Sport Club do Recife

Coordinates: 8°3′46.63″S 34°54′10.73″W / 8.0629528°S 34.9029806°W / -8.0629528; -34.9029806

Sport Club do Recife (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈspɔɾti ˈklub du ʁeˈsifi]; known as Sport and Sport Recife, abbreviated as SCR) is a Brazilian sports club, located in the city of Recife, in the state of Pernambuco. It was founded on May 13, 1905, by Guilherme de Aquino Fonseca, who lived for many years in England, where he studied at Cambridge University.

Sport Recife
Sport Club Recife.svg
Full nameSport Club do Recife
Nickname(s)Leão (Lion),
Papai da Cidade (Daddy of the City),
O Leão da Ilha (The Lion of the Island),
O Leão do Norte (The Lion of the North),
O Leão da Praça da Bandeira (The Lion of the Flag Square),
O Supertime da Ilha (The Superteam of the Island) (supporters)
Founded13 May 1905 (115 years ago) (1905-05-13)
as Sport Club do Recife
GroundIlha do Retiro
PresidentMilton Bivar
Head coachDaniel Paulista
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Pernambucano
2019Série B, 2nd (promoted)
Pernambucano, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season
A match between Sport Recife and Palmeiras in Brasileirão 2007.

In football, the club has won six CBD/CBF titles, including three national and three regional. Its greatest achievements are the 1987 Brazilian Championship and 2008 Brazil Cup. In addition to professional football, the club also participates in women's football and Olympic sports, such as rowing, swimming, hockey, basketball, futsal, volleyball, table tennis, taekwondo, judo and athletics.

It has a historic rivalry with Náutico, where matches between the two are known as the Clássico dos Clássicos, this being the third oldest derby in the country. The derby against Santa Cruz is called the Clássico das Multidões, while the derby with América-PE is called the Clássico dos Campeões.


Foundation and early yearsEdit

Sport Club do Recife was founded in May 1903 by Guilherme de Aquino Fonseca, a member of a wealthy family in Pernambuco who found a love for football while studying engineering at the University of Cambridge. The club were the first recorded football club in the state of Pernambuco. Sport played their first match in 1905, drawing 2-2 against a team called English Eleven, a team formed by employees working for English companies in Recife.

The Campeonato Pernambucano was established in 1916, and Sport won the competition's first two titles.

1905 Sport's team

Second republic and military government yearsEdit

Invitation to the first game of the Lion

Sport Recife celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1955 by winning their 15th state title.

As a result of a dispute with the Federação Pernambucana de Futebol (FPF), Sport did not participate in the 1978 Campeonato Pernambucano.

National championsEdit

Émerson Leão led the successful 1987 campaign with Sport.

The 1987 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A resulted in Sport's first national title.[citation needed] After topping group B in both the 1st and 2nd rounds Sport beat Bangu 5-4 on aggregate in the semi-final, and then Guarani 3-2 in the final. They qualified for the 1988 Copa Libertadores, but failed to qualify for the next stages of the competition, finishing in 15th place overall.

Sport Club do Recife won the 1990 Série B. They drew 1-1 on aggregate with Atlético Paranaense in the final, but were awarded the title due to their better record across the season. Led by Givanildo Oliveira, Sport won the 1st Copa do Nordeste, beating hosts CRB-AL on penalties after a draw in normal time by 0–0.

Juninho, Leão revelation, who would later become an idol.

21st centuryEdit

In 2000, Sport won the Copa do Nordeste for the 2nd time, this time under the command of coach Celso Roth after a 2–2 draw against Vitória, again winning the title due to a superior record.

In 2006, after five years in Série B (the Brazilian second division), Sport Club do Recife finished second. Sport had the same number of points as state rivals Náutico, but a better goal difference, and were promoted to Série A.

