Oeste Futebol Clube

Oeste Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as simply Oeste, is a Brazilian association football club based in Barueri, São Paulo. They currently play in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, the second division of the São Paulo state football league.

Oeste
Oeste FC Badge.svg
Full nameOeste Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Rubrão (Big Red)
Onça Rubro-Negra (Scarlet-Dark Jaguar)
Founded25 January 1921; 102 years ago (1921-01-25)
GroundArena Barueri
Capacity31,452
OwnerAparecido Roberto de Freitas
PresidentErnesto Francisco Garcia
Head coachFernando Marchiori
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Série A2
2022
2022
Série D, 31st of 64
Paulista A2, 3rd of 16
WebsiteClub website

Originally from Itápolis in São Paulo state, Oeste was founded on 25 January 1921.[1] They play in black and red shirts, black shorts and red socks.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1921 by two brothers from Rio de Janeiro.[1] One was a supporter of Flamengo, while the other was a supporter of Fluminense.[1] A training match against an amateur club from the municipality of Fazenda Itaquerê was set to decide if the club would be named Flamengo or Fluminense.[1] With a victory, the club would be named Flamengo, while if defeated the club would be named Fluminense.[1] The club beat their opponents 3–0, but adopted the name Oeste Futebol Clube, after the Center-West region of São Paulo state, while Flamengo's colors were chosen.[1]

The club competed in the Campeonato Paulista Série A1 for the first time in 2004, after winning the Série A2 in the previous season.[2] The club returned to the Série A1 in 2009, after being defeated by Santo André in the Série A2 final in 2008.[3] Oeste won the 2012 Série C after beating Icasa in the final.[4] In 2016, they sealed a partnership with Grêmio Osasco Audax, 2016 Campeonato Paulista A1 runners-up, for the 2016 Serie B, which included mixing players from both teams in one squad and playing home games at Audax's stadium in Osasco.[5]

In 2017, Oeste was relocated definitely to the city of Barueri,[6] since the Estádio Municipal dos Amaros wasn't allowed to host Série B matches due to its limitations,[7] and the City Hall of Itápolis, owners of the stadium, couldn't reach an agreement with the club.

SymbolsEdit

The club's mascot is a jaguar, named after one of the city's main rivers, Rio da Onça (Onça River), onça is Portuguese for jaguar.[8]

StadiumEdit

For most of their history, Oeste's home stadium has been the Estádio Municipal dos Amaros, which has a maximum capacity of 6,000 people.[9] In 2016 they played their home games at Prefeito José Liberatti, located in Osasco.[9] From 2017 onwards, they play at the Arena Barueri, in Barueri.

Current squadEdit

As of 1 February 2022

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 Alexandre Joabe
GK   BRA Fernando Henrique
GK   BRA Rodolfo
DF   BRA Afonso
DF   BRA Alan
DF   BRA Diego Jussani
DF   BRA Favorito
DF   BRA Thiago Silva
DF   BRA Daniel Vançan
DF   BRA Jefferson Feijão
DF   BRA Matheus Índio
MF   BRA Brunão
MF   BRA Bruno Duarte
MF   BRA Bruno Lima
MF   BRA Diogo
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Gabriel da Motta
MF   BRA Gustavo Hebling
MF   BRA Léo Ceará
MF   BRA Raphael
MF   BRA Raphael Luz
MF   BRA Sérgio Mota
MF   BRA Walfrido
FW   BRA Bruno Gonçalves
FW   BRA Bruno Lopes
FW   BRA De Paula
FW   BRA Kauã
FW   BRA Lucas Douglas
FW   BRA Tite
FW   BRA Werik Popó

AchievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Oeste Futebol Clube – História" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "Oeste Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Santo André bate Oeste e conquista título da A-2" (in Portuguese). Placar. June 1, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Oeste vence Icasa, é campeão da Série C e salva honra de paulistas". ESPN Estadão (in Portuguese). December 1, 2012. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Presidente do Oeste confirma parceria com Audax e fala em elenco mesclado" (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Sem estádio em Itápolis, Oeste troca de cidade e passa a jogar em Barueri". Globoesporte (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Estádio dos Amaros tem novo projeto, mas Oeste segue longe de Itápolis" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Oeste Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Estádio Prefeito José Liberatti" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.

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