Santa Cruz Recreativo Esporte Clube

Santa Cruz Recreativo Esporte Clube, commonly known as Santa Cruz, is a Brazilian football team based in Santa Rita, Paraíba state. They competed in the Série C twice.

Santa Cruz
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Full nameSanta Cruz Recreativo Esporte Clube
Nickname(s)Santa Cruz de Santa Rita
Cobra do Canavial
FoundedApril 15, 1939
GroundTeixeirão, Santa Rita, Paraíba state, Brazil
Head CoachElinaldo Gomes


The club was founded on April 15, 1939.[1] They competed in the Série C in 1994 and in 1995, being eliminated in the Second Stage in both editions of the competition. Santa Cruz won the Campeonato Paraibano in 1995 and in 1996.[2]



Santa Cruz Recreativo Esporte Clube play their home games at Estádio Virgínio Veloso Borges, nicknamed Teixeirão.[1] The stadium has a maximum capacity of 5,000 people.[1]

Notable former playersEdit

Players that had international caps for their respective countries.


  1. ^ a b c Rodolfo Rodrigues (2009). Escudos dos Times do Mundo Inteiro. Panda Books. p. 99.
  2. ^ Placar Guia 2011 (1350-C): 94. January 2011. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)