Sport became the first club from Northeastern Brazil to win the Copa do Bras, beating Corinthians on away goals in the 2008 final. Sport contested its second Copa Libertadores, finishing top of a group containing LDU, Colo-Colo and Palmeiras. They were drawn against Palmeiras in the next round, but were defeated on penalties, after drawing 1-1 on aggregate. In the second half of 2009, Sport disputed the Brasileirão, but could not repeat the excellent 1st half, finishing the race in last place, being demoted to Série B.

After a poor first half, O Leão da Ilha returned to Série A in 2011. Over the season the club had three different managers - Helio dos Anjos, Mazola Júnior, and PC Gusmão. Sport inherited a spot in the 2013 Copa Sudamericana by regulation of CBF towards the remnants of the Copa do Brasil. As the club had not planned to dispute it, it was not too far in its 1st participation. Leão were eliminated by Libertad of Paraguay with two losses in the 2nd phase, after eliminating Náutico. The only success of Leão this season was the return to Serie A in 2014 and the approval of the Sport's Arena project.

In 2014 Sport won their third Copa do Nordeste, 40th Campeonato Pernambucano, and campaigned in the Brasileirão, finishing in 11th place and ensuring a place in the Copa Sudamericana.



1994, 2000, 2014


1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1928, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2019
1998, 2003, 2007

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of 7 March 2020

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Mailson
2   DF Patrick
3   DF Cleberson
5   MF Ronaldo Henrique
6   DF Iago Maidana (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
7   FW Ronaldo Silva
8   MF Willian Farias
9   FW Hernane
10   MF Lucas Mugni
11   FW Leandro Barcia
12   DF Sander (captain)
14   FW Bruninho (on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
15   DF Rafael Thyere (on loan from Grêmio)
16   MF Jonathan Gómez
17   FW Philip
18   MF Betinho
19   FW Élton
No. Position Player
21   MF Rithely
23   DF Raul Prata
27   GK Luan Polli
28   MF João Igor
33   FW Marquinhos (on loan from Corinthians)
34   DF Adryelson
40   FW Maxwell (on loan from Corinthians)
42   DF Ewerthon
44   DF Chico Silva
46   DF Luciano Juba
48   MF Alê Santos
49   MF Matheusinho
75   FW Pedro Maranhão
77   MF Marcão
79   FW Ewandro (on loan from Udinese)
92   GK Carlos Eduardo

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Position Player
41   DF Rafael
43   DF Pedrão
50   MF Júlio Cesar
52   FW Danrlley
No. Position Player
53   FW Adson
55   FW Douglas
56   GK Adriano
  DF Elenilson

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Evandro (on loan at Central until 30 November 2020)
  MF Thallyson (on loan at Confiança until 30 November 2020)
No. Position Player
  MF Pablo Pardal (on loan at FC Cascavel until 30 November 2020)
  FW Mikael (on loan at Confiança until 30 November 2020)

Technical staffEdit

Current technical staffEdit

  •   Guto Ferreira – Head Coach
  •   André Luis – Assistant Coach
  •   Alexandre Faganello – Assistant Coach
  •   César Lucena – Assistant Coach
  •   Edvaldo Tacão – Fitness Coach
  •   Vitor Hugo – Fitness Coach
  •   Valdir Júnior – Fitness Coach
  •   Junior Matos – Goalkeeper Trainer

Top scorersEdit

Dadá Maravilha is the sixth leading scorer.
Position Athlete Goals
Traçaia 202
Djalma Freitas 161
Leonardo 133
Luís Carlos 108
Naninho 105
Dario (Dadá Maravilha) 94
Marcílio de Aguiar 93
Raúl Bentancor 91
Roberto Coração de Leão 89
10º 80


The supporters of Sport are called Crimson-black, Leonine and Sportista. The club has various organized supporters:

  • Brava IIha
  • Gang da Ilha
  • Comando Rasta

  • Torcida Jovem
  • Leões da Ilha
  • Bafo do Leão

  • Treme Terra
  • Tropa de Elite
  • SportChopp

Brazilian fans of Sport RecifeEdit

State Percentage
Pernambuco 41%
Alagoas 8%
Paraíba 11%
Rio Grande do Norte 5%
Sergipe 6%
  • Total: 1.7% or 3.300.000 Supporters. Population Brazil (2010): 192.924.506 hab.


