax São Paulo, or simply as Audax, is a Brazilian football club based in Osasco, São Paulo state. The club was formerly known as Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube, PAEC and Audax São Paulo Esporte Clube.

Audax
Logo: Grêmio Osasco Audax
Full nameGrêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube
FoundedDecember 8, 2004 (14 years ago) (2004-12-08)
GroundEstádio José Liberatti, Osasco, São Paulo state, Brazil
Capacity12,430
PresidentVampeta
Head CoachLuciano Quadros
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as a city of São Paulo-based club on December 8, 2004 as Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube, playing their first professional game on April 7, 2007, against Jabaquara, for the Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão.[1] They won the Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão in 2008, after beating Batatais in the final.[2]

Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube was renamed to Audax São Paulo Esporte Clube on July 17, 2011, adopting a new logo and new kits. The owner of the club, Grupo Pão de Açúcar, changed the club's name to bring the team closer to its supporters.[3]

The club was sold on September 22, 2013 to Mário Teixeira, president of Bradesco and vice-president of Grêmio Osasco, renamed to Grêmio Osasco Audax and moved to Osasco.[4]

In his little time after having changed from the city, the team controlled by Fernando Diniz surprised to eliminate major clubs, such as the São Paulo and Corinthians in the Campeonato Paulista.[5] With its form engaging to play and until the number of play ugly. players as Tchê Tchê, Camacho, Bruno Paulo and other stood out and came up to the end of the State where he was vice after losing the final for the Santos.

After the brilliant campaign in Paulistão, the club has a partnership with Oeste in dispute the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, where otherwise disposed in addition to Fernado Diniz, a good part of the players.[6]

AchievementsEdit

StadiumEdit

Grêmio Audax Osasco plays they home games at Estádio José Liberatti. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 12,430.

Audax São Paulo Esporte Clube, until 2014, played their home games at Estádio Nicolau Alayon. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 9,660 people.[7]

The club, until 2011, played their home games at Estádio Conde Rodolfo Crespi, nicknamed Estádio Rua Javari.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 4,000 people.[7]

Current squadEdit

As of 14 January 2017

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

No. Position Player
  GK Felipe Alves
  GK Gabriel Miotti
  GK Jeferson Romário
  DF Eduardo
  DF Francis
  DF Savio
  DF Velicka
  MF Betinho (on loan from Oeste)
  MF Danielzinho (on loan from Coimbra-MG)
  MF Denilson
  MF Diego Lorenzi
  MF Gabriel Leite (on loan from Palmeiras)
  MF Gustavo Marmentini (on loan from Atlético-PR)
No. Position Player
  MF Léo Cereja (on loan from Ponte Preta)
  MF Magal
  MF Marquinhos (on loan from Santos FC)
  MF Pedro Carmona
  MF Rafinha
  FW Hugo
  FW Léo Artur
  FW Marco Damasceno
  FW Marcus Vinícius (on loan from Oeste)
  FW Rafinha Santos
  FW Ytalo (on loan from São Paulo FC)

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 Paulo Roberto (on loan to Corinthians)
  MF Matheus Vargas (on loan to Kerkyra)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "Virou moda! Sendas troca de nome e de cores" (in Portuguese). O Povo Online. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Grupo Pão de Açúcar vende Audax para Osasco". Exame (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Fernando Diniz e o estilo Bielsa tem condições ideais no Audax. Funcionaria em time grande?". Felipe Lobo - Trivela. April 24, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sob o comando de Fernando Diniz, Audax e Oeste se unem por série B". Folha de S.Paulo. May 18, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2011.

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