Treze Futebol Clube

Treze Futebol Clube is a Brazilian football team from Campina Grande in Paraíba, founded on September 7, 1925. Historically, the club has competed in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A several times. Recently, the club has competed only in lower divisions of the national league, the Copa do Brasil, the regional Copa do Nordeste and the Paraíba State Championship

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Full nameTreze Futebol Clube
Nickname(s)Galo da Borborema (Borborema's Rooster)
FoundedSeptember 7, 1925 (96 years ago) (1925-09-07)
GroundEstádio Presidente Vargas
Capacity8,885 (Presidente Vargas)
19,000 (Amigão)
PresidentOlavo Rodrigues[1]
Head coachMarcelinho Paraíba[2]
LeagueCampeonato Paraibano
Série D, 47th
Paraibano, 5th
WebsiteClub website

The main rival of Treze is Campinense, another traditional football club from Campina Grande. They have a long-standing rivalry, being collectively known as the Maiorais. This is considered as the most important derby in the countryside of Brazil. There is also a rivalry between Treze and Botafogo (PB), a football club from João Pessoa (Paraíba's capital), due to some historical issues between the two cities.

The club own the Presidente Vargas stadium, which has a theoretical capacity of 12,000, but an approved capacity of 3,800.[3] Games are often played at the state-owned stadium Amigão.



The club was founded on September 7, 1925 by Antônio Fernandes Bioca and twelve other football fans. The group usually played football at a field which is now João Pessoa street. Antônio Fernandes Bioca introduced football to Paraíba, after bringing the first football to the state.

First teamEdit

In 1925, Treze's first team was José Rodolfo, José Casado, Alberto Santos, Zacarias Ribeiro "Cotó" and Plácido Veras "Guiné", Eurico, Zacarias do Ó, José Eloy, Olívio Barreto, Osmundo Lima and José de Castro.

First gameEdit

Treze's first official match was played on 1 May 1926, at Campo dos Currais, which is now the site of a public market. Treze beat Palmeiras, an established team from the state capital João Pessoa, 1-0. Plácido Veras (known as Guiné), one of the thirteen founders of the club, scored the goal, to become the scorer of the first official Treze goal.[4]

State ChampionshipEdit

In 1939, Treze became the first team from outside the metropolitan region of João Pessoa to enter the Campeonato Paraibano.[5] They won their first title in 1940[6] and have a total of 15 championship titles.

In 1966, Treze won the Campeonato Paraibabo undefeated, recording 12 victories and 2 draws, and conceding only 5 goals[7]

National CompetitionEdit

Treze have competed in the top tier of the Brazilian football league system a total of 9 times, including the combined tournaments held in 1986, 1987 and 2000.[8] They have competed a further 7 times in the second tier, 12 times in the third tier and 5 times in the fourth tier. They have gained promotion twice from Série D, in 2011, when a 5th-placed finish meant they replaced Rio Branco-AC who were excluded from the competition[9] and in 2018.

In 1999, Treze were the first Paraíba State team to progress beyond the first stage of the Copa do Brasil, beating Santa Cruz. Treze lost the first leg 2-3 in Campina Grande, but then won the second leg 4-2 in Recife.[10]

Current squadEdit

As of 26 February 2022, registered for 2022 Campeonato Paraibano.[11][12]

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 Luciano Alves
GK   BRA Andrezon
DF   BRA Sanderson
DF   BRA Guilherme Rocha
DF   BRA Lau
DF   BRA Patrick
DF   BRA Eduardo Elias
DF   BRA Hyago
DF   BRA Filipe Alves
DF   BRA Allyson
DF   BRA Carlos Henrique
MF   BRA Lucas Gomes
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA João Victor
MF   BRA Marcelo Barbosa
MF   BRA Jean Sergipano
MF   BRA Diego Souza
MF   BRA Arly
MF   BRA Carlinhos
MF   BRA Renato Conceição
FW   BRA Raphael Augusto
FW   BRA Marcus Vinicius
FW   BRA Vieira
FW   BRA Ramon Soares
FW   BRA Jeffinho




  • Campeonato Paraibano (15): 1940, 1941, 1950, 1966, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2020
  1. ^ Unofficial title. There were four group winners who shared the title.[13]

Seasons in National League divisionsEdit

Série AEdit

Season Position Notes
1976 53rd/54
1977 55th/62
1979 61st/94
1982 28th/44
1983 44th/44
1984 29th/41
1986 24th/48 Qualified via parallel Série B tournament
2000 92nd/115 Single parallel tournament for all levels

Serie BEdit

Season Position Notes
1980 58th/64
1981 37th/48
1985 7th/24
1986 3rd/36 Parallel tournament, qualified for Série A 2nd phase
1987 9th/16 Copa João Havelange Group Yellow
1988 22nd/24
1989 12th/96
1990 24th/24
1991 45th/64

Série CEdit

Season Position Notes
1992 29th/31
1998 48th/66
2001 12th/65
2002 17th/61
2003 44th/93
2004 5th/60
2005 5th/63
2006 8th/64
2008 60th/63
2012 13th/20
2013 5th/21
2014 18th/20 Relegated to Série D
2019 16th/20
2020 17th/20 Relegated to Série D

Série DEdit

Season Position Notes
2009 25/39
2010 13/40
2011 5/40 Promoted to Série C to replace Rio Branco-AC
2015 17/40
2018 2/68 Promoted to Série C
2021 47/68

Team colorsEdit

Treze's colors are black and white. They usually play in black and white vertical stripes, black shorts and black socks. Its away kit is almost all-white, with the exception being its black socks.

Club name and mascotEdit

The name Treze translates Thirteen in English, the number of the founders of the club. The mascot is a rooster as it represents the number 13 in Jogo do Bicho (an illicit gambling game in Brazil).


  1. ^ "De volta à presidência do Treze, Olavo Rodrigues prega foco no futuro: "Não olharemos para trás"" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Treze acerta o retorno do técnico Marcelinho Paraíba para o time" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. March 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "Laudo de Segurance Pres Vargas (Page 22)" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Federação Paraibana de Futebol. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "TREZE FUTEBOL CLUBE" (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Paraíba State League - Composition of the championships 1919-2014". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Paraíba State League 1940". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Paraíba State League 1966". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Treze Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2008.
  9. ^ "Em nova liminar, Justiça da PB manda a CBF excluir o Rio Branco da Série C" (in Portuguese). July 6, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Brazil Cup 1999". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Treze encerra mistério, apresenta 21 jogadores e promete mais reforços antes do Paraibano 2022" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. December 18, 2021.
  12. ^ "Elenco" (in Portuguese). Treze Futebol Clube. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  13. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship - Copa Brasil". RSSF Brasil. Retrieved March 2, 2016.

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