Santa CruzEdit

The Derby of Crowds (Clássico das Multidões) is a duel that often leads many people to Pernambuco. Sport has a considerable advantage in relation to its archrival, with a number exceeding 60 wins difference. It is the second largest difference in classic triumphs of Brazilian football.


The Derby of Derbies (Clássico dos Clássicos) is the third oldest derby in the country, second only to Clássico Vovô and Grenal. This brings together the two oldest teams in Pernambuco, with Sport also having a big difference of advantages over its archrival: more than 20 wins.[2]


The Champions Derby (Clássico dos Campeões) is one of the most ancient and classical derbies of Pernambuco, and is named that way because until the late 1930s, Sport and its archrival America were together the two teams with the highest number of titles, and were also the two main clubs of Recife.

Board of directorsEdit


  • CEO: João Humberto Martorelli
  • Vice-president Executive: vacant
  • Superintendent Football: Nei Pandolfo
  • Vice-president of Football: Gustavo Dubeux e Arnaldo Barros
  • Vice-president Administrative: Eliezer Menezes dos Santos
  • Vice-president Legal: Arnaldo Barros
  • Vice-president Equity: Alexandre Jorge Klaus Wanderley
  • Vice-president Engineering: Aluisio José Moura Dubeux
  • Vice-president of Esp. Amad.: Yuri Romão
  • Vice-president of Marketing: Gabriel Freire
  • Vice-president Medical: Edelson Dourado
  • Vice-president Communications: Jose Alves de Oliveira Sobrinho
  • Vice-president Safety and General Services: Joaquim Donato Filho
  • Vice-president Commercial: Camilo Lellis de Oliveira Leite
  • Vice-president Social and Rel Intern.: André Fontenelle
  • Vice-president Finance: Homero Leite Maia Mourtinho da Silva
  • Vice-president of Strategic Affairs: Ricardo de Sá Leitão
  • Vice-president of Culture: Ney Castelo Branco

List of current directorsEdit

  • Communications Director: Paulo Rogerio Machado de Lima
  • Director of Visual Communication: Bruno Falcone Stamford
  • Web Director: Andre Fontenelle
  • Director of Information Technology: Roger Olmos
  • Director of Heritage: Beroaldo Raimundo Lopes Maia Filho
  • Engineering Director: José Antonio Hawatt
  • Officers Football: Marcos Amaral and Gustavo Bueno.
  • Officers Rowing: Amaury William Miranda and Silvio Lino Moreira
  • Officers Amateur Soccer: Edgar Melo Monteiro, Eucrésio Tadeu de Oliveira and Marcos Lemos Trigueiro
  • Director of Hockey: Bethlehem Baldwin Joaquim Neto
  • Director of Basketball: Stephen Ricardo de Oliveira
  • Officers Table Tennis: Ivo Jose Luis and Sergio Wanderley Gallindo Bridges
  • Director of Swimming: Carvalho
  • Director of Tennis: Maria Quitéria N. Gonçalves
  • Director of the Water Park: Inez Maria Barros Borba
  • Director of Concentration: Nelcy Valencia
  • Press Officer: Alvaro Claudino
  • Special Advisor for Strategic Planning: Marcela Albuquerque Tenorio
  • Special Advisor to the Executive Presidency: Geraldo de Moura Vernon Walmsley.
  • Special Advisor to the Executive Presidency: Aluisio Ribeiro Junior Maluf
  • Council Tax: Hilton Mayrinck Gayoso, Marcylio Parayso Valente, Geraldo de Paula Batista Filho, José Alves Sobrinho and Valdir Barbosa Junior
  • São Paulo Office: Warley Pimentel

Council deliberativeEdit

  • President: Gustavo Dubeux
  • Vice-president: Luciano Bivar
  • Representatives in Pernambuco Football Federation: Emanuel da Costa Neto, Emanuel Gayoso and Fred Domingos

