Madureira Esporte Clube

Madureira Esporte Clube, usually abbreviated to Madureira, is a Brazilian football team based in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in the neighbourhood of Madureira. The team compete in Campeonato Carioca, the top tier of the Rio de Janeiro state football league.

Full nameMadureira Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Tricolor Suburbano (Suburban Tricolor)
Founded8 August 1914; 107 years ago (1914-08-08)
GroundEstádio Conselheiro Galvão
PresidentElias José Duba Neto
Head coachAlfredo Sampaio
LeagueCampeonato Carioca
2020Carioca, 6th
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.[citation needed] The income generated by these properties are used to pay the club's obligations, like the player's wages.[7]

Current squadEdit

As of March 31, 2021 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   BRA Felipe Lacerda
2 DF   BRA Rhuan
3 DF   BRA Edmário
4 DF   BRA Maurício Barbosa
5 MF   BRA Victor Feitosa
6 DF   BRA Juninho
7 FW   BRA Bruno Santos
8 MF   BRA Humberto
9 FW   BRA Luiz Paulo
10 MF   BRA Nivaldo
11 FW   BRA Sillas
12 GK   BRA Lucão
13 DF   BRA Bruno Oliveira
14 DF   BRA Pedro Cavalini
15 MF   BRA Eberson
16 DF   BRA Izaldo
17 MF   BRA Marcílio
18 MF   BRA Caique Valdivia
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   BRA Gutemberg
20 FW   BRA Natan
21 FW   BRA Sampaio
22 FW   BRA Messias
GK   BRA Davi
GK   BRA Guilherme Cabo
DF   BRA Marcão
DF   BRA Campestrini
DF   BRA Breno Calixto
DF   BRA Eisy
MF   BRA Leonardo Teixeira
MF   BRA Felipe Dias
MF   BRA Rodrigo Yuri
MF   BRA Yan Tanque
FW   BRA Elias
FW   BRA Léo Loureiro
FW   HAI Jean Filder
FW   BRA Wander


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. Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  8. ^ "Um compositor, dez hinos" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 12, 2007. Retrieved February 24, 2009.

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