Mirassol Futebol Clube

Mirassol Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Mirassol is a Brazilian football club from Mirassol, São Paulo state.

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Full nameMirassol Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Leão da Alta Araraquense (Araraquense Highway Lion)
Founded1925; 95 years ago (1925)
GroundMunicipal José Maria de Campos Maia
Capacity14,534
ChairmanEdson Antonio Ermenegildo
ManagerMoisés Egert
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série D
2011Série D, 6th

HistoryEdit

On November 9, 1925, the club was founded [1] as Mirassol Esporte Clube.[2]

In 1960, another club was founded in the same city, Grêmio Recreação Esporte Cultura Mirassol. Both clubs became rivals until 1963, when they were playing in São Paulo State Championship Third Level.[2]

In 1964, Mirassol Esporte Clube and Grêmio Recreação Esporte Cultura Mirassol (usually nicknamed GREC) fused, and the new club was named Mirassol Atlético Clube.[2]

In 1982, Mirassol Atlético Clube folded, and the club was then renamed to Mirassol Futebol Clube.[3]

In 1997, Mirassol won its first title, the São Paulo State Championship Third Level, beating União Barbarense, Olímpia, and São Caetano in the final four group stage.[4]

In 2007, the club finished in second in its group in the São Paulo State Second Level semifinal stage, thus being promoted for the first time in club's history to São Paulo State Championship Top Level.[5]

AchievementsEdit

StadiumEdit

The club's home matches are usually played at Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia stadium,[6] which has a maximum capacity of 14,534 people.[7]

Club colors, mascot and nicknameEdit

Mirassol's colors are yellow and green.[6]

The club's mascot is a lion.[3]

Leãozinho, meaning Little Lion, is Mirassol's nickname.[2]

Current squadEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Veloso
  GK Rafael
  GK Marcos
  DF Matheus
  DF Alex Silva
  DF Eric
  DF Alex Flávio (on loan from Cruzeiro)
  DF Diogo Henrique
  MF Wendel
  MF Gilsinho
  MF Lucas
No. Position Player
  MF Lucas
  MF Romarinho
  MF Arnaldo
  MF Roberto Jacaré
  MF Luiz Fernando (on loan from Cruzeiro)
  MF Leandro
  MF Victor
  FW Serginho
  FW Wellington
  FW Tiago Fernandes Cavalcanti
  FW Henrique Dias

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Portuguese) Mirassol Futebol Clube at Arquivo de Clubes[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d Especial Placar – 500 Times do Brasil, São Paulo: Editora Abril: 2003.
  3. ^ a b Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001.
  4. ^ 1997 Campeonato Paulista Third Level at RSSSF Archived 2007-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ (in Portuguese) Guarani e Mirassol conquistam acesso à Série A do Paulista – Folha Online
  6. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Mirassol Futebol Clube at Times Brasileiros Archived 2007-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ (in Portuguese) Estádio Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia at Templos do Futebol

External linksEdit