Stadiums and training fieldsEdit


Estádio Ilha do Retiro
Estádio Ilha do Retiro – panaoramic view

Belonged to Sport Recife from 1918 until 1937, here's more details of the first stage red and black, whose wooden bleachers and iron was bought by the Fluminense, 90 years ago. Location; Recife; Capacity; 8,000 people (2000 being seated); Opening: America-PE 3–1 Flamengo on May 15, 1918 Attendance record: 8000 spectators (30s)

Better known as Ilha do Retiro, is a stadium for the soccer practice, and official seat of the Sport Club do Recife. Located in the neighborhood of Ilha do Retiro in Recife, capital of Pernambuco State. Recently was considered the best stadium in the Northeast, by its structure, location, and obey FIFA standards. The Ilha do Retiro stadium, inaugurated in 1937, with a maximum capacity of 35,520 people.


  • Arena do Sport (Arena's Sport) and (Ilha do Retiro's Arena)

The sports complex will occupy a total area of 174 thousand square meters will feature the Multipurpose Arena, known as (Arena do Sport), and with capacity above 46,000 seats, and even the Arena can increase capacity to 55,000 with the removal of removable seats behind the goals. Of which 15,000 special chairs, chairs captives 5800, 2900 and 1440 suites cabins and 19.8 numbered chairs. The parking lot will have 4.450 vacancies. In the complex will have a shopping, hotel, two office building, a convention center and especially maintaining and redesigned seat and saputizeiro. And wanting to keep all the equipment you have today, all amateur sports as well as swimming pools, will be covered by the project. Contemplating all amateur and Olympic sports that the club now has a total of 14 sports. All they will have better structures and blocks. The pool area, much used by its members is maintained with no loss of space. With a gym with capacity for 2,000 spectators, the complex also has an amphitheater with capacity for 15 000 people, where events will be held. Has a modern museum, likened to the museums of the best clubs in the world, with all the history of the club and with their trophies. The contract with the construction company only allow the use of surface for 30 years. All recipes now preserved, i.e., the box office of the games, the collection of members, the TV rights. The sale of 100% of uniform Sport continues. The more revenue: a percentage of everything that is leased to third parties, this 30-year period. That is, the income of the business shopping and shows the possible sale of the name of the Arena of the Sport. Moreover, it will have a significant financial contribution that will be used to fix old debts of the club. After 30 years, all proceeds will be 100% of Sport. In early 2014, will begin the process of demolition of Ilha do Retiro, with estimates of the current club president. This way is the only way to begin the process of work on the Arena, budgeted at R$750 million. With a deadline of two years of work for the Arena and another year to the complex, and the final end in mid-2017, when Sports make their 112th anniversary.

Training CenterEdit

The TC President José de Andrade Medici, also known as CT do Leão, is a sports training center, located in the city of Paulista, belonging to the Sport Club do Recife. Located in the neighborhood of Paratibe, distant about 30 km from Recife. The site, with a total area of 8 hectares (8,000 m²), is used for training and professional team of the basic categories of Sport. The Lion CT is currently undergoing major improvements in the structural part.

The CT do Leão, has 5 fields sizes officers, with the total area 8 hectares (8,000 m²). Date of purchase: April 3, 2007.



It is well defined in the bylaws of the club: § 2 of the 2nd article of the 1st chapter – in the pursuit of social and cultural activities-sports, the Sport Club do Recife seek to develop, maintain and elevate the true spirit crimson-black, under the slogan Pelo Sport Tudo!(For Sport Everything!). The motto will very likely have to rise at a time that coincides with the onset of war cry, to cry because it is part of initiating the same.


