Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube

Sampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube, usually known as Sampaio Corrêa, is a Brazilian association football club from São Luís, Maranhão state, founded on March 25, 1923.

Sampaio Corrêa
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Full nameSampaio Corrêa Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Bolívia Querida (Honey Bolivia)
Tricolor de São Pantaleão
FoundedMarch 25, 1923 (96 years ago) (1923-03-25)
PresidentSérgio Frota
Head coachJoão Brigatti
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série B
Campeonato Maranhense
Série C, 2nd (promoted)
Maranhense, 3rd
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.


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

Current squadEdit

According to the official website.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Jean
  GK Naylson
  GK Rodrigo Ramos
  DF Alex Baiano
  DF Breno
  DF Éder
  DF Guilherme Lucena
  DF Itapera
  DF Mimica
  DF Paulo Sergio
  DF Rafael Estevam
  DF Ruhan
  DF Uirá Marques
  DF Wágner Fogolari
  MF Carlos Copetti
No. Position Player
  MF Cleitinho
  MF Daniel Barros
  MF Diego Lorenzi
  MF Enercino
  MF Fernandinho
  MF Hiltinho
  MF Tássio
  FW Edgar
  FW Felipe Costa
  FW Felipe Paulista
  FW Henrique
  FW Pimentinha
  FW Thiago Santos

First-team staffEdit

Position Name Nationality
Coach Marcinho Guerreiro   Brazil

Ultra groupsEdit

  • Mancha Tricolor
  • Sangue Tricolor
  • Torcida Tradicional Tubarões da Fiel
  • Fiel Tricolor

External linksEdit