Pinheiro Atlético Clube

Pinheiro Atlético Clube, simply known as Pinheiros, is a Brazilian football club based in Pinheiro, Maranhão state. Founded in 1989, they currently play in the Campeonato Maranhense.

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Full namePinheiro Atlético Clube
Nickname(s)Búfalo da Baixada
Founded1 April 1989; 33 years ago (1989-04-01)
GroundEstádio Municipal Costa Rodrigues
PresidentFilemon Guterres[1]
Head coachJoão Carlos Ângelo
LeagueCampeonato Maranhense
2021Maranhense, 3rd


Founded on 1 April 1989, Pinheiro played in the 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 editions of Campeonato Maranhense before going into inactivity. The club returned to an active status only in 2016, playing in the Maranhense Segunda Divisão, where they lost the title and the promotion to Americano.

After finishing in the last position in the 2017 second division, Pinheiro won promotion as champions in 2018, finishing the tournament undefeated.[2] The club remained in the first division in the following years, after finishing fifth and six in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

In the 2021 edition of the Maranhense, Pinheiro reached the semifinals and were knocked out on penalties by eventual champions Sampaio Corrêa, finishing third in the competition.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Pinheiro Atlético Clube se despede desta temporada de jogos com foto oficial e encontro com a torcida" [Pinheiro Atlético Clube bid farewell from matches this season with an official picture and meeting with the supporters] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Pinheiro. 13 May 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Pinheiro é campeão invícto da Série B do Maranhense 2018" [Pinheiro is the undefeated champion of the 2018 Maranhense Série B] (in Brazilian Portuguese). G7. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2021.