The first coat of Sport had nothing to do with the current one. In one of the first statutes of the club he was well defined: About an anchor, and arm the date May 13, 1905, based on a pair of oars crossed with a mast containing descendants streamers and a croquette, a lifeguard, and in center a football between a cricket and stick a tennis racket, crossed and surmounted by the letters SCR, interlaced monogram and the body, writing Sport Club Recife. Soon, the badge number 1 represented the Sport all sports practiced by the club at the time, from cricket to spearfishing. The coat was too complex, difficult to reproduce and not bore the colors. Then, in 1919 then President Arnaldo Loyo faced a challenge to many at the time was considered madness: get Sport to Belém do Pará to play a series of five friendlies. The club has achieved significant results since the time the Pará football was more developed than the Pernambuco. These were the results: Sport 3–3 Remo-Paysandu Combination (23/03), Sport 3–2 Paraense Team (27/03), Sport 0–1 Paysandu (01/04), Sport 2x1 Remo-Paysandu Combination (03/04) and Sport 0–1 Remo (06/04). And the game of the day was April 3, 1919 which was in dispute a gorgeous French bronze called of the Lion of the North where the sculptures included a Greek archer accompanied by an imposing lion. To the surprise of Pará, the Sport wins Local combined 2–1 and get the trophy. Disappointment for opposing fans was such that a fan invaded the most daring ship where leaders Crimson-Black kept the piece, and damaged its tail with an iron pipe. This inspired the development of a new coat for the sport. So the lion was adopted as the new symbol of the club because it represented all his boldness, courage and spirit of the winner scored since its founding. The art was responsible for the designer Armando Vieira dos Santos which was based on Scottish heraldry arms to prepare the shield.


The pavilion's official Sport is well described in its charter: Article 9 of Chapter 2 – The Sport Club do Recife has as official pavilion, a flag rectangular in shape, with seven horizontal stripes parallel of equal width, four black and three embodied alternately the first and last of which in black color. In the top right corner flag, square black, with the heraldic figure of a lion standing and profile in yellow gold, turned to the right of the square, holding a drawing surround the club logo in black stroke. The background of this design is in yellow gold, appearing in its center, the SCR monogram in black letters intertwined. In the lower right corner of the square, the inscription in yellow gold numeral number nineteen hundred and five, the significant year of foundation of the club. The width of the flag is equal to seven tenths of the length thereof, and the side of the square is equal to the sum of the width of three tracks.

With the achievements of the Brazilian Championship 1987, Brazil Cup 2008, and also the Brazilian Championship 1990 – Series B, was adopted unofficially the use of three stars the first black belt. With two gold, two titles that represent the maximum of the Lion of the Island, and silver, which shows the "title of overcoming," won amid many difficulties.

In the official anthem of the Sport Club do Recife, the author Eunitônio Edir Pereira makes a nice quote to the flag:

Eterno símbolo de orgulho
(Eternal symbol of pride)
É o pavilhão
(Is the flag)
De listras pretas e vermelhas,
(Black and red stripes,)
Com o Leão
(With the Lion)
Erguendo, imponente, o imortal escudo
(Lifting, imposing the immortal shield)
Mostrando a gente que o Sport é tudo
(Showing us that the Sport is everything)
Que a vida tem de belo a oferecer
(What beautiful things life has to offer)
Sport, Sport
(Sport, Sport)
Uma razão para viver
(A reason to live)


The official anthem of the Sport Club do Recife was written by the author Eunitônio Edir Pereira, who, with great mastery, led the Crimson-Black sentiment, as seen and acknowledged the fans of the sport. The composition brings a lot of quotes to history and to the particularities of the club. They are: the passion and loyalty of the fans, the club's founding on May 13, 1905 by Guilherme de Aquino Fonseca, and also the various athletes who have played for Sport, who over the years have defended O Leão da Ilha (The Lion of the Island).

