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Madureira Esporte Clube

Madureira Esporte Clube, or Madureira as they are usually called, is a traditional Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro state, founded on August 8, 1914.

Full nameMadureira Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Tricolor Suburbano and Madura
Founded8 August 1914; 105 years ago (1914-08-08)
GroundAniceto Moscoso (Conselheiro Galvão),
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PresidentElias José Duba Neto
Head coachAntônio Carlos Roy
LeagueSérie D
Team photo from the 2007 season


Madureira was founded on August 8, 1914 as Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube.[1] The businessmen Elísio Alves Ferreira, Manoel Lopes da Silva, Manuel Augusto Maia and Joaquim Braia, among others, in 1932, wanted to found a strong club in Madureira neighborhood.[2] They contacted Uassir do Amaral, president of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube at that time.[2] In the same year, they tried to fuse Fidalgo and Magno Futebol Clube, but the partners of Fidalgo did not approve this.[2] After several assemblies, on February 16, 1933, the team was named Madureira Atlético Clube, and the foundation date was determined to be August 8, 1914 (the same foundation date of Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube).[2]

Madureira competed in the Federação Metropolitana de Futebol (Metropolitan Football Federation) state championship in 1939, winning the amateur competition and the Torneio Início, which is disputed by professional players.[1]

Madureira Esporte Clube was founded on October 12, 1971, after Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube, and Imperial Basquete Clube fused.[3] The foundation date was determined to be, again, August 8, 1914.[1]

Madureira beat Americano 1–0 on March 29, 2006, winning the Taça Rio for the first time, and qualifying to play the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro final against Botafogo.[4] In the final, played on April 2, 2006 and on April 9, 2006 the club was defeated in both legs, finishing as the competition runner-up.[5]


  • Taça Rio (2nd round of Campeonato Carioca): 2
2006, 2015

Stadium and real propertiesEdit

Madureira's home stadium is the Estádio Conselheiro Galvão, which has a maximum capacity of 10,000 people.[6]

30 (thirty) real properties are owned by Madureira. The income generated by these properties are used to pay the club's obligations, like the player's wages.[7]

Current squadEdit

As of January 25, 2018 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Douglas
  GK Lucão
  GK Jonathan
  DF Iván Cañete
  DF Rodrigo Baggio
  DF João Carlos
  DF Gustavo Henrique
  DF Edmário
  DF Renan
  DF Thiago Medeiros
  DF Henrique
  DF Filippe Formiga
  DF Danrlei
  MF Ramon Pereira
  MF Rezende
  MF Téssio
No. Position Player
  MF Luiz Henrique
  MF Léo Lima
  MF Keven
  MF Willian
  MF Walney
  MF Rafinha
  MF Leandro Carvalho
  MF Douglas Lima
  MF Luciano Naninho
  FW Ygor Catatau
  FW João Carlos
  FW Souza
  FW Derek (on loan from Artsul)
  FW Júlio César
  FW Zambi

Out to loanEdit

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

No. Position Player


The club's colors, blue, purple and yellow, represent, respectively, Fidalgo Madureira Atlético Clube, Madureira Tênis Clube and Imperial Basquete Clube.[1] Madureira's anthem was composed by Lamartine Babo, who also composed the anthems for the big clubs of Rio de Janeiro.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Mello, Sérgio (August 10, 2008). "Parabéns, Madureira" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Sports. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d "Madureira Esporte Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  3. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 1. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. pp. 200–201. ISBN 85-88651-01-7.
  4. ^ "Madureira leva Taça Rio e faz final com Botafogo" (in Portuguese). Jornal dos Sports. March 29, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  5. ^ "Com festa completa, Botafogo faz história" (in Portuguese). Pelé.net. April 9, 2006. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "Madureira Esporte Clube" (PDF) (in Portuguese). FFERJ. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 17, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  7. ^ "Sede Social" (in Portuguese). Madureira Esporte Clube. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  8. ^ "Um compositor, dez hinos" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 12, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2009.

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