Grêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube

Grêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube, commonly referred to as Audax, is a professional association football club based in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil. The team competes in Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second tier of the São Paulo state football league.

Audax
Logo: Grêmio Osasco Audax
Full nameGrêmio Osasco Audax Esporte Clube
FoundedDecember 8, 2004 (15 years ago) (2004-12-08)
GroundEstádio Prefeito José Liberatti
Capacity12,430
PresidentRenato Dos Santos Botega
Head CoachLuciano Quadros
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A2
2019Paulistão A3, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

The club was formerly known as Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube, PAEC and Audax São Paulo Esporte Clube.

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

Women's teamEdit

Their women's team debuted in the 2015 Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Feminino and then for two years put together a combined squad with Corinthians (called Corinthians Audax) and won the 2017 Copa Libertadores Femenina and the 2016 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pão de Açúcar Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  3. ^ "Virou moda! Sendas troca de nome e de cores" (in Portuguese). O Povo Online. July 14, 2011. Archived from the original on September 29, 2018. 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 May 10, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2011.

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