Com o Sport Eternamente estarei
(Forever I will be with Sport)
Pois rubro-negras são
(For crimson-black are)
As cores que abracei
(The colors that hugged)
E o abraço, de tão forte,
(And the hug was so strong,)
Não tem separação
(Do not have separation)
Pra mim, o meu Sport
(For me, my Sport)
É religião
(is religion)
A vida a gente vive
(The life we live)
Pra vencer
(to win)
Sport, Sport
(Sport, Sport)
Uma razão para viver
(A reason to live)

Treze de Maio,
(Thirteenth of May)
Mil novecentos e cinco
(One thousand nine hundred and five)
Dia divino em que Guilherme de Aquino
(Divine day in which Guilherme de Aquino)
Reúne, no Recife, ardentes seguidores
(Gathers in Recife, ardent followers)
Fundando esta nação de vencedores
(Founding this nation of winners)
Que encanta, enobrece e dá prazer
(What enchants, ennobles and gives pleasure)
Sport, Sport
(Sport, Sport)
Uma razão para viver
(A reason to live)

Eterno símbolo de orgulho
(Eternal symbol of pride)
É o pavilhão
(Is the flag)
De listras pretas e vermelhas,
(Of Black and red stripes,)
Com o Leão
(With the Lion)
Erguendo, imponente, o imortal escudo
(Lifting, imposing, the immortal shield)
Mostrando a gente que o Sport é tudo
(Showing the people that Sport is everything)
Que a vida tem de belo a oferecer
(What beautiful things life has to offer)
Sport, Sport
(Sport, Sport)
Uma razão para viver
(A reason to live)

São gerações e corações
(Generations and hearts are)
Fazendo a história
(Making History)
São campeões e emoções
(They are champions and emotions)
Tecendo a glória
(Weaving the glory)
Do bravo Leão da Ilha, Sport obsessão
(Bravo Lion Island, Sport obsession)
Que faz bater mais forte o coração
(What makes the heart beat faster)
Torcida mais fiel não pode haver
(There can't be a more faithful crowd)
Sport, Sport
(Sport, Sport)
Uma razão para viver
(A reason to live)
Sport! Sport! Sport!
(Sport! Sport! Sport!)


Article 6 of the 2nd chapter says that: The official colors of Sport Club do Recife will always be black and red, used together, in uniforms, shields, badges, pennants, flags, etc...


The uniforms of Sport are described in Article 8 of the 2nd chapter: In sports competitions, athletes from Sport Club do Recife will wear an official uniform, which will always have the SCR shield on their shirt, on their left side and at chest level, and obeys one of the following uniforms:

a) Shirt with black and red stripes, with white or black shorts and black socks;

b) White shirt, shorts and socks

c) Black shirt, shorts and socks, with red accents;

d) Golden shirt, shorts and socks, with discreet red and black details;

Kit ManufacturersEdit

Kit sponsorsEdit

  • 1983: AVIS (in some games) and Federal Seguros (in some games)
  • 1985–92: Banco Banorte
  • 1993–94: Coca-Cola
  • 1995–97: Tintas Renner
  • 1998: Excelsior Seguros
  • 1999: Sonrisal
  • 2000: Saúde Excelsior (in the Copa dos Campeões) and Bauducco (in the quarter-finals of the Copa João Havelange)
  • 2001: TAM (in some games)
  • 2002: Tupan (in the game of Copa do Brasil), TIM and Direct (in the Copa do Nordeste)
  • 2003: Hexal Genéricos
  • 2004: Lemon Bank and Moura Dubeux
  • 2005: Cimento Nassau
  • 2006: Cimento Nassau, Rota do Mar and Moura Dubeux
  • 2007: Cimento Nassau, Minasgás, Rota do Mar and Moura Dubeux, Frevo, Prefeitura do Recife, Nordeste Segurança (in some games)
  • 2008: Cimento Nassau. Minasgás, CNA (in some games) and TOTVS (in the final of the Copa do Brasil)
  • 2009: Cimento Nassau, CNA (in some games), Shineray
  • 2010: Cimento Nassau, Supergasbras, Shineray, BMG, Mec-tronic, Mycrocred
  • 2011: BMG, Supergasbras, Shineray, Mycrocred, Farmácias Guararapes (Finals of the Campeonato Pernambucano), Webmotors.
  • 2012: MRV Engenharia, EletroShopping, Tintas Iquine, Shineray, Brasilit.
  • 2013: Eletroshopping, Shineray, BioGarnier (games in the second stage of the Campeonato Pernambucano), BMG and Mycrocred (in the second game of the finals of the Campeonato Pernambucano).
  • 2014: Caixa Econômica Federal


