Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube

Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube, commonly referred to as Sampaio Corrêa, is a Brazilian professional club based in São Luís, Maranhão founded on 25 March 1923. It competes in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, the second tier of Brazilian football, as well as in the Campeonato Maranhense, the top flight of the Maranhão state football league.

Sampaio Corrêa
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Full nameSampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bolívia Querida (Dear Bolivia)
Tricolor de São Pantaleão (Tricolor of Saint Pantaleon)
Tubarão (Shark)
FoundedMarch 25, 1923; 99 years ago (1923-03-25)
PresidentSérgio Frota
Head coachLéo Condé
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Maranhense
Série B, 15th of 20
Maranhense, 1st of 8 (champions)
WebsiteClub website

The club's colors are yellow, green and red. Sampaio Corrêa's nickname is Bolivianos (meaning Bolivians) because its colors are similar to the Bolivian ones. The club is also nicknamed Tricolor de Aço (meaning Steel Tricolour). The club's mascot is a shark.

It has a fierce rival with Moto Club de São Luís which is considered one of the biggest in Brazil.


On March 25, 1923, the club was founded as Associação Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube. Abrahão Andrade was the Sampaio Corrêa's first president. The club is named after a seaplane called Sampaio Corrêa II, which visited the city of São Luís on December 12, 1922, and was commanded by two pilots, the Brazilian Euclides Pinto Martins and the American Walter Hinton. On April 26, 1925 the club played its first official match. Sampaio Corrêa beat Luso Brasileiro 1–0. The goal was scored by Lobo.

On December 17, 1972, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Second Division, after beating Campinense in the final. However, there was no promotion to the first division.

In 1997, the club won the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division, after beating Francana 3–1 in the last match, and was promoted to the following year's Second Division. In 1998, Sampaio Corrêa won the Copa Norte, beating São Raimundo-AM in the final. In the same year, the club reached Copa CONMEBOL's semi-final round. Sampaio Corrêa beat América de Natal in the first round, Deportes Quindío of Colombia in the second round, and was eliminated by Santos in the semi-finals.


Its home matches are usually played at Castelão stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 40,000 people.

Current squadEdit

According to the official website.[1]

As of 26 August 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 Carlos Eduardo
GK   BRA Jonathan Bráz
GK   BRA Luiz Daniel
GK   BRA Mota
DF   BRA Otávio (on loan from Flamengo)
DF   BRA Allan Godoi
DF   BRA Éder Lima
DF   BRA Joécio
DF   BRA Kanu
DF   BRA Nilson Júnior
DF   BRA Luis Gustavo
DF   BRA Watson
DF   BRA Yann
DF   BRA Alyson (on loan from Ceará)
DF   BRA Mascarenhas (on loan from Fluminense)
DF   BRA Zé Mário
MF   BRA Baraka
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Betinho
MF   BRA Ferreira
MF   BRA Márcio Araújo
MF   BRA Maurício
MF   BRA Mauro Silva
MF   BRA Pablo
MF   BRA Eloir
MF   BRA Guilherme Campana
MF   BRA Guilherme Teixeira
FW   BRA Diego Cardoso
FW   BRA Jackson
FW   BRA Jarro Pedroso
FW   BRA Jean Silva
FW   BRA Léo Artur
FW   BRA Pimentinha
FW   BRA Ygor Catatau (on loan from Madureira)
FW   BRA Wesley

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Manager Felipe Surian   Brazil
Assistant manager Rainer Oliveira   Brazil
Assistant manager Marcelo Mendes   Brazil
Assistant manager Rafael Gatti   Brazil


Winners (1): 1972
Winners (1): 1997
Winners (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2018
Winners (1): 1998
Winners (36): 1933, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1953, 1954, 1956, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022

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