Pouso Alegre Futebol Clube

Pouso Alegre Futebol Clube, known as Pouso Alegre, is a Brazilian football club based in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais state. Founded in 1913, the club plays in the Campeonato Mineiro.

Pouso Alegre
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Full namePouso Alegre Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Dragão do Mandú
Dragão das Alterosas
Founded15 November 1913; 108 years ago (1913-11-15)
PresidentPaulo da Pinta
Head CoachEmerson Ávila
LeagueCampeonato Mineiro
2021Mineiro, 6th of 12
WebsiteClub website


Founded on 15 November 1913 as Pouso Alegre Football Club, the club only played their first match in 1928. After a period of inactivity, the club became professional in 1967, playing in the Campeonato Mineiro Segunda Divisão but being knocked out after a judicial decision.[1]

In 1983, Pouso Alegre won the Campeonato Mineiro de Futebol Amador, after previously winning the Copa Sul Mineira earlier in the year. In the following season, the club returned to a professional status, and won promotion to the Campeonato Mineiro in 1988 after a court intervention.[1]

In 1990, Pouso Alegre finished fifth in the year's Mineiro, the club's best-ever position in the tournament. Relegated to the Módulo II in 1992, the club played in that division until 1998 when they went into inactivity.[1]

Back in 2009, Pouso Alegre played one season in the Segunda Divisão (third level) before returning to inactivity. The club announced their return to the activities in 2017, and returned to a senior competition in the following year after finishing seventh in the Segunda Divisão.[1]

Pouso Alegre won the Segunda Divisão in 2019,[2] and achieved a second consecutive promotion in 2020 after winning the Módulo II.[3] In the 2021 Campeonato Mineiro, the club finished sixth and assured a place in the 2022 Série D, the club's first-ever national competition.[4]



  1. ^ a b c d "História" [History] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Pouso Alegre FC. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Pouso Alegre vence o Betim e é campeão da Segunda Divisão do Mineiro" [Pouso Alegre defeat Betim and is the champion of the Mineiro Segunda Divisão] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Real Publicação. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Pouso Alegre empata e conquista o Módulo II; Athletic segura o Betim e também garante o acesso" [Pouso Alegre draw and conquer the Módulo II; Athletic hold Betim and also assure promotion] (in Brazilian Portuguese). Hoje em Dia. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Da inatividade à Série D: Pouso Alegre coroa acessos e três títulos com vaga inédita no Brasileiro" [From inactivity to the Série D: Pouso Alegre crown promotions and three titles with unprecedented spot in the Brasileiro] (in Brazilian Portuguese). ge. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.

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