Paulista Futebol Clube

Paulista Futebol Clube, or Paulista as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Jundiaí, in São Paulo, founded on 17 May 1909. They currently play in the Paulistão Segunda Divisão, the fourth tier of the São Paulo state league.

Full namePaulista Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Galo do Japi (Japi's Rooster)
Founded17 May 1909; 113 years ago (1909-05-17)
GroundEstádio Jayme Cintra
PresidentRogério Levada
Head coachOliveira
LeagueCampeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão
2020Paulista A3, 16th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Home stadium is the Jayme Cintra stadium, capacity 15,000. They play in black, white and red stripes, white shorts and socks.


In 1903, Companhia Paulista de Estradas de Ferro ("São Paulo Railroad Company") employees founded Jundiahy Football Club. In 1908, due to the lack of time of its members, Jundiahy Football Club folded. Supporters, sympathizers and players of the defunct Jundiahy founded Paulista Futebol Clube on 17 May 1909.

The team made its first participation in the Campeonato Paulista in 1926, in the amateur, LAF-organized championship. Paulista would subsequently participate in all four LAF championships, usually finishing in the lower rungs of the table, with the exception of the 1927 championship, where the team finished in third place. After that, Paulista only returned to the first level in 1969, and stayed there until its relegation in 1978.

Paulista would eventually return in 1985, only to be relegated in the following year. In 1993, with the downsizing of the first two levels, Paulista found itself relegated to the third level. In 1995, after securing promotion in the state league, Paulista, now under the name of Lousano Paulista, participated in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C for the first time, reaching the Round of 32. After reaching this round again in the following year, the team would suffer two consecutive first round eliminations in 1997 and 1998. In 1999, the team, now sponsored by Parmalat, changed its name to Etti Jundiaí.

The club would have its period of greatest success in the early 2000s. In 2000, the team pulled a strong performance in the Copa João Havelange's Green and White Module, reaching the third stage, only missing out on qualification for the module finals in the last round, and in the next year, followed that up with the title of the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 and the title in the Série C.

In 2002, the team participated in the last Rio-São Paulo Tournament, reaching 8th place, and in the second semester, reached the semifinals of the Série B, being eliminated by Fortaleza on a 3-8 aggregate score. However, in the following three years, Paulista wouldn't top these performances, consistently failing in reaching the Second phase, but it would have better successes in the state competitions, where it reached the Finals of the 2004 Campeonato Paulista, losing to São Caetano in the finals.

In 2005, the club won the Copa do Brasil, beating Fluminense in the final. In 2006, Paulista competed in the Copa Libertadores for the first time, being eliminated in the first stage by River Plate and Club Libertad, despite securing a 2 to 1 victory over the former. In the same year, the club narrowly missed out on promotion to the Série A, tying in points with América de Natal and losing only on number of wins.

In 2007, Paulista was relegated back to the Série C. Subsequently, the team failed in keeping itself in the Série C, after a first-phase elimination, but it continued in the Paulista first level until its relegation in 2013. The team was then relegated twice in a row between 2016 and 2017, reaching the fourth level for the first time, until being promoted back to the third level in 2019.

Club nameEdit

Founded as Paulista, the team had various names in the 1990s. In 1995, the name was Lousano Paulista. In 1999, with the support of Parmalat, the name of the team was Etti Jundiaí, since Paulista is the name of a Parmalat competitor. In 2002, the team lost the support of Parmalat and the name of the team became just Jundiaí. In 2003, the team name was changed back to Paulista Futebol Clube.

Name Period
Jundiahy Foot Ball Club[2]
Paulista Futebol Clube
Lousano Paulista Futebol Clube
Etti Jundiaí Futebol
Paulista Futebol Clube
  1. ^ "CNEF - Cadastro Nacional de Estádios de Futebol" (PDF). Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (in Portuguese).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Jundiahy Foot Ball Club is the predecessor to Paulista Futebol Clube. It is not the official beginning of Paulista Futebol Clube.


1919, 1921, 1968, 2001
1999, 2010, 2011


Paulista's stadium is Estádio Jayme Cintra, inaugurated in 1957, with a maximum capacity of 15,000 people.


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 Vinícius
DF   BRA Rodrigo Sabiá (on loan from Grêmio)
DF   BRA Diogo
DF   BRA Marcelo Xavier
DF   BRA Guigov
DF   BRA Eli Oséias
DF   BRA Anderson Barros
DF   BRA Diego Branca
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Bruno Octávio
MF   BRA Fábio Gomes
MF   BRA Fabrizzyo
MF   BRA Danilo Baia
MF   BRA Wellington
MF   BRA Bodini
MF   BRA Heberty
MF   BRA Dener
FW   BRA Carlão
FW   BRA Mike
FW   BRA Jorge Lopes
FW   BRA Maurício
FW   BRA Adelino

2005 Copa do BrasilEdit

Paulista won the Copa do Brasil 2005, playing the following matches:

Stage Match 1st Leg 2nd Leg
First Round Paulista - Juventude 1-0 1-1
Second Round Paulista - Botafogo 1-1 2-2
Third Round Internacional - Paulista 1-0 0-1 (2-4 pens)
Quarter-Finals Figueirense - Paulista 1-0 0-1 (1-3 pens)
Semi-Finals Paulista - Cruzeiro 3-1 2-3
Final Paulista - Fluminense 2-0 0-0

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