Linhares Futebol Clube

Linhares Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Linhares, is a Brazilian football club from Linhares, Espírito Santo.

Full nameLinhares Futebol Clube
FoundedAugust 16, 2001; 22 years ago (2001-08-16)
GroundEstádio Joaquim Calmon
PresidentAdauto Menegussi
WebsiteClub website



The club was founded on August 16, 2001, after the Escolinha de Futebol Companhia de Craques, which was a football youth academy founded by Adauto Menegussi, became a professional football club.[1]

Linhares participated in its first professional competition in 2004, in the Campeonato Capixaba Second Division. The team was formed by young players, but they failed to reach promotion to the First Division.

The club played in 2005 for the second time in the second division and qualified to play the semifinal against GEL. In the first leg Linhares won 1–0 and in the second game Linhares and GEL drew 0–0 and thus the team was promoted to the first division in the state league.

Linhares Futebol Clube debuted in the Campeonato Capixaba First Division in 2006, finishing in third place.

In 2007, the club won its first title, which was the Campeonato Capixaba. Linhares beat Jaguaré in the final.[2] In the same year, the club competed in the Brazilian Championship Third Level.[3]

The club competed in the Copa do Brasil in 2008, the tournament that give a spot in the Copa Libertadores to the winner. Linhares played against Juventude-RS but after a 1–1 draw in first leg at home and a 0–0 in the second leg, they lost in the penalty shootout and were eliminated in the first stage of the cup. In the same year, for the second time, the club competed in the (campeonato Brasileiro serie C ) Brazilian Championship Third Level.

Linhares regularly participated in the Campeonato Capixaba between 2009 and 2016, making some good performances, Like vice -Championship in 2011 and 2014



First team


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

No. Pos. Nation Player

DF   BRA Wilker
DF   BRA Diego Brum
DF   BRA Vagner Amacio
DF   BRA Nayro
DF   BRA Bruno Morgan
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Igor Kapoor
MF   BRA James
MF   BRA Arthur Giovaneli
FW   BRA Suelki
FW   BRA Léo Dias


  1. ^ "Fundação do Clube" (in Portuguese). Linhares Futebol Clube official website. Archived from the original on May 11, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007.
  2. ^ "Espírito Santo State Championship 2007". RSSSF. May 17, 2007. Archived from the original on July 2, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007.
  3. ^ "Brazil 2007 Championship – Third Level (Série C)". RSSSF. December 6, 2007. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007.