In 1919 in Para, they won the Lion of the North Trophy competition, which at the time was considered very difficult for any team from Pernambuco, as football in Para was more developed. Sport then went to Belem and won the French bronze trophy, which would later be the reason for creating the mascot, the lion, as well as the creation of one of the nicknames of Sport: Leão do Norte (Lion of the North).

The mascot symbol of Sport called Leo. It was created over 25 years ago by cartoonist Humberto Araujo, and since then has been illustrating the achievements and highlights of the club. Leo is beloved among all the fans of the Crimson-Black, especially by children. The name Leo means lion in Latin.

War cryEdit

Source Cazá, Cazá

The first time the battle cry of Sport was hailed back to the Championship celebrations Pernambucano 1938, the year in which the Lion won another title. Vasco da Gama has a war cry similar to the Sport, with some minor changes in some verses. There it began to be hailed by 1942, by which time the legendary Ademir Menezes, greatest player in the history of Pernambucan football and one of the best in the history of world football, began playing there, with the cry of the Vasco players. Despite more than six decades ago, Cazá, Cazá never lost its vitality and originality, and it became theme music for many composers and constituted one of the trademarks of Crimson-Black crowd wherever it went. Currently, the battle cry is sung at the beginning of each game time in Ilha do Retiro, pulled by Rádio Ilha, besides the crowd during games.

Caza, Caza

Pelo Sport nada?
(For Sport nothing?)
Pelo Sport nada?
(For Sport nothing?)
Então como é, como vai ser e como sempre será?
(So how is it, how will it be and how will it always be?)
Cazá! Cazá! Cazá, Cazá, Cazá!
(Caza! Caza! Caza, Caza, Caza!)
A turma é mesmo boa!
(The class is really good!)
É mesmo da fuzarca!
(It's the same fuzarca!)
Sport! Sport! Sport!
(Sport! Sport! Sport!)

Supporters DayEdit

In 2008, Sport Supporter Day was founded, through the Law No. 17.415/2008, and bill No. 249/2005. The commemorative date coincides with the date of the founding of the club.

Publications about SportEdit

  • SILVESTRE, Rafael. Copa do Brasil 2008 – Há cinco anos o Brasil era rubro-negro. BB Editora, São Paulo, 2013.
  • FILHO, Costa. Meu Coração de Leão – Memórias de um Paraibano Louco pelo Sport. Mídia Gráfica e Editora, João Pessoa, 2013.
  • BIVAR, Fernando Caldas. Coração Rubro-negro: "A união faz o Leão". Independente, Recife, 2005.
  • CORDEIRO, Carlos Celso e; GUEDES, Luciano. Sport – Retrospecto – 1905 a 1959. Recife, 2005.
  • CORDEIRO, Carlos Celso e; GUEDES, Luciano. Sport – Retrospecto – 1960 a 1979. Recife, 2006.
  • CORDEIRO, Carlos Celso e; GUEDES, Luciano. Sport – Retrospecto – 1980 a 1999. Recife, 2007.
  • SANTOS, Manoel Heleno Rodrigues dos. Memória Rubro-negra (1905–55). M. Inojosa Editora, Recife, 1985.
  • SANTOS, Manoel Heleno Rodrigues dos. Memória Rubro-negra II (1956–88). Editora Universitária da UFPE, Recife, 1992.
  • SOUZA, Carlos Enrique de. Histórias da Garra Rubro-negra. Editora Comunicarte, Recife, 1993.


  1. ^ Brígido, Carolina (April 18, 2017). "STF declara Sport campeão brasileiro de 1987" [STF declare Sport 1987 Brazilian champion]. O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ (May 27, 2020). "The grand old foes of Recife". Retrieved May 27, 2020.

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